FESTIVAL ADDRESS: Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon
BLUE GATE: EX14 3AZ (for car parking and campervan fields) / RED GATE: EX11 1LU (for disabled parking, taxis and drop offs)
GATE OPENING TIMES
Gates open to the car parks from 12 noon on the Thursday and then the site itself will open from 2pm (this includes all campsites including the disabled campsite). Gates are open from 2pm – 9pm Thursday, 9am – 9pm Friday, 10am – 9pm Saturday & 10am – 3pm Sunday. Please note the earlier time for gates closing on Sunday for entry AND re-entry. You can leave at any time you like, its entry times which are limited. Cars will be parked in the car parks accessed via the BLUE GATE and then you will walk to one of the Yellow or Blue Pedestrian Gates (whichever is closer to you, they will be clearly signed) where you will exchange your tickets for wristbands to then get you access to the festival site and the campsites.
LOVE OUR NEIGHBOURS
If you are driving to the event then please be respectful of our neighbours and residents of local villages as you approach and leave the site and DO NOT park off the festival site. Please dont park on local roads, or laybys or particularly in areas where we have Clearway (no parking) Orders. Vehicles parked illegally will be towed. We have got LOTS OF PARKING SPACE on site. We can’t avoid there being some traffic at the beginning and end of the festival but please help us to minimise the impact on local communities.
Escot is just off the A30, between Exeter and Honiton. Exit the A30 at Daisymount (eastbound) and at Iron Bridge (westbound). Please follow the really big signs for the BLUE ROUTE to get to the festival car parks. Your routing sticker (car routing/parking pass or campervan pass) will help us to guide you on to the site and parked for the weekend. There is ample parking on site, please try and car share to avoid traffic and congestion. If you are being dropped off please follow signs for the RED ROUTE. Please note: we cannot accommodate caravans for public ticket-holders or guests – you will be turned away.
We have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page https://gocarshare.com/festival/beautiful-days and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!
BY BUS: This was the Stagecoach bus timetable for 2017 and is likely to be similar for this year. You dont have to pre-book, extra buses will be added as needed. They are clearly marked for the festival. This is the timetable:
Thursday – From Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station to Escot Park
Departs Exeter at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Friday – From Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station to Escot Park
Departs Exeter at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm
Monday – From Escot Park (Red Gate) to Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station
Departs Escot Park at 9am, 10am, 11am & 12 noon
FREE SHUTTLE BUS
There is a free shuttle bus that runs between Feniton Station (wait for it if its not there) and the RED GATE at the festival site. It will run continously during these times over the festival: Thursday 2pm – 8pm, Friday 9am – 1pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm, Sunday 9am – 1pm and Monday 9am – 12pm
Call the 24hr National Rail Enquiries Line on 08457 48 49 50 for rail information and booking. Festival buses will run from Exeter St Davids to Escot, see bus information for times and details. There are a few, but not many, trains that stop at Feniton which is the closest station. Please wait for a lift to the festival site’s red pedestrian gate with the shuttle bus rather than walking from the station.
Exeter International Airport is situated off the A30, 5 miles from Exeter towards Escot Park. There are no buses from the Airport to the festival but a taxi from the airport will take about 10-15 minutes. You can fly to Exeter Airport from places including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and various European airports. For details of flights, go to www.flybe.com
For those not camping at the festival, we would suggest finding somewhere very near the festival site off the A30 or a B&B, Guest House or Hotel in Exeter, Ottery or Honiton which are the nearest towns/cities.
There are a few local taxi companies or Apple Central Taxis in Exeter who have two offices – one in Exeter at St Davids Train Station or at Exeter Airport – who have set prices between the site, Ottery, Honiton and Exeter for Beautiful Days festival-goers. Contact 01392 66 66 66 for more information.
If you are staying off-site then please be aware of gate opening times for re-entry. Call Ottery St Mary TIC on 01404 813964 or Honiton TIC on 01404 43716 are the nearest tourism information centres for help on local accommodation.