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Please be environmentally aware and consider using public transport if you can: the Traveline website is a good place to start. Alternatively you could try posting lift offers/requests using the Free Wheelers lift sharing scheme.
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The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter.
Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton.
Shuttle bus from Taunton to Site
We’ll be running a free minibus service between the Festival site and Taunton Railway Station, up to four times an hour on Wednesday, Sunday and Monday (the day after the Festival closes). The minibus will pick up from the recycling point in the large pay-and-display car park. Whichever platform you arrive on, go down the steps, turn right at the bottom, go along the subway towards the ticket office and leave by the main entrance: cross the side road, up the steps and head to the far side of the car park where you'll see the recycling point. Look for a Buddhafield Steward.
If you need to catch a taxi up to the site, most cabs wait at the back of the railway station, near the platform for London arrivals, rather than at the front near the ticket office. A few numbers are:
- CJs, 01823 337999
- Ace, 01823 330330
- Taunton London Cabs, 01823 283822
- Deane Taxis, 01823 323232
- Swift Cabs, 01823 270601
Fares are typically £10 to £15 daytime and a bit more at evenings and weekends.
There are bus services towards the Festival site from Taunton city centre. We will post a rough guide to bus times here in late June.
See the Traveline for website current details and up-to-date info.
Sat Nav and Online Maps
There is no postcode that will take you directly to the Festival site. However TA3 7EA will get you very close. From here head north-west (Holly Bush Park Camping and Caravan site will be on your left) and follow the temporary AA road signs to reach the Festival entrance. You can use Google Maps or Multimap to get directions to the site by searching for “Culmhead”, but note that the online map services incorrectly label several neighbouring roads as “Lisieux Way”!
From the M5
- At junction 25, take the A358 for Taunton.
- Take the first exit at the next roundabout (staying on the A358), then take the next left, signed for ‘Holway, Corfe (B3170) and racecourse’, opposite the Creech Castle hotel.
- Carry on along the Bridgewater Road and take the third left (at the traffic lights) into Ilminster Road.
- At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Blackbrook Way.
- At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Chestnut Drive. Follow Chestnut Drive until it ends at a T-junction with Shoreditch Road (the B3170). Turn left, heading for Corfe.
- Pass through Corfe (where the road changes name to Whitford Hill), then pass Whitford village. The road goes uphill, passing through a woodland park, where you should look for a four-way crossroads with a rusty-white signpost: turn right, following the signs towards Wellington.
- Keep following the signs to Wellington. Bear right at the next junction and pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
- At the next junction (crossroads) follow the temporary AA road signs.
From the A303
- If travelling West (coming from London), about 8 miles out of Illminster turn right onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
If travelling East, then about 7 miles after Honiton, turn left onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
- Take a left at the rusty-white road sign towards Blagdon and Wellington.
- Carry on following the signs for Wellington, pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left. At the next junction (crossroads) follow the temporary AA road signs.
And if you get lost...!
An on-site phone number will be published here on the day the Festival opens to the public.