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How do I get to Blackwell Meadows?

 

aerial view of blackwell meadows

There are various ways of getting to Blackwell Meadows.

Our address is Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NR

Find us on Google Maps — we are marked on the map as Darlington Rugby Club

 

By Car:

Parking your car at Blackwell Meadows
If you’re coming to Blackwell Meadows to watch a game (postcode DL1 5NR), then matchday car parking is available on a first come first served basis. There are also some Blue Badge spaces available. We recommend that you arrive early.

All car parking is £5 per car.

Directions from the South

From the A1(M), take the junction 57 exit, A66 (M) towards Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Two miles on, at the roundabout at the end of motorway, take the first exit A66.

Follow this for approx 400 yards to another roundabout. Take the 2nd exit A167 to Darlington. Blackwell Meadows is on your right after approx. 400 yards.

There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended to use the town centre car parks, a 20 to 25 minute stroll of Blackwell Meadows but charges will apply. This is supplemented by on-street ‘Pay & Display’ spaces. If you require information on locations and charges go to:

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/car-parking/car-parks-and-charges/

Directions from the West

From the M6 North, take the A685 (junction 38) at Tebay, and then follow this road through Kirkby Stephen to the junction of the A66 at Brough.

Turn right, and follow the A66 to Scotch Corner and the junction of the A1 (M)

From the A1(M), take the junction 57 exit, A66 (M) towards Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport.

At the roundabout at the end of motorway, take the first exit A66.

Follow this for approx 400 yards to another roundabout. Take the 2nd exit A167 to Darlington. Blackwell Meadows is on your right after approx. 400 yards.

There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended to use the town centre car parks, a 20 to 25 minute stroll of Blackwell Meadows but charges will apply. This is supplemented by on-street ‘Pay & Display’ spaces. If you require information on locations and charges go to:

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/car-parking/car-parks-and-charges/

 

Directions from the North

From A1(M) junction 59, take the A167 towards the town centre. Follow the A167 for five miles along the ring road. After you have passed Sainsbury’s on your left hand side, you are now on Grange Road. The ground is approx three quarters of a mile after Sainsbury’s on your left hand side.

There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended that you use the town centre car parks within a 20 to 25 minute stroll of Blackwell Meadows but charges will apply. This is supplemented by on-street ‘Pay & Display’ spaces. If you require information on locations and charges go to:

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/car-parking/car-parks-and-charges/

Directions from the East

From the A19 in Middlesbrough, take the A66 signposted Darlington, and follow this road for approx 15 miles until you reach the junction with the A167. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout (signposted Darlington A167) and the ground is 400 yards on your right.

There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended that you use the town centre car parks, within a 20 to 25 minute stroll of Blackwell Meadows but charges will apply. This is supplemented by on-street ‘Pay & Display’ spaces. If you require information on locations and charges go to:

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/car-parking/car-parks-and-charges/

 

By public transport:

There are six buses leaving Stand M outside the Town Hall in the hour leading up to kick-off on Saturday, three of which will call at Bank Top Station on the way. See the timetable below*. The standard adult fare is £1.70 and is free for those with a bus pass. The No. 12 is a through service from Middleton St. George – ideal for anyone living in the Yarm Road area.

The X26/X27 services run between Darlington and Catterick Garrison via Barton, Scotch Corner, Skeeby and Richmond, so this is also a useful service for our fans who live along this route. For a full timetable for these services please click here.

 

Buses to and from Blackwell Meadows on Saturdays

Outward

X26

12

X27

12

34

X26

Town Hall

14:00

14:04

14:20

14:34

14:35

14:40

Station

14:03

14:23

14:43

Blackwell M

14:08

14:10

14:28

14:40

14:41

14:48

 

Return

X26

12

X27

X26

12

X26

X27

Blackwell M

16:51

17:09

17:11

17:31

17:39

17:50

18:20

Station

16:56

17:16

17:36

17:56

18:26

Town Hall

17:00

17:15

17:20

17:40

17:45

18:00

18:30

*The information provided above is correct at the time of publication (July 2017) but is subject to change so you are advised to check with the local operator when planning your journey. For full details of all public transport services in the Darlington & Tees Valley area please visit:

http://www.dothelocalmotion.co.uk

 

Taxi

Private hire taxis are available from anywhere in the town for only £4 each way. So for four sharing that is only £2 each to the match and back.

Some companies can provide mini-buses. Typical fares for an 8-seater across town is £8 and £12 for a 16-seater. This is ideal for groups of fans that choose to meet at their local pub in advance of the game. You should allow an additional £2 for each additional pre-arranged pick-up point along the way. You are advised to book your taxi or mini-bus in advance and to agree the fare at that time.

Also please be aware that all drop-offs and collections will be on Grange Road. Only vehicles destined for the car parks will be allowed into the access to Blackwell Meadows.

Walking

Blackwell Meadows is within a 30 minute stroll for a significant proportion of Darlington residents. Ok, it might be more time than some people might normally want to spend walking but it is good for your health, hassle free and zero cost.

A 1½ mile walking cordon from Blackwell Meadows extends as far west as Salutation Road, as far north as the junction between Carmel Road North and Abbey Road, part of Milbank Road, Woodland Road and across to Gladstone Street. The eastern boundary includes the whole of Park Lane, Neasham Road/Geneva Crescent area and the whole of Skerne Park.

If you’re planning to stop-off in town on the way for a drink, you need to be seeing those pints off by 2pm to ensure that you arrive at Blackwell Meadows in good time to avoid the queues at the turnstiles.

Cycling

Blackwell Meadows is easily accessible by bike from southern and western parts of the town.