Use the map below to find River Cottage HQ. All tickets include a free parking ticket.
Weekend ticket holders are able to park on-site.
- August is a busy time of the year in the local area so please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at the Festival.
- As we are in a rural area, please don't rely on SatNav - we recommend you print or save directions on your phone.
- Warning: Arriving to the River Cottage Festival site on foot is not advised due to safety concerns. Trinity Hill is not suitable for pedestrians.
River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB.
From the east (Dorchester)
Travelling west along the A35 towards Axminster / Exeter, take the third exit at the Charmouth roundabout towards Axminster (A35). Continue along the dual carriageway and up onto Raymond's Hill, you will pass the Hunters Lodge Public House on your left. Continue for about 150 yards and take the turning on the left (Trinity Hill Road). Follow this road for about 1 mile and the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the right.
From the west (Exeter / Honiton)
Take the A35 towards Dorchester. Travel through Killmington (passing the Texaco Garage on the right and after the two turnings for Axminster), after two miles turn right onto Trinity Hill Road. Follow this road for about one mile and the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the right.
From Lyme Regis
Take the Sidmouth Road (A3052) out of Lyme Regis. After about two miles take a right onto Trinity Hill Road (by the big oak tree on the left). Keep on this road for about two miles, the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the left.
From Seaton / Colyford
Take the A3052 towards Lyme Regis, traveling through Rousdon (you will see the Shrubbery Garage and Rosdon Bakery on the left). Take a left turn onto Trinity Hill Road (by the big oak tree on the right). Keep on this road for about 2 miles, the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the left.
Head out of Axminster onto the A35 towards Dorchester. Turn right onto Trinity Hill Road (signposted Combpyne I Rousdon). Follow this road for about 1 mile and the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the right.Combpyne I Rousdon). Follow this road for about 1 mile and the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the right.
Head out of Uplyme on Lyme Road (B3165) towards Axminster. Travel through Yawl, and when you reach the T junction (you will see The Hunters Lodge Public House on your right) turn left. Continue for about 150 yards and take the turning on the left (Trinity Hill). Follow this road for about 1 mile and the entrance to River Cottage HQ is on the right.
Disabled customer parking is free and on-site, please notify us on 01297 630300 if you require disabled parking. Purchasing a parking ticket is not necessary, please just make sure your blue badge is clearly visible.
Use a local taxi service
If you plan to use a local taxi service, early booking is essential. Please do not rely on booking taxis on the day of the event.
Click HERE for local taxi services.
If you don’t drive, or have free spaces in your vehicle, posting on popular car sharing websites such as Bla Bla Car or Liftshare can help other Festival goers, as well as your bank balance!
Arrive by rail or scheduled bus
Scheduled rail and bus services from a variety of local and national departure points arrive in the nearby town of Axminster. Guests arriving by these modes are strongly advised to carry out their onward journey from Axminster to the River Cottage Festival by taxi or car share. Do not attempt to walk to the site, as Trinity Hill Road is not suitable for pedestrians.
Cyclists are welcome at the event, and a small amount of cycle parking will be available onsite. Those choosing to arrive in this way should be aware of the road conditions in the area. Trinity Hill Road is a National Speed Limit route, is unlit, and features some blind corners. Cyclists are strongly advised to wear high-visibility clothing and use lights. Cycling during hours of darkness is dangerous on this road, and cyclists are advised to make their way home during daylight hours or seek alternative transport. Parking for bicycles is provided free of charge.