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Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet

January 07 - January 08, 2017

Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club
Grove Road
Newbury, United Kingdom RG14 2LA
First full weekend in January
Number of balloons: 30
Year began: 2016

The successor to the long running Icicle Balloon Meet, informal, un-sponsored and open to all balloonists.

From the M4 West (Swindon/Bath/Bristol)
Leave the M4 at junction 13. At the roundabout take the third exit signed for the A34 Newbury.
Go South on the A34 for 2 junctions. DO NOT take the left lane to Newbury / Thatcham.
Come off at the 2nd junction for Donnington Speen & A4.
At top of outlet from the A34 turn left to Newbury.
Into 30 mile limit [ careful speed camera!!!] take 1st left opposite “Hare & Hounds” Hotel.
Down to bottom of road “T” junction turn right into Grove Road.
Follow Grove Road for approx ¼ mile and entrance to Donnington Grove is on left hand side.
Drive through golf estate, over bridge and at split in road take right fork for launch field and parking

From the M4 East (London/Reading)
Leave the M4 at junction 13. At the roundabout take the first exit signed for the A34 Newbury.
Go South on the A34 for 2 junctions. DO NOT take the left lane to Newbury / Thatcham.
Come off at the 2nd junction for Donnington Speen & A4.
At top of outlet from the A34 turn left to Newbury.
Into 30 mile limit [ careful speed camera!!!] take 1st left opposite “Hare & Hounds” Hotel.
Down to bottom of road “T” junction turn right into Grove Road.
Follow Grove Road for approx ¼ mile and entrance to Donnington Grove is on left hand side.
Drive through golf estate, over bridge and at split in road take right fork for launch field and parking

From the A34 North or South
Come off at the junction for Donnington Speen & A4.
At top of outlet from the A34 turn left to Newbury.
Into 30 mile limit [ careful speed camera!!!] take 1st left opposite “Hare & Hounds” Hotel.
Down to bottom of road “T” junction turn right into Grove Road.
Follow Grove Road for approx ¼ mile and entrance to Donnington Grove is on left hand side.
Drive through golf estate, over bridge and at split in road take right fork for launch field and parking

Web Site: http://www.icicle-refrozen.com
Colin Butter
Email: colin at marshbenham dot org