MAP and Directions
The main line (Paddington-Penzance) is alongside the track. some trains stop at Par but you may need to change at Plymouth for a local service.
BY ROAD – postcode: PL24 2PB
From Exeter: from M5 travelling south west, after passing the final junction (at services), take A30 towards Okehampton (3 miles after services – stay in left lanes) and continue on this road for approximately 60 miles.
After crossing Bodmin Moor, the dual carriageway reduces to single for a short section, dropping steeply down a hill and returns to dual again to by pass Bodmin. take the sign posted exit to Liskeard & Bodmin.
Passing industrial estates on both sides, take the left turn towards Lostwithiel and Liskeard (if you don’t turn left but carry on about 100m, there is ‘cheap’ fuel at Asda, just after the turning, on the right – return to the junction if you go there). at next ‘T’ junction, take left turn still towards Lostwithiel & Liskeard. Continue in this direction at the next roundabout, taking the first exit. In about 100m, there is a roundabout, take the third exit (right turn) towards Lostwithiel & Lanhydrock.
This minor road continues until it meets a mini-roundabout, take second exit (Lostwithiel). pass through the small hamlet of Sweetshouse where the road narrows and bears right. the road is narrow but capable of taking a coach. Continue to junction with A390.
(If travelling from Plymouth: take A38 to Liskeard (by-pass) and at roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway, stay in the left lane & take second exit left onto A390, continue through Lostwithiel. the following applies to both routes (after climbing the steep hill from Lostwithiel)
Take A390 towards St Austell. After 3-4 miles, a long, steep hill with escape lane drops to a level crossing and into St Blazey. At traffic lights by the church, bear left into narrow station road (Par and station). Cars park one side and can be congested.
At the next junction (Par), turn left over level crossing. In 400m, the road bears sharp right by pond and over railway bridge at the station. The track is about 50 m on the right surrounded by football pitches. Coaches will find the gateway too narrow to turn, all other vehicles can park inside grounds but do not park in the first small car park as you enter, this must be kept clear for the surgery patients and staff.
Par Track Address:
National Cycle Route 2
Other Useful Info For Visitors
There is no stand or seating but there is a reasonably large club room and changing adjacent to the finish straight. We would normally provide hot and cold drinks and some snacks. There is a Spar & other local shops in close walking distance for anything else. The beach is also close (not the world’s best but worth a visit if early).
We have to use the same club room for recording. Results will go up on the windows fairly quickly but will take a lot longer if the recorders are pestered! Please can you ask your athletes to keep the noise down (especially if raining & everyone is crowded in the room) & we will try to keep results & scores announced as often as possible. For larger meetings we will use a gazebo for results.
The track telephone is 01726-815205. This is a public phone in the pavilion and not a reception. It will not be manned permanently. for emergencies contact Dave Varney – 01726-813920 (mobile: 07790 983259) and Clive Marsh – 01726-816384 (mobile: 07791 408491).
If making a weekend of your trip, the Eden project is about 2 – 3 miles from the track, Fowey is 4 miles, Mevagissey ( & Lost Gardens of Heligan ) about 10 miles. you pass Lanhydrock on the way (gardens & house used for sense & sensibility filming) Charlestown Harbour with masted boats & shipwreck centre is on the outskirts of St Austell about 3 miles away. Newquay is on the other coast, about 15 miles.