David Donaldson Athletics Track

Stowe School
MK18 5EH

Telephone: 01280 818000 (School), 01280 822850 (National Trust)
Fax: 01280 818181 (School), 01280 822437 (National Trust)


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Ceremonial County: Buckinghamshire

NUTS Name: Stowe

Electronic Map Links:
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Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
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Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: SP 678378
National Grid Reference: 467800, 237800

Paper Maps:
OS Explorer Map: 192
OS/Philip's Buckinghamshire 40 C4

Train: Bicester North (11.5M), Bicester Town (12M), Milton Keynes (15M)

Opening Times: Not open to the public. Track can be viewed (but not for sessions!) at National Trust Opening Times - ring 01280 822850
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities:
S/C Water Jump: Yes

Changing: None except in school
Floodlights: None
Seating: There are three rows of uncovered terracing alongside the home straight

Track Certification:

Clubs: None

Pictures: Please browse the selection here.

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Sponsorship for is being sought
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Other Info:
The track opened in 1963 and was originally named after Robert Watson who provided the machinery to build it. Although the track belongs to Stowe School, it is within the Stowe Landscape Garden which is a National Trust property. The track is surrounded by trees and is overlooked by the Cobham Monument (built 1747) and the Queen's Temple (built c. 1742) and is a most picturesque venue. It was upgraded to an 8 lane 400m green coloured synthetic track in 2009 with a grass infield and was opened by Seb Coe on 20th September 2009. The new track is named after a 1960s Master in Charge of Athletics at the School. A picture of the home straight can be seen on Geograph. It was previously a 440y 6 lane all round cinder track, having never been converted to metric, and the infield was an asphalt hard-play area for tennis and basketball.

Last update: 11/07/2013

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