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Braziers Park is situated within the Chiltern Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the village of Ipsden and close to the town of Wallingford. To the north lies Oxford and to the south, Reading.
Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN
Travelling by public transport
The nearest railway station to Braziers Park is Goring, though volunteers and guests travelling by train are advised to go to Reading railway station and then catch the X39/X40 bus to Braziers Park, as these buses run from just outside the station.
Bus times for X39 / X40 between Reading & Oxford: www.thames-travel.co.uk/busx39x40x41/busx39x40x41.htm
To catch a bus from Reading railway station, leave the station at the exit nearest the WHSmith shop, walk straight on along the outside of the station wall, passing The Three Guineas pub on the right, and make your way to bus stop EB. The X39 takes approximately 25 minutes. The X40 turns off for a loop of Woodcote before rejoining the X39 route, so takes 5-10 minutes longer.
The bus drivers are very friendly and helpful – if you ask them to, they will try to let you know when they are approaching Braziers’ stop. If you’re on the X39, you will see a sign for Woodcote approximately 3 minutes before reaching the Braziers stop. The X40 will take this turn and spend 5-10 minutes travelling to Woodcote and back, so when you reach the main road again and turn left, you’ll be 3 minutes from the Braziers stop.
Once the bus has dropped you off, you’ll need to cross the main road and walk along the country lane immediately opposite the bus stop. This will lead you directly to Braziers’ main entrance.
As these buses travel between Reading and Oxford you can do the same from Oxford, but the bus stop is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.
To catch a bus from Oxford, make your way to bus stop H5 on St Aldates to catch the X39 or X40. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes on either bus, passing through Wallingford approximately 6 minutes before reaching Braziers’ stop. You may be asked to change buses in Wallingford, as the terminal is nearby so drivers often swap vehicles. Once the bus has left Wallingford centre, it will pass two large roundabouts and turn right onto a main road, travelling straight for a few more minutes. You’ll see large black and gold gates on your left, followed by a small wooden hut – this is the stop immediately before Braziers, which is approximately 30 seconds later. If you’re unsure, ask the driver, they are always more than willing to help!
After getting off the bus, follow the lane on the same side of the road (signposted Braziers Park) and it will lead you directly to the main entrance of Braziers.
Travelling by car
If you are travelling by car, please consider lift sharing to reduce the environmental impact of your trip. We recommend using the Supernormal page at GoCarShare.
Please note that parking for visitors will be charged at £5 per vehicle for the weekend.
Leave M4 at Junction 8/9. Proceed to Henley and then on through Nettlebed to the CROWMARSH ROUNDABOUT (A4130). Turn left onto the A4074 towards Reading. Carry on as far as the signpost for “Braziers Park/Ipsden Heath” and turn left there. This will bring you to Braziers’ front gates. Ignore all earlier signs to Ipsden, they will take you to the village.
Go out over Caversham Bridge, then first left onto the A4074, signposted Oxford. Proceed as far as the signpost for Braziers Park, turning right.
Follow signposts out of Oxford to Henley/Wallingford/Reading (A4074). Just after the village of Ipsden there is a signpost to Braziers Park, turning left.
From the West:
M5 junction 12, take the A4 exit to Theale/Reading (W), At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Bath Rd/A4, Go through 1 roundabout, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A340, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A329, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whitchurch Rd/B471, Continue to follow B471, Turn right onto B4526, Take the 1st left onto Goring Rd/B471, Continue to follow B471, Turn left onto Red Ln/A4074, Turn right at Icknield Rd, Continue straight onto Braziers Ln to Braziers Park
We will have a secure lockable place for bicycles onsite, so cyclists welcome!
If you have any problems in your journey, you can reach Brazier’s Park on 01491 680221 or 01491 680481.