RAIDERS TRAINING & ORANGE Home Ground - Wandsworth Common, Bellevue Road SW17 7EB
There are loads of transport links to Wandsworth common, please see the Transport Information section below. When you get to Wandsworth Common train station head past the The Hope Pub, then down Bellevue Road and you will find us on the common just before you reach Althorp Road. (Under the red arrow.) Trains The train line that goes through Wandsworth Common starts at Victoria. On Sundays, trains depart at :08, :19, :38 and :49 minutes past the hour. It is a 10-minute journey that stops at Battersea Park and Clapham Junction first. Wandsworth train station is situated adjacent to the pitch. We recommend you check the journey before you travel in case of engineering works that may run on a Sunday. The train line runs through Balham overland station. It's a 2-minute journey by train from Balham to Wandsworth Common. There is a less frequent train service from London Bridge but this is often not running due to engineering works. Trains depart at :11 and :41. Buses G1 bus from Clapham South is a 6-minute journey (from bus stop SA). There is only one each hour (49 minutes past the hour). 219 or 319 bus from Tooting Bec is a 20-minute journey. There are 5 buses each hour. Walking 22-minute walk from Clapham South. 22-minute walk from Tooting Bec. 20-minute walk from Balham tube. These are TFL estimates - most of us probably walk a little faster!
RED Home Ground - Blackhorse Road - Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, 148 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HE
— St James Street, (Zone 3) via overground (13 mins from Liverpool Street).
— Blackhorse Road (Zone 3) via Victoria Line (12 mins from Kings X) and Gospel Oak to Barking overground service.
Note for those coming from Blackhorse Road Station: The groundsman has stated that he will open the cut-through on Hawarden Road on match-days – though somebody will still need to head to reception to pick the bases up if it is your home game.
GOLD Home Ground - Finsbury Park Match Ground, Green Lanes N4
Situated at the corner of Green Lanes and Endymion Road, the closest Tube is Manor House.
Directions from Manor House (Picadilly Line)
Walk down Green Lanes towards Harringey, past the Finsbury pub. Just after you cross the canal there should be a gate on your left hand side which leads directly onto the softball pitches. If this is locked for any reason then you will need to retrace your steps until you can get into the park. Once in the park, continue along the canal until you reach the main gates to the softball field. (Walking time = approx. 5 minutes).
Directions from Harringey Green Lanes BR
Once out of the station, walk up Green Lanes past the Sainsbury's until you reach the traffic lights at the junction of Green Lanes and Endymion Road. Walk up Endymion Road until you reach the canalside path leading towards the park on your lefthand side. Take the canal path and continue walking until you reach the main gates to the softball field. (Walking time = approx. 10 minutes).
BLUE, GREEN & SILVER Home Ground - Colliers Wood Match Ground, South Gardens SW19
Tube: Colliers Wood Station (Northern Line) 5 mins walk
Buses: 57, 152, 200, 219, 495, N155
Battersea Ironside Match Ground SW17 0AW
Directions By Car From Clapham South Come along Nightingale Lane all the way until it turns into Burntwood Lane at the Junction with Trinity Road. About 400 yards on the right is Battersea Ironsides Sports Club.
Directions By Train Nearest Station is Earlsfield Earlsfield is an overland station on the route from Wimbledon to Clapham Junction. Other stations nearby are Tooting Bec (Underground) and Wandsworth Common.
Directions By Foot If walking from Earlsfield Station. Turn left out of station then the immediate left onto Magdalane Road. Then take the third right down Openview. The Sports Club is at the end of Openview through the black gate on the left.
Clissord Park Match Ground, Greenway Close N16
Nearest tube Manor House tube is the best bet for most of us (if coming from Central London, use the Victoria Line, and change at Finsbury Park. The Piccadilly Line is slow). From Manor House, it's a straight twelve-minute walk south down Green Lanes. Better still, hop on the 341 or 141 bus from the tube station. Nearest/Best Pub Brownswood Park Tavern is good. As you leave the park and walk back towards Manor House tube along Green Lanes, it's about 100m up on the left-hand side of the road, next to the first set of traffic lights. Can't miss it! It does good Thai food and has an outdoor area to enjoy those warm Summer evenings.
Richmond Match Ground, Connare Field TW10 7QA
Haggerston Park Match Ground, Audrey Street E2 8QH
Nearest tube: Old Street or Liverpool Street
Buses: From Old Street take the 55 bus towards Clapton Pond or From Liverpool Street take the 26 or 48 towards Hackney.
Whichever bus you get, exit at Hackney Road, just after the Mecca Bingo on your left. Then walk up Queenbridge.
John Archer Way, Wandsworth Common SW18 3SX
The pitch is approximately 10 minutes walk from Bellevue Road.
Parking is available on the right hand side of John Archer Way (please don’t be tempted to park in the residents parking areas as you will receive a parking fine.
Parking is also available on Baskerville Road and the “toast rack” or at Bollingbrooke Grove (walk over the mid section of the common to find us).
Northfields Match Fields
Transport: Tube: Boston Manor (Piccadilly line) Northfields (Piccadilly line), Bus: E8, E3 Facilities: Community orchard, wildflower meadow, pond, playground, nature reserve Open access
Old Deer Park, Richmond
From The North M1 or M40 exit at the A406 drive south to the Chiswick roundabout under the flyover From The West M4 Exit at J2 From London Exit at J1 From the Chiswick roundabout take the A205 signed Richmond to the traffic lights bear left over Kew Bridge. Bear right at the lights (Browns Restaurant) and follow the A205 Kew Road. At Richmond Circus roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A316 Twickenham Rd. Turn left into Old Deer Park Car Park and the match grounds are across the main road. By road from the south M25 exit at the M3 and drive north towards London join the A316 past Twickenham Stadium on your left. 3 roundabouts after this you will cross the river. Continue on the A316 until you come to Old Deer Park (on your left), the entrance to the car park is on the right via a filter lane. The match grounds are across the main road. By Rail : Frequent trains to Richmond from Waterloo Underground : The district line to Richmond The match grounds are approximately a 5 minute walk from the station. The No 65 from Ealing or Richmond Station stops close by.
Parliament Hill Match Grounds
Primrose Hill Match Grounds
Note that there are 5 pitches on Primrose Hill, but they are all in the same location. Ensure you know which pitch you are playing on.
Regents Park Match Grounds
There are several pitches in Regents Park. Please ensure you check the map of Regents Park and go to the correct pitch. Each year they number the pitches differently so ensure you are using the correct map for the correct season.
Farnham Park Slough
Driving: You can come via the M40 or the M4.
From the M4
• Exit the M4 at junction 6
• At the roundabout take the first exit northbound on to the A335 Farnham Road
• Continue straight along the A335 for about 2 miles
• Continue straight over the first roundabout (2nd exit) and through a number of sets of lights
• Continue straight over the next roundabout (2nd exit)
• At the double mini roundabout take the 2nd exit and then the 1st exit into the Beaconsfield Road (A335)
• Farnham Park is about 200 yards up on the right (sign posted)
• Enter the gates and follow the road around to the parking area.
From the M40
• Exit the M40 at junction 2
• At the roundabout take the southbound exit on to the A355 Beaconsfield Road
• Continue straight down the A335 for about 2.5 miles through Farnham Common and Farnham Park is on the left.
• Enter the gates and follow the road around to the parking area.
Riverside Lands Playing Field, Dukes Meadow, Chiswick
The closest station in Barnes Bridge Mainline Station. You must then cross the river and follow the footpath.
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