Where & How?


The Green Gathering is held in Piercefield Park, NP16 6EH.
Satnav may not take you to quite the right place...

We share gates and a car park with Chepstow Racecourse, so you can follow signs to that, even though the festival itself is not on the racecourse.

Piercefield Park is just outside Chepstow, a Welsh border town full of history and charm yet easily accessible. Chepstow has a busy train station and is close to the M4, just 18 miles from Bristol and 125 miles from London.

The site is a mile or so from town, on a hill with spectacular views across the Severn estuary and Wye Valley. The neoclassical ruins of Piercefield House provide an atmospheric backdrop.

The surrounding countryside – complete with ancient woodland, standing stones, look-outs and caves – is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


We provide a shuttle bus service from Chepstow train station to our box office and then onwards to the Welcome Tent. There are also shuttle buses from the carpark to our Welcome Tent. The shuttle buses run on a magic hat (donation) basis.

Once off the bus you'll be able to hire a wheelbarrow or cargo trike to ferry your camping gear to your campsite, or just carry your bag if you've packed light! Please don’t bring a large wheeled cart or wheelbarrow – they don’t fit on the shuttle buses so will cause you delays while you unpack and fold... or a very long walk if yours doesn't fold.

Before deciding how to travel, please check our Green Traveller Guide.

Cyclists & Walkers

Thursday & Friday use Lion Gate entrance & box office – Racecourse Route onto site.
Saturday & Sunday use Car Park entrance & box office – Racecourse Route onto site.

Cyclists, please avoid the Woodland Route. It’s steep, lumpy, gravelly, narrow, and teeming with vehicles and pedestrians. The Racecourse Route is waaaaayy less stressful and more suited to bikes. (You can walk in the woods for fun later!)

Whichever day you arrive, if you go to the main box office (in the festival carpark) you’ll be able to jump on our free shuttle bus and and get dropped off at our Welcome Tent.

Thursday & Friday there will be a box office available for pedestrians, at Lion Gate (yes, a gate with stone lions) which is closer to Chepstow town. From Lion Gate box office you could choose to walk up our steep Woodland Route to the camping fields rather than take the shuttle bus. Please be aware that vehicles also use this route - take care.

Saturday & Sunday there will be no box office at Lion Gate so you will need to use the box office in the carpark, which is a fair distance from the Woodland Route - on these days we strongly recommend taking the shuttle bus from the carpark.

Don’t try to go up the woodland track without first visiting box office to get your wristband; you’ll be stopped and turned around, and the walk will be much longer!


Please follow instructions from our Gate and Traffic crew who will facilitate entry and parking, and will direct you to the box office to collect your festival wristband.

will park in our hardstanding carpark. After collecting wristbands drivers and their passengers will be able to take a festival shuttle bus from the carpark to our Welcome Tent.

Live-in Vehicles
will be directed to the campervan fields.

Vehicles with Assisted Access passes will be directed to the Assisted Access area.

All Drivers please remember it’s best to buy your vehicle pass in advance to avoid delay!


This is the ‘Quick Turnaround Bus’ and will take rail passengers and others who can carry their luggage in one go.
There will be a separate bus between carpark and site for those with heavier loads.


Box office and campsite open at noon on Thursday, the day the festival begins. You’ll need to leave site by noon on Monday once the festival’s over. The box office is otherwise open 10am-10pm. Please arrive between these times.

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The Green Gathering is proud to be the original off-grid festival – all our electrical needs are met renewably. So getting everyone here is our biggest obstacle to creating a zero emission festival. In fact…

The festival's travel footprint accounts for over 98% of its emissions.


Whether you’re travelling by bus, train, bicycle, car or truck there’s info for you about greening up, making your journey more fun, and cutting costs too.

We’re asking everyone to try and take at least one step (and hopefully some can take a giant leap) to make their travel greener this year.

great, what else can i do?

You can use the Ecolibrium Carbon Calculator to check the carbon footprint of your usual means of transport then check other methods – how much smaller can you make your footprint?

If you have no choice but to use a private vehicle, you can donate to ‘balance' your travel through the Ecolibrium Carbon Calculator or through our festival ticket page. Ecolibrium uses donations to invest in socially aware renewable energy and land restoration projects.

Let's do more this year and beyond - ideally by choosing public transport or bicycle, or carshare, with carbon 'balancing' an option for those who really do have to drive.