Berry Hill

Royal Forest of Dean College Track

Royal Forest of Dean College
Berry Hill
COLEFORD
GL16 7JT

Telephone: 01594 833416 (College), 01594 835388 (Five Acres Leisure Centre)
Fax: 01594 837497 (College)

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Type: Cinder, 440y, 7 lanes, 7 lane straight

Authority: Gloucestershire
Ceremonial County: Gloucestershire

NUTS Name: Berry Hill

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OS National Grid Reference: SO 581126
National Grid Reference: 358100, 212600

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OS Explorer Map: OL 14

Train: Lydney (9M)

Opening Times: Club times Tue & Wed 1815. No official public times although casual use may be tolerated out of school hours.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: N/A

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Limited (most unusable) - 1 HJ pit (grassed over), 1 PV (1L-SE, overgrown), 2 LJ (2 1L-SE, no boards), 2 SP (no boards)
S/C Water Jump: Inside track but the barrier has been removed

Changing: Full in adjacent leisure centre
Floodlights: None
Seating: None

Clubs: Forest of Dean AC

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Other Info:

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North Gloucs/Four Counties League meetings were held here in the 1960s & 70s. The track is a redgra one and still 440y in length. The infield is a redgra pitch. The track is in good condition although most of the field event facilties appear to be disused although the host club are investigating the possibility of installing some synthetic runways. There are no permanent curbs down the straights. The track is owned by the Royal Forest of Dean College which is a school. Five Acres Leisure Centre is also on the same site. The building immediately next to the back straight is the Forest of Dean Gymnastics & Fitness Centre which was opened in 1998. The back straight appears to be used for sprint races as there are only curbside markings on that straight.

Last update: 24/03/2001

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