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Whippendell Road - South Side Bus Stop (Harwoods Road) to Vicarage Road Stadium

Whippendell Road, Watford, WD18 7RL

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Whippendell Road - South Side Bus Stop (Harwoods Road) to Vicarage Road Stadium
  • The approximate distance of this route is 570 metres.
  • The route takes approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  • The majority of the paths have a tarmac surface.
  • The potential hazards along this route include; busy roads, crossing points, manhole covers, uneven surfaces and congested pathways.

Whippendell Road - South Side Bus Stop (Harwoods Road)

  • This bus stop is located on the south side of Whippendell Road.
  • There is step-free access to this bus stop.
  • This bus stop is not sheltered.
  • There is no seating at this bus stop.
  • There is no digital display at this bus stop.
  • There is no audio announcer at this bus stop.
  • The bus routes that use this bus stop include R2 and W18.

Whippendell Road - South Side Bus Stop (Harwoods Road) to Harwoods Road (Whippendell Road Crossing)

  • When exiting the bus turn left and follow Whippendell Road towards Harwoods Road.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac and block paving.
  • Caution should be taken on this part of the route due to slightly raised manhole covers.
  • After approximately 50 metres you will reach Harwoods Road crossing point.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are not rotating cones at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • After completing the crossing, turn right onto Harwoods Road pathway.

Whippendell Road Crossing to Harwoods Road Crossing

  • Follow Harwoods Road for approximately 385 metres until you reach the junction with Vicarage Road.
  • This part of the route is step-free.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • After approximately 60 metres you will reach Chester Road crossing point.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both side of the road.
  • Caution should be taken when crossing due to traffic coming from both directions.
  • Once across continue ahead.
  • The pathway can narrow to approximately 90cm due to trees and lamp posts.
  • Proceed along the path until you reach the Harwoods Road crossing point.

Harwoods Road Crossing

  • Harwoods Road crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Caution should be taken when crossing.
  • Harwoods Road is one-way and traffic will be coming from your left.
  • There are no visual or audio announcers at this crossing.
  • Once across Harwoods Road, bear left and then right and follow the pathway onto Vicarage Road.

Harwoods Road Crossing to Vicarage Road Crossing

  • Continue along Vicarage Road for approximately 15 metres.
  • The pathway is mainly tarmac and may be uneven in places.
  • The crossing point is located on the left.

Vicarage Road Crossing

  • Vicarage Road crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The crossing point is controlled by visual indicators.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • Once across, bear left onto Vicarage Road.

Vicarage Road Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • Continue along Vicarage Road.
  • There are telephone cable boxes and lamposts on the first part of the pathway.
  • At this point of the route the pathway narrows to as little as 95cm.
  • Passing the south side bus stop continue along the pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • This part of the route can be uneven in places
  • Proceed until you reach Watford Hospital service road.
  • There are dropped kerbs, but no tactile paving at this crossing.
  • The service road is one-way and traffic will be approaching from your right.
  • Once across this road, you have reached the outer concourse of Vicarage Road stadium.

Outer Concourse and Walkways