Venues

Colchester Rugby Club, Mill Road, Colchester, CO4 5AL

From North Station take the A134 (Northern Approach) sign posted to Sudbury past Turners Rise and at the next set of traffic lights take the right hand turn into Mill Road.  At the roundabout take the first turning and then take the third turning on the left. 

From the A12 take the new junction for the football stadium, then turn left along Axial Way and follow to Severalls Lane and at the roundabout take the second exit towards Colchester, at the next roundabout take the third exit into Mill Road towards the hospital. At the next roundabout take the second exit and the Rugby Club comes up on the right (approximately 100 metres).

The Cricketers, Fordham Heath, Colchester, CO3 9TG

From Tollgate or if you come off the A12 junction 26, go over the A12 towards Halstead  and  Eight Ash Green at the next roundabout take the second turning, and take the first  right turn into Spring Lane, follow the road for approximately half a mile the pub is on the right. 

Birch Grove Golf Club, Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS

From South Way Colchester (Police Station) take the Maldon Road B1022 and then turn into Shrub End Road.  At the cross road (third set of traffic lights) turn left into Boadicea Way, at the end of the road turn right into Layer Road follow road and Kent and Blaxhill will be on right hand side, go straight over both mini roundabouts and after about 800 yards on the left there is a telegraph pole where you will see the golf club sign (sign is unlit).  Follow lane and parking is round the back of the club house. (If you come to the sign for Clarice Heath Spa on the right you have gone too far and will need to turn round - Birch Grove is then approximately 50 metres on the right)..

From A12 junction 26 take Essex Yeomanry Way and at the second roundabout take the second exit torwards Colchester.  At the traffic lights take the right hand turning into Straight Road and follow all the way to the end.  At the double mini roundabout turn left then right into Gosbecks Road and at the next roundabout take the first turning follow to the end of the road to Kent and Blaxhill turn right at the mini roundabouts and after 800 yards on the left there is a telegraph  pole where you will see the golf club sign (sign is unlit)  follow lane and parking is round the back of the club house.

Stoke By Nayland Golf Club  CO6 4PZ

From North Station take the A134 (Northern Approach) sign posted to Sudbury ignore the first sign for Stoke By Nayland (A1087) keep going for about two miles then take the 4th turning on the right after the Lion Pub the A1068.  The turning is about a mile on the right  well lit and follow for about half a mile to car park. 

 

From North Station, the Albert roundabout head towards Clacton / fire station at the traffic lights turn right into McDonalds / Leisure Centre, the Leisure Centre car park is on the right.  The barriers are raised at 8 pm. and we do not have to pay - if you are unsure ask at reception but we should not get charged but disabled bays are still for disabled only.

From Elmstead Market head towards the Greenstead roundabout along St Andrews Avenue and at the next 2 sets of mini roundabout take the second exits to the second set of lights turn left at McDonalds'.  The Leisure centre car park is on the right.  The Barriers are raised at 8pm and we do not have to pay.  If unsure ask at reception but we should not get charged but disable bays are still for disabled only. 

 

From Colchester take the A137 Harwich Road towards Manningtree for six miles just after the Kings Arms pub take the second turning on the right into Bromley Road and the venue is on the left. 

If you come to the little mini roundabout or from Clacton or Ipswich at the top of Coxs Hill and the Ford Garage take the road towards Colchester and then take the first left and the venue is just on the left.

If you come off the A12 at junction 31 head for East Bergholt picking up signs for Manningtree. When you come to the Cattawade roundabout take the 3rd exit then under the railway bridge till the next roundabout take the third exit up Coxs Hill then at the top turn right then first left hall is on the left.

The Balkerne Gate

From Colchester take the Ipswich Road out of town. At the Rovers Tye roundabout take the second exit.  Over the traffic lights and after 800 yards the pub is on the left.  Mind out for the speed camera.  A12 with the A12 / A120 J29 head towards Colchester the pub is on the right. 

The Ramada Hotel, Ardleigh CO7 7QY

From Colchester take the Ipswich Road out of town and at the junction with the A12 / A120 J29 take the exit towards Clacton and 20 yards down the slip road take the left exit for Ardleigh, after about 400 yards the hotel is on the left.

The Crown, Ardleigh, CO7 7QY

From Colchester take the Ipswich Road out of town and at the junction with the A12 / A120 junction 29 take the exit towards Clacton and 20 yards down the slip road take the left exit for Ardleigh, after about 800 yards the pub is on the right. Turn right at the end of the road where there is a bigger car park.

The Dog and Pheasant, Mile End Road CO4 5EG

From North Station take the A134 (Northen Approach) sign posted to Sudbury.passed Turners Rise and at the next set of traffic lights take the left turn into Mill Road.  At the end of the road you will see the pub straight in front of you.

From the A12 follow instructions for the Rugby Club but keep going until you come to a set of traffic lights and go straight across  at the end of the road you will see the pub straight in front of you. 

The Grapes, Mersea Road CO2 7RH

From St.Boltolphs roundabout (Colchester town station) take te Mersea road and after the traffic lights about 800 yards take the first turning on the left.  Car park on the right behind Last Chance Chippy.

The White Hart (Toby Carvery) Stanway, CO3 8TL

From Colchester take the Lexden road A1124 carrying onto the B1408 London Road keep going straight pass Sainsbury's the White Hart is half a mile on the right.  Drive through gates and car park on left. 

From the A12 head towards Sainsbury's but at the roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout take the third exit the White Hart is half a mile on the right. Drive through gates and car park on left. 

The Playhouse, 4-6 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO1 1TH

Take the bus it stops outside, use your bus pass. If not parking is restricted, this is the old ABC cinema along St. Johns Street and the junction with Head Street, Headgate, and Crouch Street.

 Roberts Night Club, Vineyard Street CO2 7DGT

Take the  bus and get a taxi home if not.

Parking is in Osborne street multi storey, Priory Street (for these two car parks you will need to get a ticket from the machine this will cost 50 pence)  or Vineyard gate.  From Vineyard Gate head towards Priory Street and you will see Roberts on the left.  From Priory street head towards Queen Street, cross at the Silk Road pub and Roberts is on the right. 

Slug and Lettuce, High Street CO1 1TB

Take the bus it stops outside, use your bus pass.  If not parking is restricted.  Nearest car park is Nunns Road behind W&G.  From W& BG / town hall head towards Colchester Castle and the pub is on the left.  Members meet upstairs.

The Essex Golf Club, Earls Colne CO6 2NS

From Colchester join the A12 London bound and come off at J25 A120 Braintree /' Stansted.  Do  not take the first turning for Coggeshall but at the  next junction take the right turning B1024 Colne Road to Earls Colne.  After the Bird in the Hand pub which is on the right take the first turning on the left, at end of read turn left and follow round right hand bend large car park comes up on the right hand side.

Colne Valley Gold Club, Earls Colne CO6 2LT  (New Venue for 2012)

Route 1

From Colchester join the A12 London bound and come off at J25  A120 Braintree /' Stansted. Do not take the first turning for Coggeshall but at the next junction take the right turning B1024 Colne Road to Earls Colne, follow all the way to the mini roundabout at wend.  Take first exit go round bend along high street through the town and then take the right hand fork in the road for station road.  The take the first turning on the right and then go straight ahead to club house.

Route 2

From Colchester join the A12 London bound and come off at J26 and head towards Halstead, Eight Asg Green.  A1124 to mini roundabout take second exit, go round bend along high street through the town and then look take the right hand fork in the road for station road. Take take the first turning on the right and thenn go straight ahead to club house.

The Cameo (formally the Elizabeth) Hotel, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JD

From Colchester take the Ipswich Road and join the A12 to Ipswich, at J32b exit for Copdock and Washbrook, take a left at bottom nof slip road then turn right, follow down the hill the hotel is on the left.  Large car park at back.

 

From Southway Colchester (police station). take the Maldon Road B1022 and then turn into Shrub End Road.  At the cross road (3 sets of traffic lights) turn left into Boadicea Way, at the end of the road turn right into Layer Road, then take the 3rd turning on left. Lordswood road over mini roundabout, you will see club 400 yards on the right take the road beside club and large car park at the rear, use back gate to get in.

The Half Butt, Great Horksley

From North Station take the A134 (Northern Approach) sign posted to Sudbury past Turner Rise and at the next set of traffic light go straight on up to the roundabout take the third turning to Sudbury. Go under the A12 over the mini roundabout and just before the next turning the pub is on the left.

Stanway Rovers Football Club 

From A12 junction 26 take Essex Yeomanry Way and at the second roundabout take the second exit towards Colchester.  Take the second turning on the right, then left and left again, follow road for about 800 yards, club on left.

From Colchester take the \lexden road A1124 at the traffic lights with Straight Road keep going and take the fourth turning on the left follow road around bend and club is about 20 yards on the right.

Brightlingsea Community Centre

From the Greenstead roundabout take tha A133 to Clacton, get in the right hand lane and take the B1027 to Brightlingsea / Wivenhoe Road at the next set of lights turn left to Brightlingsea, after about 4 miles at Thorrington cross roads turn right into Brightlingsea Road, down the hill, past the church which then changes to Church Road, continue and the road changes again to Spring Chase, changes again to Lower Park Road and you will see a sign for re-cycle turn right and the car park is on the left.

From the A12 head towards Clacton on the A120 to the roundabout and take the second turning back towardes Frating, at the lights turn left B1029 signposted Brightlingsea at the cross road go straight over, down the hill, pas the church which then dhanges to Church Road, continue and the road changes again to Spring Chase, changes again to Lower Park Road, and you will see a sign for re-cycle turn right and the car park is on the left

 

From North Station take the A134 (Northern Approach) sign posted to Sudbury.  On approaching Sudbury ring road, over first roundabout the Delphi CAV factory is half a mile on the right. Turn into site entrance at security gate turn left and follow road round to the car park.

Highwoods Country Park CO4 5JR

From North Street Station take the A134 Sudbury Road, get in the right hand lane and at the lights, turn right.  At the first roundabout go straight on and after about 100 yards on the right you will see the turning for Country Park, meet at visitors centre.

Bricklayers Arms CO4 5AA

Near North Station in  Bergholt Road B1508 about 50 yards on the right.  The car park is behind the pub in Mile End Road about 50 yards on the left.  Going away from the station.

The Norfolk 132 - 134 North Station Road CO1 1UZ

From North Station in North Station Road.  From the Albert head towards North Station car par is along Westways A134.

Dedham Winter Walk Mill Lane / Dedham Road B1029  CO7 6DJ

Meet at the bridge near the boat house for a walk to Flatford Bridge and back. This is a circular walk and on the way  back we stop at the Marlborough Head Pub then back to the car park.  Some will only have a drink but others stop for their Sunday lunch.  To book a table for about 12.30 - 1.00 call the pub direct 01206 23250.

Friday Woods  Bounstead Road CO2 0DE

From St Boltolphs roundabout (Colchester Town Station) take the Mersea Road and after the traffic lights take the first turning on the left.  Berechurch Road follow to the very end about one mile, at cross roads go straight into Bounstead Road the car park is about half a mile on the left.

From A12 follow direction to the Maypole, at the cross road turn right into Bounstead Road the car park is about half a mile on the left.

St Johns Church Hall 

From Colchester head down East hill following the signs to Weston homes community stadium. Head up the Ipswich road A1232, at the roundabout with the Rover Tye take the third turning into St Johns Road, then take the second left into St Johns Close. Go past Evergreen drive, Church and hall are on the right. From the Ardleigh interchange head towards Colchester to the roundabout with the Rover Tye take first exit turning into St Johns Road, then take the second left into St Johns Close. Go past Evergreen drive , Church and hall are on the right.

 

Stanway Tollgate Hall CO3 0RH

From junction 27 of the A12 or from Central Colchester procede to the A133 (London Road) at Stanway. At the "white dot" roundabout (just to the East of the Tollgate roundabout) turn into Villa Road - after 1/4 mile Stanway VILLAGE Hall (two storeys) is on the right. Turn into the drive and the Tollgate Hall (single storey) is round the back. There is plenty of parking onsite.