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Revision as of 16:48, 24 August 2018

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

Public transport

Train 🚂

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 £12 return. If you buy a ticket on the day, the price will be £55-89 return depending on your time of travel.

Ledbury station to the EMF site is around 5km or 10 mins drive. We will be providing a complimentary shuttle bus service between Ledbury station and the EMF site, starting no later than 11am on Friday 31st and ending no earlier than 1pm on Monday 3rd. Please stay tuned for further details on timings.

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 🚗

Getting here

If you plan to drive, you will need to buy a parking ticket (£15) or campervan ticket (£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 52°01'56"N 2°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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Offering Lifts

Location Name Arriving Leaving Notes
Liverpool Pez Thursday evening 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.
London - EC2 Julian (aubergene) Saturday 10:00 Sunday 19:00 Space for one person - note we're missing Friday sadly
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 (Osterley / Isleworth / Syon Lane) Teddy (teddyng) Thursday Evening or Friday Morning Monday Morning Travelling alone atm, so should have space for 2 people + a bit of luggage. I can only give a lift if you can meet around the three stations as I need to go straight back to work on Monday. Message me on Twitter (@teddyng97).
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

Looking for a Lift

Location Name Arriving Leaving Notes
Bristol Becca Friday I would really like to be home by Sunday evening contact me by email at [email address removed]
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. [email address removed]
London / Croydon Paul G (m0tzo) Friday afternoon (currently) Need to be home Sunday evening contact me by email at [email address removed]
London / Twickenham Jodi (Squirmelia) Friday morning? Or Thursday evening? Monday Contact me on Twitter: @squirmelia
Bristol Djeylan Friday Any time I'd like to be home Sunday but can take Monday off Contact me by email at [email address removed]
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 [email address removed]
London/ or?? Ten (Ten) Any time Any time (srsly!) time rich, cash poor temporarily redundant womble on budget seeks 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.
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

there might be a functioning pad [ https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/emf-thursday-arrival-timeshere]for people looking to taxi pool from Ledbury Railway station on Thursday (or otherwise?)