Regatta Directions

Directions to the Regatta

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO PASS OVER THE FLOOD DEFENCE HUMP WITH A BOAT TRAILER

The Regatta Meadows are on the Burton Town Centre side of the River Trent, opposite Stapenhill Gardens.  Access by car is via Watson Street, Burton upon Trent.  Access by foot is via the Ferry foot bridge.  Please see the map below for further guidance.

Once in the town centre, follow signs for Trent Washlands.  For SatNav or 'Online Route Finder' users, please use the following postcode: DE14 3AH.  This will get you to Watson Street which leads onto the Regatta Meadows.

 


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A38 from Derby and the North, and from Stoke and Nottingham via A50 Junction 4:  Follow the signs for A38 Burton-on-Trent.  Carry straight on past the first turn off for Burton (Clay Mills), continue on the A38 until you reach the Branston exit.  Leave the A38 and, at the roundabout, take the first exit and take one of the two right hand lanes to the traffic lights.  Turn right at the lights into Branston village.  Follow the main road (Burton Road), go straight over the next mini roundabout and under the railway bridge.  After the railway bridge the fourth turning on your right, after just over half a mile, is Watson Street (if you reach the next roundabout you have gone too far!).  Turn right into Watson Street, stay on this road (Tesco will be on your left), and this will take you onto the Washlands and the Regatta Meadows.  Please see the note below about boat trailer access.

A38 From Lichfield and the South:  Follow the signs for A38 Burton-on-Trent.  Leave the A38 at the Branston exit.  Take the third exit off the roundabout and take one of the two right hand lanes to the traffic lights.  Turn right at the lights into Branston village.  Follow the main road (Burton Road), go straight over the next mini roundabout and under the railway bridge.  After the railway bridge the fourth turning on your right, after just over half a mile, is Watson Street (if you reach the next roundabout you have gone too far!).  Turn right into Watson Street, stay on this road (Tesco will be on your left), and this will take you onto the Washlands and the Regatta Meadows.  Please see the note below about boat trailer access.

A511 from Leicester and the East:  Follow the A511 following signs for Burton-on-Trent until you enter East Staffordshire and Burton upon Trent.  Continue straight on, going straight over mini roundabout (Beaufort Road is to the left), then after another mile you will reach a set of traffic lights - the Swan Pub will be on the right and the Burton Bridge in front of you.  Turn left at the lights (signposted Nuneaton A444).  Follow the road, past Trent Rowing Club and Burton Leander Rowing Club on the right, for three quarters of a mile to the next roundabout.  Turn right (the third exit) onto St. Peter's Bridge.  At the next roundabout at the far end of the bridge take the first exit and then take the first left onto Watson Street.  Stay on this road (Tesco will be on your left), and this will take you onto the Washlands and the Regatta Meadows.  Please see the note below about boat trailer access.

M42/A42, Exit Junction 11,A444:  Follow signs for A444 Burton-on-Trent.  Pass through villages Overseal, Castle Gresley and Stanton into Stapenhill.  In Stapenhill pass over mini roundabout (Violet Way is to the right), follow the road (A444) down the hill and round to the left (Stapenhill Post Office is on the right).  At the roundabout take the second exit (straight over) onto St Peter's Bridge.  At the next roundabout at the far end of the bridge take the first exit and then take the first left onto Watson Street.  Stay on this road (Tesco will be on your left), and this will take you onto the Washlands and the Regatta Meadows.  Please see the note below about boat trailer access.



IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TRAILER ACCESS

There is a Flood Defence hump at the access to the Regatta Meadows.  This hump is impossible to pass over with a loaded boat trailer and an attempt to do so may cause serious damage to the towing vehicle, trailer and/or boats.

There is a bypass road around the hump which we are legally obliged by the East Staffordshire Borough Council to keep locked, but we will open when necessary to allow boat trailers and authorised large vehicles to pass onto the field.  If this gate is not manned when you arrive there will be a notice on the gate with the mobile phone number of the supervisor with the key who will be somewhere on the regatta field and will be with you within a few minutes.

If you have any problems call Richard Gipson on 07828 144835.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO PASS OVER THE FLOOD DEFENCE HUMP WITH A BOAT TRAILER

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