Blackburn away: Norwich City fans’ guide to Ewood Park
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Norwich City travel to Lancashire on Saturday to face Blackburn at Ewood Park in their first match of the season. Here is our guide for Canaries fans on travel, food and drink.
Norwich to Ewood Park by car takes just over four and a half hours. On the approach to Blackburn on the M62 leave at Junction 18 for the M66 Bury, travel to the end of the motorway which becomes the A56, join the M65 at Junction 8 and head westbound towards Blackburn.
Then leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile from the motorway on the right hand side.
Parking around the ground can be difficult, with on-street parking restricted and roads closed around the ground for up to an hour after the match. There are various car parks around the ground that offer parking and at the bottom of the hill on A666 there is an industrial estate where a number of units have parking available for fans.
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The closest station is Mill Hill which is a around a 15 minute walk away from the ground. Norwich to Mill Hill takes just under six hours with the 7.30am train from Norwich being the last one fans can catch to guarantee enough time to get to the stadium.
The journey involves going via London and catching a train to Preston from London Euston before changing at Preston for the train to Mill Hill.
WHERE TO DRINK
The majority of pubs close to Ewood Park are strictly for home fans only and should be avoided by visiting fans. The White Bull, on Livesey Branch Road is away friendly and The Fernhurst Arms on the Bolton Road also welcomes away fans and is located opposite the Darwen end of the ground.
For fans arriving by train, the Navigation is only a five minute walk away from Mill Hill station and reportedly offers a good mix of home and away supporters.
WHERE TO EAT
Close to the north-west side of the ground there is a McDonald's with the main Bolton Road home to many places selling cheap takeaway food. At the ground you can purchase the usual range of matchday food including sausage rolls and burgers.
If you are coming in from Mill Hill Station there are a number of chips and kebab shops located on New Chapel Street which will take you almost to the ground.