Monkton Bluefriars

Training | Head Races | Regattas

This event has a website.

There is a Google map for this event.

Monkton are usually based at Barnes Bridge or St Paul's.

For official information about races see The Head of the River Race Web site

Arrangements at St Paul's
Arrive at Lonsdale Road entrance (see map), and park as directed.

Arrangements at Barnes
NB (2003) Parking on the North side of the river is far more restricted than is customary, because the local council have imposed 'No Parking' rules on the grass. You may have to find a side road to park in, then WALK!

Location

There are several boathouses in the area of Barnes Bridge. These notes assume you wish you go to the down-river side of Barnes bridge to the Civil Service or Emanuel boathouses.

From A4 coming from the west on the M4/A4

Go to the end of M4, where it becomes A4, and contnue. Turn your tripmeter to zero, or note the mileage
 Leg Miles   Pass Porshe garage on your left
 0.1   0.1  Traffic lights. Straight on, then get into right hand lane
 0.7   0.8  Hogarth roundabout, which has fly-over. Take A316 signed Richmond. Choose middle lane when on the roundabout


 0.2   1.0  Zebra crossing
 0.3   1.3  Traffic lights. Straight on.

1.5 Traffic lights. Turn Left into Staveley Gardens

1.9 Road bears right at the river. Park anywhere.

if you miss the lights go on towards Chiswick Bridge
turn left at the traffic lights just before Chiswick bridge
this small road follows the river towards Barnes bridge
follow the road away from the river
then under the railway line, then back to the river again
park on the left near the boathouses

Coming from the South
From the M3, go to the end where it becomes the A316, stay on the A316 all the way to Chiswick bridge
from elsewhere, get onto the A316 heading for Chiswick bridge
go north over Chiswick bridge
turn right at the lights immediately after the bridge
this small road follows the river towards Barnes bridge
follow the road away from the river
then under the railway line, then back to the river again
park on the left near the boathouses

Parking
a lot of boats and trailers use the parking area, so park on the side of the road away from the river
if you arrive late parking near the bridge will be gone, but there is plenty of space further along the road

NB (2003) Parking on the North side of the river is far more restricted than is customary, because the local council have imposed 'No Parking' rules on the grass. You may have to find a side road to park in, then WALK!

Public Transport

By train : Go to Barnes BRIDGE (not Barnes) from Central London.

By Bus : Bus number to be added. Please Mail me to let me know which.

Spectator Advice
most people bring their own picnics, but burgers and sandwiches can usually be bought at the boathouses
there are very limited toilet facilities in the boathouses

Watching


there is lots of activity before the race
the boathouse area gets very crowded with crews, so please don't get in their way
you can walk downstream towards the bandstand
there are good views from the railway bridge
also good views by going over the bridge and walking up or down stream
programmes are on sale at the boathouse

If these notes contain errors, or if you have is suggestions for improvements or additions, please e-mail text to Julian Bewick