GREENACRES CAMPING

Family camping near Glastonbury, Wells and Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK

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Q: What's the best way to get to/from the Festival from Greenacres ?

A: It’s just over 2 miles from the site to the entrance gate, so we think there are 3 options worth considering...

(a) Cycles - The festival really encourages people to come by bike and it's our favourite way of getting down there too. It’s a nice, easy and almost flat cycle ride and you can take bikes through the pedestrian gate. Once inside, bikes may be left without charge at any of the property lockups, open 24 hours and very safe. There’s a lockup just behind Pedestrian Gate A. It is possible to cycle in some places within the festival site, but with such big crowds it's not really worth the effort.

We hire bikes at the campsite if you don’t want to bring your own, but these will need to be booked in advance. Remember bikes will need lamps fitted.

(b) Walking. - Safer when the Somerset cider takes its toll on your ability to ride a bike! Take a good torch and preferably a high-viz jacket.

(c) Taxi - We have made plans with two reliable, local taxi firms to ferry Greenacres guests to the Festival Taxi rank, an arrangement that has worked very well in previous years. The festival taxi rank is at Bronze Gate near Steanbow, right oppsite the bottom of the lane from our site, so a taxi back is cheap and very easy to arrange 24x7. Expect some queues at peak times, but they clear quickly enough.
Why not share a taxi with some of the other Greenacres guests? – we’ll put up a ride sharing notice board to pin contact notes.

Walking down and riding back by taxi is the best late night option we think. We’ve never waited more than a few minutes for a taxi back.

... oh and in case it's not obvious, going in your own CAR is completely out of the question. Endless traffic queues and being stuck (literally sometimes) in car parks almost as far away as when you left Greenacres is NOT RECOMMENDED! Neither is having your car towed away if you thought you could leave it on the lane or in a gateway.

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