HOW TO FIND US........
BY CAR CM2 6NX
Blackwater Boats is based at Sandford Lock in
Brook End Road (South) Chelmsford CM2 6NX about 2 miles from Chelmsford City Centre. Unless you are familiar with the confusing network of
local roads, we suggest that you approach our base from the Chelmsford By-pass.
(A12). There is an excellent motorway/dual carriageway link to
Chelmsford By-pass from all parts of Britain. We suggest that you
use one of the following local routes to find us.
Take the A12 towards Chelmsford.
FROM THE SOUTH, SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH WALES:
Take a convenient route towards London and join the M25.
Leave the M25 at junction 28 and take the Al2 towards Chelmsford.
FROM EAST ANGLIA AND EAST
A140/A14 or A120, then A12 bypassing Colchester towards
FROM THE MIDLANDS, NORTH
WALES AND THE NORTH:
AI(M) or Ml to join M25. Leave the M25 at junction 28 and
take the Al2 towards Chelmsford.
Ignore all exits from the A12 towards Chelmsford until you
reach the exit for A130/1114 (J17) or A414/1060 (J18), which you follow towards
Chelmsford. These roads merge as you approach Chelmsford, when you will reach a large
roundabout with a flyover (Army & Navy PH). Do not use flyover, but turn right at roundabout (4th exit) onto the Al 38 (old
Al 2). Cross the river and take 2nd exit at the next roundabout
towards Chelmer Village, passing the Retail Park on your left.
Take 2nd exit at next roundabout (Barnes Farm PH), and after a
few hundred metres, turn right into a narrow lane called Sandford
Mill Road. (If you reach the Asda supermarket you have missed the
turning, but can U-turn at the roundabout.) Follow Sandford Mill
Road, then Storms Way, until the gates of the treatment works are
ahead. Turn right into Brook End Road (South) following the Sandford Mill brown
signs, until reaching the small bridge at Sandford Lock, beside where Blackwater Boats
is situated. Please call our mobile to arrange parking.
DISTANCES FROM: London - 30m
(50km); M25 15m (22km); Colchester 20m (32km); Harwich or
Felixstowe (ferry ports) - 50m (80km). Stanstead Airport 12m (20km).
(Link to Road Map)
Bumblebee Cottage, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex.
853282 or mobile 07802514400