Directions to “The Field”
The Field is situated about 8 kilometres south of Lostwithiel in southeastern Cornwall (OS Explorer Map 107 Grid ref 139545). Whilst there is a fairly good public transport system to Lostwithiel, there is no public transport between there and The Field. If using GPS to locate the land, our postcode is PL22 0NG – look for the house called ‘Westpark’ if The Field does not show up.
National Express Coach
There are a number of coaches each day connecting Lostwithiel with western Cornwall, London, Scotland etc. For details of these services visit the website www.nationalexpress.com.
National Rail Services
Train service at Lostwithiel is quite regular. Various websites can be used to find out times, fares etc, we tend to use www.thetrainline.com.
Once you have arrived at Lostwithiel there are a number of options for travelling the final 8 kilometres to The Field:-
- Taxis. There are taxi services based in Lostwithiel, though they do not always operate on a Sunday. Telephone Badger Cars on 01208 871538; or Rogers Taxis on 01208 873324 to book in advance or to request them to come once you have arrived in Lostwithiel.
- Lifts. It is sometimes possible for us to arrange a pick up for you. Neither I nor my husband drive a car, but we have various friends who, from time to time, can give people lifts to the land. Please phone Addy on (01208) 873554 to find out the possibilities.
- Walking. For those who are more fit, it is quite a pleasant walk to the land along fairly quiet country lanes (or beautiful footpaths if you want to considerably lengthen the distance). Be warned though, there are a number of quite steep and long hills to go up (and down!). If you have come by coach, ask someone for directions to the train station (about 100 metre walk). From the station, you walk along the road that leads away from the river bridge. After a couple of hundred metres you come to a crossroads. Turn right here (it is signposted to Lerryn) and follow this road for the next 5 kilometres until you reach the village of Lerryn (it is a rather windy road, just don’t take any of the side turnings and you can’t go wrong). Walk through the village (there is a village shop, a pub and a green by the river for those needing refreshment!) and continue on the same road for a further 2.5 kilometres when you will come to St. Veep Church. The road starts to slope down here, take the next fork on the right as the slope increases. In a short while you will see a gate on the right side of the road which is a side entrance to our land – you can enter here if you like and follow the track that leads along the side of some electric wires – this will get you quite near the shed. Alternatively, continue on the road down the hill taking the first turning on the right and follow this until you reach the brow of a hill with two gates and a track on the right had side. Ours is the first gate and has a Plants for a Future sign on it.
Travelling by Road.
You need to travel to Lostwithiel via the A390.
If arriving at Lostwithiel from the west, drive through the town and take the first turning on the right (not the factory estate!) signposted Lerryn. Go straight over the next crossroads and follow this road for 5 kilometres when you will pass through the village of Lerryn. Continue on the same road for a further 2.5 kilometres, past a church on your left, and shortly after take the right hand fork down quite a steep hill. You will soon come to what at first glance looks like a T junction but is actually a sharp left bend with a right hand side turning. Take this right hand turning, continue for about 300 metres until you reach the brow of a hill. Here you will see two gates and a dirt track on your right – we are the first gate (with the Plants for a Future sign!).
If you are arriving from the east, then look for a turning on your left as you come down the hill into Lostwithiel (before you reach the town). There is an on old horse trough on the corner and a signpost to Lerryn. (Do not take earlier turnings, even if they mention Lerryn, unless you either know the backroads or don’t mind getting lost when you reach a crossroads with no signpost!) Having taken the Lerryn turn, turn left again at the next crossroads (once more signposted Lerryn) and follow this road for 5 kilometres when you will pass through the village of Lerryn. Continue on the same road for a further 2.5 kilometres, past a church on your left, and shortly after take the right hand fork down quite a steep hill. You will soon come to what at first glance looks like a T junction but is actually a sharp left bend with a right hand side turning. Take this right hand turning, continue for about 300 metres until you reach the brow of a hill. Here you will see two gates and a dirt track on your right – we are the first gate (with the Plants for a Future sign!).