WALLINGFORD LONG DISTANCE SCULLS-The Essentials
Info for spectators
Getting there: Take M25/M4 to junction 8/9 then the A423 to Henley and go through Henley to Wallingford. Do not go into Wallingford itself but as you go into the town there is a bridge and you need to turn right just before that.
Parking: All spectator vehicles need to use the car park at the former South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) offices. The address is South Oxfordshire District Council, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8ED. Allow time to walk from the car park to the boating area and to access the river from the SODC car park, walk out of the car park exit and turn right. A short walk along the road will bring you to a bus stop and a public footpath to your right. Follow this path all the way into the new housing development of Stephen’s Fields/Bellamy Way. Head through the development towards to the main road and you will see the bridge, boating area and trailer park.
Viewing: On the Wallingford side of the river, the river side path starts at the finish (OUBC) and continues south to Cholsey Ferry. (Approx 4000m to go). A good vantage point is on the New Bypass Road Bridge. (Approx 1000m to go)
You can also watch the finish from the Crowmarsh (east) side of the river. Note that there is no riverside path south from the finish towards the New Bypass Road Bridge.
Best access to see the start is from the east, joining the river path from North or South Stoke, or the little road between the two villages which goes fairly close to the river (look for Littlestoke Manor). Dogs are permitted Cycling isn’t easy.
Food: Hot drinks and food are available under the Wallingford Bridge arches (Crowmarsh side), by the trailer park and marked as Crew Registration on the course map. Also good sandwich shops and pubs in town.