Directions - Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition

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If using Sat Nav please put in BH21 3AL

From Southampton / Salisbury / “The North”

Head for Ringwood, Hampshire.

From Salisbury this will be on the A338
From Southampton this will be the A35

Both roads merge for approx 1.5 miles at Ringwood.  
You have two options.

Option A

Keep LEFT and take the A338 signposted BOURNEMOUTH

• After approx. 5 miles take the (first) Exit signposted Christchurch and Bournemouth Airport.
• Keep in RIGHT hand lane approaching the Traffic Lights  -  Turn Right.
• Keep to left lane and pass over the A338 and immediately straight through another set of traffic lights and up the hill. Watch speed limits – mobile cameras!
• At Hurn Village turn LEFT at roundabout towards Airport  (B3073 Christchurch Road)
• Continue straight through the next set of lights and around the perimeter of the airport to roundabout and bear LEFT.  (Still Christchurch Road)
• After approx 1.5 miles go straight across at traffic lights. B3073 Christchurch Road
• When you reach the double roundabout take the 1st exit each time (Ringwood Road A348)
• Continue on this road taking care when crossing the narrow bridge over the river Stour.
• The next roundabout you will see the "Bear Cross Hotel" on your right, take the 3rd exit towrds Canford/Wimborne.

SIGNPOSTED from here
• At the next two sets of Traffic Lights continue straight.
• 400 yards/metres later keep right into filter and turn right into the Hamworthy Club.


Option B

Carry Straight on – POOLE / Wimborne /Dorchester  -  Watch for reduced speed limits
• Pass straight over THREE roundabouts and then keep to the left and take the second exit effcetively turning right towards Wimborne.
• At the next roundabout take the second exit. (Police on Right hand side.)
• Stay on the A31 continuing across the Canford Bottom junction and  shortly you will see Wimborne town on your Right
• Take the first exit at the next roundabout, just after crossing the River Stour, keep immediately to the RIGHT
• Take the second Exit (A349/A341) and continue to the traffic lights at the junction where the A341 joind the A349 (Queen Anne Drive) NOTE the speed limit is 40mph here.

SIGNPOSTED from here
• Approximately 1/2 mile after the speed limit increases to 50mph you will find the Hamworthy Club on your left hand side..


Ample signs (as above) are planned to show the way from all directions within approx. 1.5 miles of the venue.
Arriving by Train? 

Bournemouth Station is the best stopping off point with several options available to get to the venue. 

Bournemouth Yellow taxi's can be fond in the rank outside the station and the journey to the venue should only take about 15 minutes depending on traffic and traffic lights etc.
Just across from the taxi rank you will see several bus stands and you can catch a YELLOW bus. 

Number U6 will bring you to within about 800 metres of the venue and leaves at 7 and 37 minutes past the hour with a journey time of approx. 30 minutes.
Number U7 wiill also bring you to within about 800 metres ov the venue and leaves at 09.52 and then at 30 minute intervals with a journey time of approx. 40 minutes.

Updated and corrected on 19/01/2017

Map provided by Google Maps


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From Blandford B3082 / Wimborne  A349/A341

• If coming through Wimborne take the B3073 Poole Road to the roundabout joining with   **
• From the A31 juction with **

  • **(A349/A341) follow signs to POOLE and continue to the traffic lights at the junction where the A341 joins the A349 (Queen Anne Drive) TURN LEFT : NOTE the speed limit is 40mph here.

    SIGNPOSTED from here

• Approxamately 1/2 mile after the speed limit increases to 50mph you will find the Hamworthy Club on your left hand side..

From Dorchester / Poole  A35 /A3049 / A348

Option One


• From the A35 enter the Upton bypass [dual carriageway] and continue to the roundabout keeping in the left lane when approaching.
• Continue straight across keeping the Fire Station to your left. Speed limit 50mph - Speed camera alley!
• Carry on and up the hill again keeping to the left as you approach the next roundabout where you should take the first exit (staying on the dual carriageway) still 50mph
• At the next roundabout take the second exit effectively turning right (staying on the dual carriageway)
• Pass over the riser and prepare to turn left at roundabout. Speed limit drops to 40mph
• Go up the hill to traffic lights on roundabout and pass straight over (2nd exit)
• As you pass Wickes, Matalan, Sports Direct, Lidl on your right continue straight on at the next roundabout, staying on the dual carriageway.

SIGNPOSTED from here
• At the next roundabout keep left and take the first exit Magna Road
• At the next two sets of Traffic Lights continue straight.
• 400 yards/metres later keep right into filter and turn right into the Hamworthy Club.

Option Two

  • From the A35 enter the Upton bypass [dual carriageway] and take the exit immediateley after the A350 junction (Upton House) and take the old A35 road into the Fleetsbridge Roundabout (the main A35 is on the flyover to your right and TESCO on your left. Take the FIRST exit.

  • Continue straight through 3 sets of traffic lights (on dual carriageway "speed restricted") to roundabout.

  • At the roundabout, petrol station on your Right, take the second exit (effectively straight on) and go up Gravel Hill

  • At the next roundabout continue straight on through a dip and up to a set of traffic lights...TURN RIGHT on to the A349 (Queen Anne Drive) NOTE the speed limit is 40mph here.

    SIGNPOSTED from here

  • Approximately 1/2 mile after the speed limit increases to 50mph you will find the Hamworthy Club on your left hand side.


 
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