A retreat centre near Glastonbury offering quality facilities for courses, workshops and seminars.
Getting Here (Sept 2023)

For your journey to the centre we encourage you, if you can, to minimise CO2 emissions, either by sharing your car or by coming on public transport. However you manage it, have a good journey and we look forward to welcoming you.

EarthSpirit is just 25 minutes drive from the Great Western Railway inter-city stop at Castle Cary and 30 minutes from junction 23 on the M5. EarthSpirit is two and a half hours drive from London (M3/A303) and one hour from Bristol. See directions below.

By Train:

From London Paddington take a GWR train towards Exeter/Plymouth/Paignton/Penzance and alight at Castle Cary station. Please make sure the train you are boarding stops in Castle Cary as not all trains stop. The train journey from London Paddington to Castle Cary is 1 hour 45 minutes and the station is a 25 minute drive from EarthSpirit. From Castle Cary Station you can:

1) Book taxi with Number Seven Taxis 01963 351015 - Mums Taxis 077115 72038 - Glastonbury based:
JJ’s Taxis 07977 904064 M & J Taxis 8 seater Jim 07768 741950 CJW Taxi pre book 01458 833 106
Village Cabs 365 – 24/7 01458 748 748 Villagecabs.me
Glastonbury Cab – Matthews Not Sundays 07800 777154 Tor Taxi 07891 488218

An alternative taxi is https://gettransfer.com/ and is cheaper or minibus https://maggstravel.co.uk

Castle Cary based:
Sue’s Taxi 2 seats cash only 01963 441121
07711 572038

Street based:
Street Taxi – Steve not 24/7 01458 443322

2) Or travel to the centre by bus (see the section below).

For more information about train times and to book a ticket visit https://www.gwr.com or call +44 8457 484950 (24 hour telephone line).
(or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk).

Alternatively, you can take the South Western Railway train from London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction (or Castle Cary) however this takes longer.

By Bus:

The nearest bus stop to EarthSpirit is Ham Lane Bus Stop which is located on the Buses of Somerset route 77 (and 55). Alternatively, the nearest town is Street (Crispin Hall/Library) or a little further Glastonbury (Town Hall).

The First Bus 376 service runs direct from Bristol to Street every 30 mins Mon-Sat or every hour on Sundays (376 Timetable).

All bus fares in Somerset are currently £2 under the government's £2 single fare cap. This is due to increase to £2.50 in November 2023. All buses accept cash and contactless card.

Berry's Superfast Coaches run from London to the town called Street. www.berryscoaches.co.uk or Tel: 01823 331356.

For bus information use Rome2Rio for all options: https://www.rome2rio.com

UK coach timetables and on-line booking www.nationalexpress.com

Mega Bus from London to Bristol https://uk.megabus.com

From Castle Cary Station:

Take the South West Coaches 667 bus from Castle Cary to the town called Street (667 Timetable). This runs approximately every 2 hours (limited on Saturday and none on Sunday), then you will need to get the 77 (77 Timetable) bus from the town called Street to Compton Dundon (towards Yeovil). Stop at the second stop in Compton Dundon, Ham Lane Bus Stop (at the monument), and walk along Ham Lane, Goose Lane, then Peak Lane. EarthSpirit is a 20 minute walk from the bus stop and is sign posted on Peak Lane.

From Yeovil Junction Station:

Take the 68 bus (Mondays to Saturdays only) to Yeovil Bus Station and then the 77 (77 Timetable) to Compton Dundon or book a taxi. The 77 runs hourly Monday to Saturday.

From Bristol Airport:

Take the A1 bus to Temple Meads train station (runs every 15 mins about £8). This service runs 24 hours a day (A1 Timetable).
At Temple Meads walk back to the road, at the corner you have the bus stop. Take the First Bus 376 service to the town called Street (runs every 30 min). Then take a bus for Compton Dundon, see below.

From Street or Glastonbury:

1) From Street or Glastonbury you will need to get the 77 (77 Timetable) bus to Compton Dundon (direction Yeovil). The 77 runs hourly Mon-Sat and there is no service on Sundays. Stop at the second stop (Ham Lane) in Compton Dundon (at the monument), and walk 20 mins along Ham Lane, Goose Lane, then Peak Lane. EarthSpirit is sign posted on Peak Lane.

2) Book taxi with Number Seven Taxis 01963 351015 - Mums Taxis 077115 72038 - CJWTaxis 01458 833 106 www.cjwtaxis.co.uk - Lina's Taxi 0740003380 linastaxi@hotmail.co.uk

By Car:

From London take the M3 for c 39 miles to the A303 . Fork left and follow the A303 for c 77 miles. (Be prepared for possible traffic slow down at Amesbury 2 miles before Stonehenge (c 49 miles before EarthSpirit). Drive past Wincanton to the large Podimore roundabout, turning on to the A372 signposted Langport. Turn second right onto the B3151 signposted to Glastonbury, Somerton, Street , and Kingsdon . Follow this road passed Somerton and Littleton hamlet. 500 yards after Littleton, just before Dundon Hill , take the turning left signposted Dundon called Peak Lane. Follow this lane for nearly one mile until you see a house on the left with a rusty , faded once black iron railing in front. Immediately after this house turn left on a small lane signed to EarthSpirit. Turn left just before thatched farmhouse into concrete yard and park. Large, tiled, converted barn is the home of EarthSpirit.

From M5 take Junction 23 signposted Glastonbury. Follow signs to Glastonbury (A39) through the village of Ashcott, until the Pipers Arms pub on right. Turn onto the road on the right just before the Pipers Arms signposted to Berhill, in the direction of Somerton. Follow this all the way to crossroads. At intersection turn right on B3151 towards Somerton. In Compton Dundon turn right onto Ham Lane, signed to school and church. Follow this lane for nearly one mile, bear left round bend, up hill, past right turn to church and left hand turn to the school. Take next right turn into small lane, immediately after red brick bungalow and before black iron railings. Turn left just before thatched farmhouse into concrete yard and park. Large tiled, converted barn is the home of EarthSpirit.

Link to map of the area: multimap

Satnav: TA11 6PE or search EarthSpirit Centre on maps.

What3Words : ///restore.alcove.stopwatch
What3Words is an incredible app bringing you to the exact patch of grass. More precise than satnav.

By Bike:

1) Cycling is possible. We are 13 miles from Castle Cary station, 5 miles from
the bus stop in Glastonbury and 3 miles from the bus stop in the town called Street.
2) Alternatively use the CycleStreets.net route finder to create a route from
wherever you are.
3) We have a cycle rack for storage + showers.

By Plane:

Bristol Airport is 1 hour from EarthSpirit by taxi. There are national and international flights. See the bus section (above) for public transport directions to EarthSpirit. An alternative taxi is https://gettransfer.com/ and is cheaper or minibus https://maggstravel.co.uk

Information about Bristol Airport: www.bristolairport.co.uk

Green Travel Plan

An important goal of The EarthSpirit Centre is to reduce the environmental impact of travel and look at ways to reduce the carbon footprint by being more aware of travel by car or plane.

Calculating your Carbon emission:
If you are interested in finding out how much CO2 you are generating by driving, flying or taking public transport to the centre you can do so by going to the appropriate tab on this link: www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

Offsetting your Carbon emission:
If you would like to offset your emissions check out this link: www.carbonneutral.com/
and f you are coming by plane, we hope you consider making your flight carbon neutral and maybe help plant some trees. www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/support-us/give/personal-carbon/

Information about Carbon Footprint

www.iqsdirectory.com/resources/your-carbon-footprint-how-to-determine-and-reduce-it/

Car sharing
Please consider car pooling with other participants. If you are a group leader, you can set up a social media group to encourage your participants to do car sharing or refer them to existing car share websites like https://liftshare.com/ukwww.blablacar.co.uk