Getting to the Regatta in 2021
Durham is about 15 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne and 65 miles north of York and is easily accessible by car, rail, coach and air.
Durham Regatta 2021 car parking arrangements
Please note that due to restrictions on use of land at the regatta, car parking will be split between two sites:
• Car Park A: the rugby field adjacent to Durham ARC (used for trailers, towing vehicles and minibuses)
• Car Park B: the football field off Green Lane (used for competitors, club coaches, helpers and officials)
Following congestion in previous years there is no parking on the track in the vicinity of Durham ARC boathouse. There is no charge for parking.
In 2021 there is no spectator car parking.
Car Park A will be opened on Friday 11 June 2021 and can be accessed via Green Lane. Please observe the traffic
flow guidance in the map below. Volunteers will be assisting in the flow of traffic and the parking of cars.
Access to the Durham Regatta car parks is on a first come first served basis. Additional public car parking is
available at various locations around the City and the Durham Park and Ride facilities will be operating between
07.00 and 19.00 on Saturday 12 June 2021. Local charges apply.
Site map of Regatta car parks
The post code for the Regatta car park is DH1 3JU. The nearest public car park is the Prince Bishops car park at DH1 3UJ.
The Regatta Enclosure will not be in use in 2021.
ROAD ACCESS TO THE REGATTA
New Elvet Bridge is currently closed to traffic and some routes through Durham are difficult for trailers. Please follow the instructions below.
Access for clubs travelling from the north, leave the A1 at Chester-le-Street (Junction 63) and travel via the A167 to the A177/South Road roundabout (Cock of the North); turn left and follow the road down the hill until you reach the traffic lights at the Whitechurch; go straight on, down the hill onto New Elvet to the traffic lights at The Royal County/Marriott where you turn right onto Old Elvet. Take the second left onto Green Lane and the car/trailer parks are signed from there (see maps).
Access for clubs travelling from the south leave the A1 at Bowburn (Junction 61) and follow the A177 past Maiden Castle sports ground and follow the road until you reach the traffic lights at the Whitechurch; turn right here and go down the hill onto New Elvet to the traffic lights at The Royal County/Marriott where you turn right onto Old Elvet. Take the second left onto Green Lane and the car/trailer parks are signed from there (see maps).