By Rail

Our nearest railway station is Axminster, on the main London Waterloo to Exeter line. Axminster is an hour and a quarter’s walk away; alternatively, a bus (see below) runs between Axminster station and Raymond’s Hill, from which it is a 30-minute walk to Monkton Wyld Court. Taxis are best booked in advance. Lifts from Axminster are occasionally available upon request, please ask for details.

Bike in polytunnel

Why not leave your car behind and come by train, bus or bike?

By Bus

The closest bus stop is a pleasant 30-minute walk away at the Hunter’s Lodge pub in Raymond’s Hill, on the X31 or 31 bus route which runs between Axminster and Bridport via Lyme Regis. Just be sure to consult the map before setting out. There is also a National Express coach from London Victoria which stops in Raymond’s Hill.

By Road

We are located roughly 3 miles from Charmouth, 3.5 miles from Lyme Regis and 4 miles from Axminster. The hamlet of Monkton Wyld is signposted from the A35 halfway between Charmouth and Axminster. Ignore signs for Monkton Wyld Farm if coming from Axminster. You’ll find Monkton Wyld Court just opposite St Andrews Church, about half a mile off the A35.


We strongly encourage course participants and volunteers to share lifts whenever possible. If you would like to get in touch with others on your course to arrange ride shares, please let us know in advance.


For more information

Sites like Traveline (nationwide travel information), Megabus (for cheaper train tickets from London on certain days), Rideshare and Liftshare have proven helpful for previous guests and volunteers in making arrangements.

Happy travels!