NEWBURY CHESS CLUB
Please note: The Club no longer meets at Mary Hare Grammar School. Our venue (from September 2016) is:
The Church Hall
Note - if using Sat Nav the postcode is for the houses before the hall. Continue along up to Church Road where the hall is set back on your left. Scroll down for map and detailed directions.
Important Notes for Visitors
The Church Hall is relatively easy to find coming from the M4 (exit 13). It's about 25 miles (35 minutes) from the centre of Reading and 40 miles (45 minutes) from Maidenhead.
From East or North (via A34 and/or A343)
1. Exit M4 at junction 13. Take A34 south.
From Basingstoke and M3
This is slightly more complicated. You start on the A339 to Newbury. There are then two main routes:
Typical SatNavs will make you come the "back way" from Kingsclere. You'll want Foxes Lane out of Kingsclere towards Sydmonton. Some SatNavs will take you via back streets full of parked cars. Much easier is to continue past the Kingslcere slip road to the roundabout where you turn left onto Newbury Road and as it turns left into the village centre, you take the right turn into Foxes Lane.
You will then pass Symondton, Old Burghclere. As you come to the T-junction, turn right and pass Whitway (and the Carnarvon Arms). After a couple of bends and on the rise, turn left going over the A34 in the direction of Penwood. You will arrive at the 'Penwood crossroads' on the A343. Go straight across - with care! You can avoid crossing the A343 - which is an accident prone junction - by continuing past the Penwood turn to the next turn left which takes you to Tot Hill and the A34 (go to step 3 in the alternative route below).
This route is windy and sometimes narrow with some sections prone to flooding in wet weather - but wonderful views to Watership Down in the summer!
Alternatively (better roads, but slightly longer):
1. Continue on A339 past Headley, Greenham until the you can reach The Swan roundabout. The A339 turns right into Newbury.
Overall the journey from Basingstoke is around 18 miles (35 minutes) or from Camberley 37 miles (1 hour).
This page last updated 16th August 2016
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