Obviously we wouldn't be encouraging sustainable living without throwing in some low carbon travel options. There's 9 buses available during the day to get to Hampstead Norreys (when we normally have 1) and 8 buses returning to Newbury - kindly added by West Berkshire Council. Normal concessions apply.
Route 6B are double-decker buses
Public Transport (supplied by West Berkshire Council)
Newbury & District Bus
There is a bus service to & from Newbury to Hampstead Norreys.
The stops are:
Newbury Station or Wharf - Shaw - Hermitage PO - to Water Street Hampstead Norreys - Compton - East Ilsley - West Ilsley
This is the only bus route that comes through Hampstead Norreys. So, if you wanted to get here on public transport from say....Pangbourne, you'd need to get a train to Newbury and then the bus.
The nearest train stations are Newbury (20 minutes drive), Pangbourne, and Goring and Streatley (both approximately 15 minutes drive).
Plan your train journey
Under your own steam
If you want to be super green, break out the lycra and get on your bike. Plan your cycle route. There is a wonderful (and flat) route from Hermitage (nr village Hall) down the 'Eling Way' and we are hoping to offer free parking at Hermitage School (tbc).
We offer free bike-check servicing all day.
Car Share If you have some empty seats and know other people coming to GreenFest, you could consider your car pooling options - it's also an act of kindness!
Car Park public parking field is free - signs will be on the B4009 before you reach the village. It is a short walk from the field onto Hampstead Norreys Dean Meadow; the ground is uneven.
Disabled Parking is at Hampstead Norreys Village Hall.
Take B4009 from Robin Hood roundabout. This road will take you through Curridge, Hermitage and straight into Hampstead Norreys.
Alternatively, access Hampstead Norreys via the M4 Junction 13 exit at Chieveley, take the B4009 towards Hermitage and onto Hampstead Norreys.
Access Hampstead Norreys via the M4 Junction 13 exit at Chieveley. Alternatively you can come via Pangbourne and Ashampstead.
Take the A34 towards Newbury. Exit at East Ilsley and follow the signs to Hampstead Norreys.
Drop off - Please use the Public Parking field - via Hermitage B4009
or Drop off at one of the Bus stops on the Newbury Route (Newbury Wharf or Station, Shaw Cemetery, Hermitage Post Office) and get the bus to us! Hampstead Norreys is a small parish so please be patient as our volunteers park you!
The GreenFest Car parking field is located on the B4009 at (Hollingsworth Road junction) if you are driving in from Newbury direction. Please approach via HERMITAGE on B4009 if possible.
It will be well sign-posted.
Please drive slowly nearing the village as we have plenty of bends!
Bike parking will be outside the Hampstead Norreys School and Bike servicing is available on the Dean Meadow - free bike checks and tune-ups for cyclists.
Bikes are parked at owner's risk.
FREE Bike Check 2022
Session Times: Running all day 10am - 5pm Venue: Outside Village Hall
Due to this free service being so popular we have two of the very best mobile cycle specialists coming to offer you free bike checks.
Meadvale-Bays Bicycle Services and Mobile Bike service Southern Cycle Services will be offering a free check and tune-ups to GreenFest cyclists, subject to availability. They will be stationed right next to the Village Hall and the main Bike Parking for the day.
Nick at Southern Cycle Services offers a fully mobile bike repair service within 12 mile radius of Wallingford - covering Oxon & Berks.
John at Meadvale-Bays is based in Beenham and offers several service packages and will even customise your bike!