Watlington Hill Farm is situated between Watlington town and Christmas Common.

Hill Farm
Watlington Hill
Christmas Common


To get to the Beacon Festival you have the following options:


By Car:

Watlington Hill Farm is situated at the top of Watlington Hill, Christmas Common, overlooking the town of Watlington. Leave Junction 5 of the M40 and turn towards Stokenchurch. Take the first left on the A40 towards Lewknor. Then take the next left towards Christmas common. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you come to a left turn towards Watlington. Take this turning and you will see Watlington Hill Farm on your right. The entrance to the festival will be signposted.


Alternatively, leave the M40 at junction 6, and follow the B4009 towards Watlington. After approx 2 miles, as you enter the town centre, take the first left turn, then bear left past the Carriers pub, continue up Watlington Hill and, as you reach the top, you will see signs for the festival site on your left.


There will be parking on site at the festival.


By public transport:

There are public transport links to the local area but these do not run to the top of Watlington Hill. We are investigating a local taxibus service for festival ticket holders that will run people from Watlington town up the hill at set times during Friday evening and Saturday. Please watch the website for information closer to the time.


All of the local bus route timetables are subject to alteration so please check details closer to the festival.


Oxford to London Tube:

You can get the Oxford Tube coach service which provides a regular service from Oxford city centre or London. This stops at Lewknor, junction 6 of the M40.


Lewknor to Watlington Taxibus:

A connect bus also operates between Lewknor and Watlington to meet up with the Oxford Tube.

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Weekend Bus to Oxford:

Goride also operate a weekend Village Link service to Oxford.

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By Bus:

101 bus service from Oxford to Watlington runs Monday to Friday 8 – 6pm.


Whites Coaches operates services 125 to Wallingford and M1 to Reading


Go-Ride shuttle bus from Watlington to festival & return. 50p each way.


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