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The EMF2018 site is Eastnor Castle Deer Park, located just east of Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Public transport

Train πŸš‚

We are close to Ledbury station which is around three hours direct from London Paddington (on GWR) and one hour from Birmingham New Street (on West Midlands Railway).

As of June 18th, tickets from Paddington are currently as cheap as Β£12 return. If you buy a ticket on the day, the price will be Β£55-89 return depending on your time of travel.

Shuttle Bus 🚌

We will be providing a complimentary shuttle bus service between Ledbury station and the EMF site approximately every half hour. The bus leaves from the bus stop on the road just outside the station.

The bus will run between the following times:

  • Friday 0900 - 2130
  • Saturday 0900 - 2130
  • Sunday 0900 - 2130
  • Monday 0900 - 1230

Air ✈️

The closest major airport is Birmingham ✈(BHX), which is around 1hr40 by train to Ledbury station; or an hour by road.

Bristol ✈(BRS) and Cardiff ✈(CWL) are around 1hr40 by road, but poorly connected by public transport.

For those travelling long-haul, BHX is likely to be be most useful followed by LHR.

Driving πŸš—

Getting here

If you plan to drive, you will need to buy a parking ticket (Β£15) or campervan ticket (Β£40) available here. Motorcycles do not require a parking ticket.

The site is around 13 mins drive from the M50 Junction 2.

Plan your travel to the south gate (adjacent to A438) - postcode HR8 1RQ should get you there. The entrance to the site is 52Β°01'56"N 2Β°23'01"W / OS Grid SO 738 372.

Once you leave the motorway, follow the yellow AA signs to EMF, ignoring your sat nav which may try to take you through the town.

Coming with an ⚑️ electric vehicle? Please add yourself to the EV charging page.

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Carpooling

Offering Lifts

Location Name Arriving Leaving Notes
Liverpool Pez Friday morning Monday morning Rough Route, happy to divert slightly, EV so might need to charge the car once (~15 minute stop). Message me on Twitter (@Pezmc), IRC, or the wiki.
Birmingham Dave Example Friday evening Sunday evening I'm an example, copy me!
Aberystwyth Hannah (handee). Friday Lunchtime Sunday evening A44 pretty much all the way. Should be able to fit 1-2 more people in the golden chariot
London (Isleworth) Teddy (teddyng) Thursday 16:30 Monday 7:30 Carpool full, but there are still at least 2 people looking for a lift if anyone can help them.
BHX zakx Friday 08:00 Monday 12:00 Hiring a car at the airport; DISCLAIMER: you'll probably die as everything will be on the wrong side of the road
bcw Bcw Friday 08:00 Sunday at some point Aylesbury via Oxford. 3 seats and plenty of space but will have a caravan on the back so slower going than usual

Looking for a Lift

Location Name Arriving Leaving Notes
Oxford / ? Galia & Amit Friday morning/midday from Oxford Monday. Not sure where to yet. Cotswolds. 2 people + need some boot space for luggage
Leominster alfie Sometime early on the 29th No idea yet, probably travelling up with the Edinburgh folk One of me + a couple of small flight cases. It's about 20 mins drive from the site, I'll buy you a beer if you have to go out of your way for it. alfie@alfiepates.me
London / Croydon Paul G (m0tzo) Friday afternoon (currently) Need to be home Sunday evening contact me by email at gadget17@gmail.com
Bristol Djeylan Friday Any time I'd like to be home Sunday but can take Monday off Contact me by email at aktasdjeylan@gmail.com
Dorset (Weymouth) Charlie Friday Morning Monday Morning I can get to Bristol, Bath or Poole easily if thats more convenient, I will put some money towards petrol and there will be a pint or two in it. DM me on twitter @nottheboson or email higgs.charlie18@gmail.com
London/ or?? Ten (Ten) Any time Need to be back in London the night of Tuesday 5th Seeking lift and/or small'ish item transfer... see (user page) for contact/ more details.
Southampton Jon Wood Thursday Afternoon Sunday Evening I'm happy to travel to other places if its easier. Travelling Thursday by train is fine, most interested in a lift home Sunday evening once the talks are over.
Ledbury station cyplo Thursday 30th, 4-5 pm - Just need a lift from the station to the camp - cyplo on Twitter and emf@cyplo.net
London (pref West) John Kozak Friday Monday Going by train, but would like to move some (not much) luggage by road if poss
Ledbury Station sknebel - Monday before 7 am sknebel on IRC, 7836 DECT - early train before shuttles start
Birmingham John Example From Thursday 30th I would really like to be home by Sunday evening I'm an example, copy me, contact me by email at john(at)example.com

Ledbury -> EMF camp site Thursday

There is a common pad - https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/emf-thursday-arrival-times for people looking to taxi pool from Ledbury Railway station on Thursday (or otherwise?)