Wincantons' Premier Outdoor Recreational Facility
Wincanton Sports Ground occupies approximately 40 acres of land situated on the outskirts of Wincanton. It is within easy reach of the Town's amenities and the A303 and it's only a few miles from several main line railway stations.
Our new lit footpath, 'Peters Path', now makes walking access to the Sports Ground a lot easier and safer. After many years in the planning the new footpath from lower Wincanton to the Wincanton Sports Ground, it was opened by Dibby Rochford in December. Her late husband Peter was instrumental in establishing the footpath and it seemed only fitting that it was named after him.
The path will provide safe passage to the facilities for both young and old pedestrians and cyclists. Peter has left us a fabulous legacy that will undoubtedly save lives.
The site is split by natural hedgerow, retained to enhance the atmosphere and to encourage wildlife. Below is an aerial view of the site taken during the 2007 Discworld Jamboree by Neil Perry.
Currently the Sports Ground offers the following facilities:
- 10 football pitches, including full size, youth, and mini pitches that are all gravel banded, or sand slitted for superior drainage.
- 4 all weather floodlit tennis courts
- 1 tennis rebound wall
- Six rink outdoor Bowling Green
- 5/ 7-a-side floodlit synthetic rubber crumb Astro Turf
- 1 Pëntaque ball game
- HeartSafe defibrillator
- Outside toilet
The Maddocks Pavilion provides:
- 5 pairs of changing rooms and showers
- Social Area
- Disabled Toilets
- Disability Access