Getting To Solfest

Taxis


The short trip from Aspatria Railway Station to Solfest is roughly 5 miles, and a standard taxi usually cost between £15-£20. It may be extra depending on the time of day, number of passengers and ammount of luggage.




Where is Solfest?


Solfest is held at: North Lakes Country Park, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4QG The park benefits from breathtaking views of the Northern Lake District and well as clear views over the Solway Firth and over to the mountains situated in Dumfries and Galloway. We are 4 miles from the coastal town of Silloth, which is bustling with cafes, shops and some lovely pubs and restaurants.




By Car


Traveling North to Solfest: Head for Aspatria on the A596. From there you need to turn onto the B5301 heading towards Silloth. Solfest is located approximately 4 miles up this road. There will be loads of our handmade signs to guide you in! Traveling South to Solfest: Head for Aspatria on the A595. From there you need to turn onto the B5302 heading towards Silloth. Solfest is located approximately 8 miles up this road. There will be loads of our handmade signs to guide you in! Drive times: Newcastle - 1hr 45mins Glasgow - 2hrs 5mins Manchester - 2hrs 25mins Edinburgh - 2hrs 40mins




Bus Shuttle


Solfest is just 15 minutes on the dedicated shuttle bus from Aspatria Railway Station to the festival. Please note in peak times we advise you allow ample time for your journey.




By Train


The nearest train station to the festival site is Aspatria. From there you can either take our bus shuttle or grab a taxi. Travel Times: Lancaster - 1hr 45mins Edinburgh - 2hrs 5mins Glasgow - 2hr 15mins Newcastle - 2hrs 15mins Manchester - 2hrs 50mins




Parking


We want your Solfest experience to be as easy and relaxed as possible. Please follow our traffic stewards who will direct you to the correct parking areas. Once parked we request that you do not move your vehicle except in emergency. If you think you will need to leave the site in your vehicle during the festival, we recommend that you set up camp then park your car in the “day parking” area, located near the main gate.




Ride Sharing


We’re deep in rural Cumbria and know that you may have to travel a fair distance to get to us. Why not find someone travelling your way to save yourself some money, do your bit for the environment and meet other Solfesters. Make contact via our Facebook page or why not register on the following lift sharing sites and get planning now: www.liftshare.com www.freewheelers.com www.festivalbudi.com www.gocarshare.com





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