East Cramlington Nature Park

Directions

The race is is run at East Cramlington Nature Park, which is on the eastern side of Cramlington, just off the A189 - not at Cramlington itself. To get there:

Venue map. Note: the major road shown in the middle of this map is the A189, coming north off the A19. This is not obvious at all.

The venue

East Cramlington Nature Park. Acres of parking space at the Nature Park.

For 2010 on: the organisers are intoducing a one-way system within the country park. Full details, as well as driving directions in this Word Document. They've also helpfully supplied a detailed map, with yet more directions here (pdf). They say:

To assist with traffic flow we have been asked by Northumberland County Council to introduce a one-way system within the country park. Access to the country park will be via the normal entrance at East Cramlington. The exit will be at the north end of the Nature Reserve onto the A192 road. On exiting the Nature Reserve drivers will need to turn left onto the A192 and travel 1300 metres to Laverock Hall roundabout. At the roundabout turn left and take the first slip road back onto the A189.

The course

Three 2 mile laps of an undulating, rather than hilly, course along grassy paths alongside coniferous plantations.

Organisers' course map.
Gmaps Pedometer route.