Travelling to Electromagnetic Field

EMF will be held at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park, just east of Ledbury, Herefordshire.

You can arrive after 10am on Thursday 30 May and you can stay until midday on Monday 3 June. You won't be allowed on site outside those times unless you've volunteered to help with setup or teardown.

By Train

EMF is close to Ledbury station which is around three hours from London Paddington (on GWR) and one hour from Birmingham New Street (on West Midlands Railway).

The station at Ledbury has short platforms, so if you are on one of the long 9-coach trains direct
from Paddington, you will need to be in the front three coaches to get off the train.

We will be providing a free shuttle bus service between Ledbury station and the EMF site.
Timetables and further information can be found on the shuttle bus page.

Note: There is engineering work on the Sunday of EMF (June 2nd) which means the line between Ledbury and Worcester is closed until 18:00, with a rail replacement bus service. We are planning to run our shuttle bus service to Worcestershire Parkway station during the day. Our buses will run to Ledbury after 18:00 to meet the trains there, but if you're travelling by train, we recommend you stay until Monday if possible.

By Car

If you plan to drive, you will need to buy a parking ticket or live-in vehicle ticket. Motorcycles do not require a parking ticket.

Plan your travel to the south gate on the A438 - postcode HR8 1RQ should get you there. The entrance to the site is located at 52.0322, -2.3837, grid reference SO 73774 37158.

Once you're near the site, you'll see yellow temporary road signs for EMF - follow these and ignore your sat nav if it tells you differently.

Unless you are travelling in a live-in vehicle, you will be parked in the main car park which is adjacent to the event site, at most a 300m walk from the main gate. More information for live-in vehicles.

Electric Vehicles

We do not provide electric vehicle charging at EMF. We ask that you arrive at the event with enough charge to leave at the end of the event. We will be able to provide EV charging in an emergency.

By Bike

While we do not have any dedicated bike parking, EMF is an extremely safe event and you are welcome to lock your bike to our perimeter fence or other structures as long as it's out of the way.

By Air

The closest major airport is Birmingham (BHX), which is around 1:40 by train to Ledbury station; or an hour by road. Bristol (BRS) and Cardiff (CWL) are around 1:40 by road, but poorly connected by public transport.

For those travelling long-haul, BHX is likely to be most useful followed by LHR.