Planning Your Journney

Sustainable Transport

As a business, we aim to minimise our environmental impact and pursue sustainable solutions, considering the environment in terms of transport and travel, our buildings, energy and climate, and natural resources.

There is no public transport from Lambourn to Sheepdrove due to our farm’s rural location high up on the Lambourn Downs in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire countryside. It is three miles from the village to the farm and events venue but there is no proper public footpath; however, Sheepdrove has contributed towards safe active routes for hiking and biking through opening up permissive paths around the farm. Respect for the environment is integral to our responsible business commitments so we have compiled and offer a comprehensive list of available transport options including greener travel choices –

By Hike and by Bike

We have created a choice of safe active travel routes to Sheepdrove from Lambourn in the hope that car journeys to the farm can be replaced with more sustainable forms of travel, such as walking and cycling, which are proven to benefit health and levels of physical fitness while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and consequent carbon emissions. There are plenty of places to secure bikes and we can store bikes on request.

walking trails
By Bus

Bus service operated by Newbury & District Council. 4 – Newbury – Speen, Stockcross, Boxford, Great Shefford, Eastbury – Lambourn. Monday to Saturday.

By Train

Regular trains from London Paddington take between 40–60 minutes to get to stations such as Didcot Parkway, Newbury and Hungerford. GWR are the main train operating companies running services from London Paddington. Didcot Parkway is served by local services from Reading to Didcot and Oxford, and by main line services from London Paddington to the south-west of England and south Wales.

Didcot Parkway Station is a 40 minute car journey from Sheepdrove. On a typical weekday there are 97 scheduled rail journeys between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington, with 92 of them being direct trains. There are also a further 5 possible journeys which require a change.

The distance by rail from Didcot Parkway to London Paddington is approximately 46 miles (74 kilometres). The average train journey takes about 58 mins but the with a direct route fastest journey time on this route takes 37 mins.

Newbury Station is a 40 minute car journey from Sheepdrove.The distance by rail from London Paddington to Newbury is approximately 50 miles (80 kilometres). The average train journey takes about 1hrs 2 mins but the with a direct route fastest journey time on this route takes 39 mins.

Hungerford Station is a 40 minute car journey from Sheepdrove.The distance by rail from Hungerford to London is approximately 60 miles (96 kilometres). The average train journey takes about 1hrs 22 mins but the with a direct route the fastest journey time on this route takes 47 mins.

By Local Taxi or Minibus

Taxis are available locally, but you will need to pre-book both your arrival and departure.

LAMBOURN
Pottinger Hire Services
01488 72158/71482

Tavs Private Hire
07979 742354

HUNGERFORD
1st Direct Cars
07590 722 953
www.hungerford-cabs.co.uk

Acorn Private Hire & Taxi Co.
01488 493293
www.hungerfordtaxis.com

NEWBURY
Ave Cabs
Hybrid and electric vehicles available 01635 31212
www.ave-cabs.com

CabCo
Hybrid vehicles available 01635 333 33
www.cabco33333.com

GLN Transfers
01488 648719
www.gln-transfers.co.uk

Go Green Taxis
Hybrid vehicles available 01635 800 990
www.gogreentaxisltd.co.uk

SWINDON
V-Cars Swindon
01793 610 000
www.swindon@v-cars.com

WANTAGE
Go Green Taxis
Hybrid vehicles available
01235 811 100

www.gogreentaxisltd.co.uk

MINI BUS & COACH HIRE IN SOUTH EAST & LONDON

Westway Coaches
London based, fully electric 50 seater zero emission coaches with a 200 mile range 0208 944 1277 www.westwaycoaches.co.uk

Nova Bussing
Fuel efficient Mercedes Benz mini buses rated Euro 6 (208 grams per km CO2) 0800 6444118
www.novabussing.co.uk

By Car Share or Hire

We encourage integrating car- and ride-share options with public transport to travel to Sheepdrove. Below are some car share options which may operate in your area.

Getaround
The largest car sharing service in Europe; no subscription. Electric and hybrid available. Only electric and low-emission vehicles will be allowed to be added to the Getaround platform from 2030, with the company eventually phasing out all cars that emit tailpipe emissions on the platform by 2040.

Co Wheels
Co Wheels is a pay-as-you-go community car hire scheme and theUK’s largest independent car sharing club, where members can hire vehicles from convenient locations across the UK. Electric, hybrid and hydrogen available as well as petrol.

Zipcar
Car club but membership fee is optional. VW electric cars available; Zipcar’s vision is to be fully electric by 2025.

E-Car Club
The only fully electric and hybrid vehicle car club.
Hiycar
Person to person car hire platform to enable car owners to rent their cars out.

* Disclaimer: Sheepdrove does not endorse these companies

By Car

A free car park is available alongside the venue which can accommodate approximately 35 cars with an additional parking area for 110 cars available for use when required. Please car-share whenever possible and help reduce the impact of travel to Sheepdrove on the environment.

An electric charging station is available in the car park.

There are three designated disabled car parking spaces with clear signage close to the venue entrance. If you require more information about disabled parking please contact us.

From London by road

Via M4
Take M4
Follow M4 to A338 West Berks
Take exit 14
Take B4000 and Sheepdrove Rd to your destination

From Swindon by road

Via Baydon Rd
Take B4289
Take Marlborough Rd and B4192 to Baydon Rd, West Berks Turn left to stay on Baydon Rd
Take Oxford St/B4001 to Sheepdrove Rd

From Marlborough by road

Via Baydon Rd
Follow A346
Take Aldbourne Rd to Ermin St in Baydon Continue to West Berkshire
Turn left to stay on Baydon Rd
Take Oxford St/B4001 to Sheepdrove Rd