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Parkwood Road Bus Stop (Christchurch Road - North Side) to the Vitality Stadium

Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6AW

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Parkwood Road Bus Stop (Christchurch Road - North Side) to the Vitality Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is between 850m and 950m
  • The route takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of block paving, paving slabs, and tarmac.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, steep slopes and uneven surfaces.

Parkwood Road Bus Stop (Christchurch Road - North Side)

  • The Parkwood Road Bus Stop (Christchurch Road - North Side) is located on Christchurch Road.
  • There is step-free access to the bus stop.
  • The bus stop is sheltered.
  • There is no seating at the bus stop.
  • There is no digital display at this bus stop.
  • There is no audio announcer at this bus stop.

Parkwood Road Bus Stop (Christchurch Road - North Side) to Gloucester Road

  • After exiting the bus turn left onto Christchurch Road.
  • Follow the path for approximately 150m until it reaches the turning onto Gloucester Road.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • The width of the path is restricted in places due to signposts and shop displays.
  • Along this route the path will cross over Somerset Road.
  • The Somerset Road crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • At the turning for Gloucester Road turn right and join the path.
  • If you wish to access the other side of Gloucester Road, there are dropped kerbs with tactile paving available at this turning.

Gloucester Road to King's Park Drive

  • Follow the path along Gloucester Road for approximately 510m until you reach the turning onto King’s Park Drive.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • The route along Gloucester Road crosses Wilton Road and Tamworth Road.
  • The crossing points have dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • Along the route the width of the path is restricted in places due to signposts
  • Along the route there is a bridge crossing the train line.
  • There is a slight slope across the bridge.
  • After the bridge, cross over to the opposite side of the road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing point.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • After completing the crossing follow the path until you reach King’s Park Drive.
  • The route crosses a public car park access road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • When the path reaches King’s Park Drive cross to the opposite of the road and join the path.

King's Park Drive to the Outer Concourse

  • After crossing King’s Park Drive follow the path for approximately 290m until you reach the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path varies between tarmac and loose chippings.
  • There are slight slopes located in places along the path.
  • There is bench seating available along this part of the route.
  • As the path nears the stadium the route passes through a woodland area.
  • The path crosses an access road before joining the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    The outer concourse has a tarmac surface.
  • There is a pre-match food and drink kiosk located on the outer wall of the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand.
    The Great Escape Bar is located at the corner of the Main Stand and the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand .
    There are programme stalls located at regular intervals around the concourse.
  • There is step-free access to the stands and hospitality entrances.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.