We would encourage you to
NB there is no public access to the GSF event field on Saturday and public access will be limited on Sunday from early eve to enable stall holders to pack down and leave site safely.
At the Green Scythe Fair, we’ve always tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can. We use horse power to help us set up, our music marquee is powered by solar panels, our toilets are compost loos, we provide recycling bins, use wood-fired rocket stoves to heat our water, and we have a strict ethical policy for our stallholders.
But the largest environmental impact arises from the number of visitors’ cars driving to the fair, so we are always looking for alternatives. We now charge for car parking and we encourage car sharing – see below for options.
Many people cycle and we offer free bike MOTs as an incentive.
Why not make a day of it and walk? The site is well connected to local trails and footpaths that go through the beautiful Levels countryside.
Our good friends at the Duchess of Cocklemoor and Steel Suffolks provide transport from Langport by boat and horse-drawn carriage - booking essential, see below for details.
This year, we are laying on bus transport, leaving Taunton and Yeovil and picking up in the villages en route, for the bargain price of £2.50 return (accompanied children free). If you can possibly use this option, please do so, both to reduce carbon emissions and to save you money and the hassle of driving. Please go to www.bradsons.co.uk/tickets/2019/06/09/green-scythe-fair-2019/
Please remember that this year, we are selling tickets in advance, both on-line and in local shops. Very few, if any, will be available on the gate on the day and they will be more expensive. So please book early (NB. closing date for on-line ticket sales is 4th June).
(More info here)
River Parrett and its Trail crosses the road a couple of hundred yards south of Thorney Lakes making it a brilliant walk either south from Langport or north from Kingsbury Episcopi. Curry Rival is 5 miles away to the West and the route is mostly via footpaths while Long Load to the East is only 3 miles distant but the way is mostly by road albeit minor.
See descriptions of the walking routes:
Come to the Fair by bike, reduce your carbon footprint, and enjoy a free bike MOT (first come first serve as space are limited).
Need help planning your cycle route?
Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with car sharing and other conversations:
If it’s not possible to walk or cycle to the Fair, then try car sharing and share the costs between you. Car sharing is a growing, grassroots movement.
Find out how you can car share at:
Come by Boat!
This year travel in style to the Green Scythe Fair on the lovingly restored Duchess of Cocklemoor and then onwards by Steel Suffolks horse drawn carriage.
Skipper Ian Macnab will guide you along the scenic River Parrett from Langport to Midelney where horse drawn transport awaits to complete the journey across fields to the Fair.
Departs from the quay at Cocklemoor, Langport (car park end) at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
Departs from the Fair at 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm
Suggested donation £5 each way
To book: Phone Ian on 07880 528413
Come by Bus!
This year we are introducing a dedicated bus service leaving Taunton and Yeovil and picking up in the villages on the way for the special price of £2.50 return (accompanied children free).
See here for the timetable and booking instructions.
Other useful links:
Zero Carbon World electric car charger available at Thorney Lakes Campsite
Car Charging Station - run your car on solar power at the Green Scythe Fair. A few years ago Thorney Lakes installed an electric car charging station donated by the environmental charity Zero Carbon World. This Type 2 Mennekes socket charging station can charge all electric cars with their type 2 charging cable and with no membership required, it is easy for campsite users to charge their electric cars while they stay. Thorney Lakes have solar panels generating electricity from daylight so your car is running on sunshine.
For Green Scythe Fair electric car driving visitors, you can charge your car for a pre booked 2 hour slot while at the event. Booking is essential on a first come first serve basis by calling Thorney Lakes 01458 250811.
(Thorney Lakes and the Green Scythe Fair organisers are not responsible for your car while at the venue. Further charging stations are also at Langport main car park and Somerton main car park).