Green Man Festival Travel and Directions

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Travel to/from Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival is held at Glanusk Park, Newport.

Travelling by Car

The festival site is located near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons on the A40. All Cars require a Car Park ticket, tickets cost £5 each (more on the door) and we are reinvesting the money into providing free shuttle busses from Abergavenny Station.

Directions

Please choose the route to your gate: there are separate ones for General Camping, Family Camping & Live in Vehicles and Artists & Crew. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs as you may find alternate routes blocked due to traffic flow.

Family Camping, Disabled, Holiday Camping and Live In Vehicles only

From the South & East / A40: Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the A4077 towards Gilwern and Crickhowell. Drive through Gilwern following the A4077 as it turns off to the right. After approx 2.5 miles you'll come to a set of traffic lights with Crickhowell to your right. Continue straight over onto the B4558 for approx 1.5 miles and the Family Gate is on your right. From the North & West / A40: Follow the A40 until Bwlch. As you drive out of Bwlch turn right onto the B4560 signposted to Llangynidr. After approx 2 miles turn left at the T Junction onto the B4558. Continue for 2 miles go past the General Camping, continue for approx 0.5 miles and the Family Gate is on your left.

General Camping, Artists & Crew

From the South & East / A40: Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 2nd exit off the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 4.5 miles, turn right at the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 1.5 miles take a left sign posted Llangynidr, at the top of the slip road take a right. Continue for approx 6 miles over the hills, taking a right at the bottom. After approx 1 mile carry on over the hump-back bridge. The General Camping Gate is approx 0.5 miles on your left. From the North & West / A40: Coming from the West along the A40 follow the signs to Bwlch. As you drive out of Bwlch turn right onto the B4560 signposted to Llangynidr. After two miles turn left at the T Junction onto the B4558. Continue for two miles and the General Camping Gate is on your left.

Vehicle access in the festival

Speed up to 5mph only - vehicles driving onto the festival use routes which are not designed or built for vehicle access such as fields and stoned paths which are sometimes uneven. Please be aware of ruts and holes which could cause damage to your car, drive slowly and ensure that the bottom of your car is clear of the ground. When leaving the festival, if there is very wet weather you may need to be towed out, there are tractor drivers employed by the Green Man to tow people and you should not pay them yourself. Please be aware that many modern cars have screw in towing eyes which are usually found near the jack, if you think you will need towing please make sure you have located this before packing your vehicle.

Disabled Access Information

The Green Man is committed to making the event as accessible as possible for people with disabilities and efforts have been made to achieve this where we can. However, we strongly recommend that anybody who may have an access requirement at a festival read the following information carefully before purchasing tickets.

Contact Details

If you have questions about the information below please contact via email: info@greenman.net

Access around the site

The Estate is set amongst the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The park is surrounded by woodland, the river Usk, open grass land and a deer park.

Ground surface

The majority of the festival site ground surface is grass. In wet conditions the ground can become very muddy. A tarmac covered road links the entertainment areas at the middle level of the event site, and there are now tarmac roads leading up to the higher level (Far Out area), although the field itself is on an upward slope. Please be aware that you will still need to cover some grassy areas once you leave the roads to enter each of the areas.

Distances

The festival is small but spread out over quite a distance.

Gradients

The site is set out over three levels - Camping, Kids Area and the Mountain Stage are situated at the lower level, Walled Garden Stage, Comedy and Literature Tent are situated at a middle level, with the Far Out, Far Out After Dark, and Film Tent at a higher level.

The gradients between different areas of the festival depend on which route you take, and we advise people with mobility impairments wishing to reach the middle level from the lower level to go via the camp-site and through the left of the stable area when going up the hill as the gradient is easier to access.

Regardless of the route taken, the natural gradients involved may present a significant barrier for people who make use of manual wheelchairs and those with serious mobility impairments. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much hindrance but the ground is quite uneven in places. We operate a 2:1 personal assistant scheme; see below for more info.

Travel

An accessible drop-off point is located at the accessible car-park, stewards will be available should you require help.

Accessible Campsite

General camping facilities are spread over a significant area of the park and everyone is free to choose where they camp however, careful consideration should be given to the choice of camping area. The distance to and from the general camping areas is great and in places the gradients are severe. Not all of the paths or roads are tarmac.

The Accessible Camping Area is positioned next to the Family Camping Area and is in the most logical place for anyone with physical access requirements. It is about 5 minutes from the main arena and close to a tarmac road that leads into various parts of the festival.Accessible showers and toilets will be located in the accessible campsite, along with a 24-hr covered charging point for power chair batteries. Charging equipment is supervised but is not secured by the festival, so is left at the owner risk.

Please note that access toilets & showers in the accessible campsite will be locked, the code will be sent to you before the festival, and will also be available from stewards and festival staff during the festival.Some people are worried that the Accessible Camping Area might be too close to the main stage and therefore noisy at night. It is not that close so this won’t be a problem but festivals are noisy by nature, so it is always advisable to bring ear plugs along with you to the festival, just in case.

Groups can camp together in the Accessible Camping Area, but this must be arranged when purchasing your ticket.

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