King George V Playing Fields, Off St Martin’s Street , Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 7JE.
The best way to get to the event is to walk if at all possible. You can also use public transport or the FREE Park and Ride service.
There will be no parking on the event site except for authorised vehicles. St Martin’s Street car park will be closed to the general public for the day.
Parking in Wye Street car park will be for cars displaying a valid “Blue Badge” only. Additional free parking will be available at a number of Park and Ride car parks within walking distance. These car parks will be signposted. Other city car parks will operate as normal.
Park and Ride
A FREE bus service will be running every five minutes, between 7am and 5.30pm.
Pick-up and drop-off points:
- Rotherwas – Hinton Road entrance to King George V Playing Fields.
- Hereford Racecourse – Shirehall.
- ASDA Spur car park is an allocated drop-off point (NO PARKING).
Choose how you move on Diamond Day
Choose how you move, Herefordshire Council’s travel initiative promoting walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing as a way of beating congestion is expected to help ease the city’s traffic when Her Majesty the Queen visits Hereford on Wednesday 11th July as part of her nationwide Diamond Jubilee tour.
With many visitors wishing to join in the events planned for King George V playing fields, thinking about the different ways on offer of travelling to the city will help ensure visitors will be able to give Her Majesty a Herefordshire welcome on the day.
Visitors wishing to help keep traffic to a minimum can look up www.herefordmove.org for alternatives to travelling by car on the day. Public transport will often provide the most convenient way of getting to and from the city and the event on the day.
Our walking and cycling map showing routes recommended for walking and cycling around the city which will help reduce the need for many visitors to bring their vehicles to the event.
Those for whom travelling by car is unavoidable we encourage visitors to share their journeys where possible and a special Diamond Day edition of the map available on our web site includes locations of Park & Stride sites within walking distance of the event. There will also be free regular Park & Ride bus services running between 7am and 5.30pm from Hereford Racecourse and Rotherwas. These parking sites will be signed on the day from the main routes into the city
From within Hereford
Choose Walking – no special equipment is needed, just comfortable shoes and something waterproof in case it rains. Use the map overleaf to plan your walking route, taking advantage of pedestrian areas, traffic free cycle paths and quieter roads.
The King George V playing field is easy to get to from the city centre using the Victoria Footbridge at Castle Green or the Wye Bridge and St Martins Street. Visitors from the south can head for the Hinton Road gates from the Holme Lacy Road.
Park & Striders from the riverside sites will find the Great Western Way and the riverside path on the south bank convenient or by using the subway under Greyfriars Bridge they can get to Bridge Street and use the old Wye bridge.
Choose Cycling – The King George playing field is also easy to cycle to. From the city centre use the old Wye Bridge and St Martins Street. From the south, head for the playing fields via the Hinton Road gates. While the riverside path provides traffic-free links from south west of the city and the Great Western Way reaches north and south of the river.
Choose Bus Travel – Let someone else do the driving and lose those parking worries. The King George V playing field is within short walk of the city centre bus stops. Those travelling from the south can also use the Meadows Close stop for services 78, 78A, 78B, 79, 70A, 79B, 88 and 88A and the Priors Walk stop for services 74, 74A and 75.
For full timetable details and maps showing stops in the city centre go to www.herefordmove.org or call traveline on 0871 2002233
Travelling from outside Hereford
Choose Rail Travel – From Colwall, Ledbury, Leominster or further afield, rail travel can offer the most relaxing way to travel and King George V playing field is within an easy 15-20 minute walk of Hereford Station.
|Services from :||Leave at||Journey time|
|Abergavenny||07:27, 08:01||25 minutes|
|Colwall||06:20, 08:04||30 minutes|
|Great Malvern||06:15, 07:59||45 minutes|
|Ledbury||06:29, 08:12||20 minutes|
|Leominster||07:56, 08:26||15 minutes|
|Ludlow||07:46, 08:15||25 minutes|
|Worcester Foregate Street||06:03, 07:43||50 minutes|
Information on rail travel to the city including timetable information is available at www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or call traveline on 0871 2002233.
Choose Bus Travel – Regular bus services will be operating all day providing convenient access from all of the Market Towns to Hereford city centre. The King George V playing field is within a short walk of the city centre bus stops. If you are travelling from Ross-on-Wye (services 32 and 33) or Monmouth (service 36) ask for the Meadows Close stop. From Madley (services 39, 447 and 449) or Abergavenny (service X4) use the Priors Walk stop.
Information on bus travel to the city including maps showing all routes are available at www.herefordmove.org or call traveline on 0871 2002233.
Where there is no bus service or where limited mobility prevents use of normal services, Community Transport may be able to help. Schemes provide pre-booked, door-to-door transport to help people access the site. Local schemes do require at least 48 hours notice. To book a seat call your local Community Transport scheme:
- Bromyard Community Transport – 01885 488452 (Mon to Fri 09:30 to 12:00)
- Dore Community Transport – 0845 2020144 (Mon to Fri 09:00 to 12:00)
- Hay and District Dial-a-Ride – 01497 821616 (Mon to Fri 09:00 to 12:00)
- Ledbury Ring and Ride – 01531 635503 (Mon to Fri 09:30 to 12:30)
- Leominster Community Wheels – 01568 615785 (Mon to Fri 09:30 to 12:30)
- Ross Area Transport – 01989 765595 (Mon to Fri 09:30 to 12:30)
Choose smart car use
If none of the above options are possible and you need to use the car you may know of friends or neighbours who you can share your journey. Car-sharing can be a great option whether you drive or offer a lift, you can share the costs of driving and help reduce congestion on the road.
There will also be free Park & Ride services from Hereford Racecourse for those travelling from the north of the river and Rotherwas Industrial Estate for those visiting from the south. These will be running from 7am to 5.30pm on the day. Those travelling from the south west are encouraged to use the Rowing Club car park just off the north side of Greyfriars Bridge where they will be just a short walk from the event. Follow the signs to the Park and Ride and Park & Stride sites on the day.
Choose how you move is a Herefordshire Council travel initiative promoting walking, cycling, bus travel and car-sharing to beat congestion by encouraging people to leave their car at home and use alternative means to travel to the city. You can read more about this department for Transport funded initiative by visiting www.herefordmove.org