Travel

How to get there

Lift-sharing

Look after the planet and save on travel fares by lift sharing. Just go to Freewheelers and offer your ride or ask for a ride to and/or from the Experiment.

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By Car

Take the M3, leave at Junction 8 to take the A303. Follow this until Mere, then take the B3092/5 left to Gillingham. You will see brown signs to Caravan/Camping – follow these until you reach the B3081 at traffic lights. Turn right and then take the second left into Broad Robin which becomes Common Mead Lane. Follow this for about 3/4 mile until just before the speed limit signs – Thorngrove is on the right – follow the drive to the top.



From the South West:

From Devon take the A303. After Wincanton look for the B3081 to Gillingham. When the housing starts on the outskirts of town look for the brown Caravan/Camping signs on your right. Turn right into Broad Robin which becomes Common Mead Lane. Follow this for about 3/4 mile until just before the speed limit signs – Thorngrove is on the right – follow the drive to the top.



From the North or South:

Take the A350 to Shaftesbury. From Shaftesbury take the B3081 to Gillingham (5 miles). In Gillingham follow signs for the B3081 to Wincanton. Just past Waitrose to your right turn left at the traffic lights on to Wyke Street (B3081). Take the second left into Broad Robin which becomes Common Mead Lane with brown Caravan/Camping sign. Follow this for about 3/4 mile until just before the speed limit signs – Thorngrove is on the right, follow the drive to the top.

From Bristol:
 Take the A37 to Shepton Mallet the A371. Turn left off at the B3081, through Bruton towards Gillingham. When the housing starts on the outskirts of town look for the brown Caravan/Camping signs on your right. Turn right into Broad Robin which becomes Common Mead Lane. Follow this for about 3/4 mile until just before the speed limit signs – Thorngrove is on the right – follow the drive to the top.

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By Train

Trains from Waterloo to Gillingham every hour or so. Journey time: 2 hours. Phone: 08457 484 950 (Southwest Trains) – Timetables available on the web at: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ – (type ‘Gillingham (Dorset)’ in the destination box or you will end up in Kent!!!)



By Bus

National Express buses to Shaftesbury/Gillingham (not very frequent): See the National Express website at http://www.nationalexpress.com/ or phone: 08705 808080

Taxi from Gillingham
Cost £5 approx. – Phone: 01747 850385 / 826668 / 822228