Directions to Burning Nest

How to get here - for ticket-holders' eyes only!


To keep our Nestlings safe and our Glade nice and private, do not publicize the event location.

Our Burning Nest Glade is in Chudleigh, Devon.

The address is below but DO NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW YOUR SATNAV. Look at the directions and photos below and make sure your end destination is correct, using the entrance next to Gappah Lane.

The gate address is:
Gappah Lane
Newton Abbot
TQ13 0AQ

Exact co-ordinates are: 50.58589470098388, -3.5885923821937267

The what 3 words location for the lodge entrance gates are   (mention.zoos.imitate).

Here is a Google Maps pin:

DO NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW YOUR SATNAV! Read and follow the specific travel instructions below.

The nearest train station and bus station are in the nearby town of Newton Abbot. See instructions below of how to get to site from there.

From Newton Abbot


We’re trying to minimise the need to bring a car, and encourage use of public transport. As such we’re hoping to be able to run a minibus or similar from Newton Abbot station to site. 

This is a work in progress, but it’ll likely only be running when at certain times when we know or expect a number of people will be arriving. 

To help plan this, get in touch with our Leave a Better Trace team at

Local Bus

From Newton Abbot station: Number 7 bus to “New Lodge” stop, at site entrance. (15 mins)

From Exeter Bus Station: Number 7 bus. Stay on the bus all the way to Newton Abbot, turn around and ride North towards Exeter and get off at “New Lodge” on the Northbound side. Do not get off on the Southbound “New Lodge” Stop and try to cross the A380. It is a busy dual carriageway with 70mph traffic. Very dangerous!

The buses are run by Stagecoach. Check their website for other routes and timetables. Local buses may stop running early evening.

bus stop nearest to Nest


Taxis from Newton Abbot take around 8 minutes to get to site. Follow driving directions below.

Some taxi numbers in Exeter and Newton Abbot.

Arriving by Train

The nearest train station to site is Newton Abbot (find it in the image just below Exeter St Davids)

Trains to Newton Abbot from Exeter St. Davids cost around £8-10 outside rush hour, and run at least every 15 minutes. Check for details. Busses are also available, costing around £4. Further info on busses is below.

Exeter has other train stations, but you will need to change at St. Davids. 

Driving Instructions

Northbound on A380 towards Exeter

This is the Gate you are looking for, just after Gappah Lane.

Do not deviate from these directions, as this is the only entrance to site you will be admitted in.

To get to Gappah Lane, you will need to take the A380. Make sure that your satnav takes you on the A380, not the windy, unpaved and poor visibility single track farm roads which lead to Gappah Lane from the other direction.

The turn off onto Gappah Lane is on the Northbound A380 heading toward Exeter.

The sign to prepare you to turn off onto Gappah Lane looks like this:

The turn off to Gappah, off the left hand side of the A380 looks like this Do not turn down Gappah Lane! The entrance to the Nest Gate is a couple of short moments’ drive past it on the slip road.

You will see this gate. Turn left here. You have arrived at Nest!

outside Nest gate

Southbound on A380 from Exeter

Please bear in mind, the A380 is a dual carriageway with a central reservation which you cannot cross – it’s no problem if you’re already heading north from Plymouth.

If you are are coming South from London or Exeter, you will need to head further south and past the turn off, all the way down to the Sandygate intersection and do a complete U-turn, to get onto the northbound lane of the A380.

See across for a Google Map representation. The long blue line comes down from Exeter, before pulling a u-turn and back up again the other side.

On the Southbound A380 DO NOT take the turn signposted Olchard, Keep going.

Look for this sign:

Take the next turn to the left, signposted Kingsteignton (B3195)

On the B3195 keep going straight, you’ll go past some houses on the left, then hedges and trees.

At the sign for Ten Tors Inn  turn left, keeping on the B3195, following the sign for Kingsteignton and Exeter

Enter Kingsteignton and go under the bridge.

Prepare to make a sharp right to rejoin the A380 northbound to Exeter. 

You’ll do this just after the bridge.

Keep going on the slip road and join the A380 North, and follow the directions for Gappah Lane given above.


Deliveries must be clearly directed to the entrance from the A380 (see above). Otherwise they will be delivered to the Manor House, which will cause problems. 

We have an unsecured shed where couriers can drop parcels. The address is: Burning Nest, 1 New Lodges, Newton Abbott, TQ13 0AD, and you must use delivery instructions:  ‘the entrance in the layby immediately after the turning marked The Sheep Dip/Gappah Lane, off the A380 Exeter bound carriageway.’

The what 3 words location for the lodge entrance gates are   (mention.zoos.imitate).

In your delivery instructions you can ask the courier to deliver

  1. to you on site (not very likely),
  2. to Gate (where you get your wristband),
  3. to the unsecured shed marked Burning Nest Post Office at the front gate.

Please do not share this information with anyone who is not a ticket-holder. We will have security on the gate at all times, and only ticket-holders will be permitted entry.