How to Get to the Fair

Regional Map

Important Note

Please do use the car parks – leaving cars on verges or in the county lanes inconveniences everyone.  As the entry to the Fair is free we and the local organisations that run them rely on the income from the car parks to break even.

PLEASE NOTE – B3080 through Downton is closed from 0830 to 1800.

 

The green box shows the extent of the Local Area map.

The smaller blue box the extent of the Downton Car Park Map.

 

 

 

 

 

Local Area Map

This shows the routes to the Fair for different types of traffic. Disabled parking and coach parking are only available from A338.  The details in the blue ‘Downton’ box are shown in the Local Car Park Map below.

PLEASE NOTE – B3080 through Downton is closed from 0830 to 1800.

Visitors from East

Exit M27 at Junction 1, take B3078 through the New Forest (DO NOT exit at Junction 2 for the A36)

Cars only – take B3080 signed to Downton and park in Barford Lane car park

For disabled parking – continue on B3078 through Fordingbridge and then north up A338 to park in Trafalgar School car park

Coaches – Take M27 and A31 to Ringwood (see ‘Visitors from West & South’) – see section below for booking details.

Visitors from West & South

Arrive via A31 and at Ringwood take A338 North towards Salisbury and at Downton park in Trafalgar School car park

Visitors from North

Arrive via Salisbury, take A338 South towards Ringwood and at Downton park in one of the Footbal Club, Bidvest or  Trafalgar School car parks.

Coach Parking for Cuckoo Fair 2019

In 2019 coach parking is available at Trafalgar School. Due to the limited space for coach parking at the school, (maximum of 6 coaches), a parking space cannot be guaranteed. Therefore it would be advisable for any coach companies to pre-book a space prior to the event. This can be done by a phone call to Trafalgar School on 01725 550300.

Cash payment would need to be made on arrival and a receipt can be provided.

Temporary parking for unloading/loading may be possible for those without a parking space, depending upon traffic levels. Coaches must then be parked away from Downton to avoid congestion and enable access for emergency vehicles.

Local Car Park Map

The details in the red box are shown in the Detailed Map below.

Visitors from East

Cars only – continue on the B3080 signed to Downton, through Woodfalls / Redlynch, shortly after the Lode Hill traffic lights turn right into Barford Lane, and park in Barford Lane car park.  There is a free Park and Ride from Barford Lane to the start of the Fair.

For disabled parking – continue on B3078 through Fordingbridge and then north up A338 to park in Trafalgar School car park

Coaches – Take M27 and A31 to Ringwood (see ‘Visitors from West & South’)

Visitors from West & South

Continue up the A338 North, through Fordingbridge, Breamer towards Salisbury and at Downton park in Trafalgar School car park

Visitors from North

Arrive via Salisbury, take A338 South towards Ringwood and at Downton park in one of the Footbal Club, Bidvest or  Trafalgar School car parks.

 

Arriving at the Cuckoo Fair

Barford Lane Car Park

If you’ve parked in the Barford Lane Car park then catch the free park-n-ride service that’ll take you to the start of the Fair near the Purple Zone.

A338 Car parks

Trafalgar School car park – follow the signs to the path that takes you to the fair.  You’ll arrive between the Green and Blue Zones.

Football Club / Bidvest – walk down the A338 and just after The Bull Hotel turn up The Borough

Making the Most of Your Visit

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