Slades Farm 8213
Slades Farm contains the Bournemouth Cycling Centre, the first outdoor banked velodrome built in the U.K, modelled on Manchester and Newport, with very similar 250 Metre dimensions. The area of the park that we use is around this entire facility. There are normal open park spaces combined with wooded areas, a community garden project and a fenced dog exercise area.
Courses of 0.7, 1.0 and 1.4 km are available.
The park is open all the year, parking is free. There is an excellent children’s play area near the car park, the park won a Green flag award for Bournemouth in 2013. The area is also a short walk through Talbot Woods next to the University adjacent to Wallisdown Road.
Getting started at Slades Farm
Map packs (Approx. £1) are available from the Bournemouth Learning Centre next door. Maps can also be downloaded and printed from the Wessex Orienteering Club website. Once you've got a map, download the Oriento app and press Start a run and follow the instructions on the screen.