Buses and Camping

Plenty of space for camping at FolkWeek

Plenty of space for camping at FolkWeek - Credit: Contributed

All you need to know about buses to and from the camping area, and the campsite itself


Campsite to Triangle

Bulverton Campsite – Triangle

Depart 08.00 08.20 every 20 minutes (or when buses are full) to 02.00

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Triangle – Bulverton Campsite

Depart 08.10 08.30 every 20 minutes (or when buses are full) to 02.10

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Town Circular Route

Campsite – Triangle – All Saints Road – Radway – Sidmouth Primary School – Woolbrook – Stowford – Campsite.

Depart 08.00 09.00 every 60 minutes to 00.00

This route provides for venues: All Saints Church, Sidmouth Primary School (Vicarage Road) and Stowford Rise Community Centre.

Please note there is no bus stop on Manor Road this year.

Additional service 1st and 2nd August:

A cut-down service in both directions between the Bulverton Campsite and the Triangle is in operation from Wednesday 1st August, 12:00 until midnight and on Thursday 2nd August, from 08:00 until midnight.

Additional service 11th August:

On the morning of the 11th August a single coach will operate between 08.00 to 10.00 between the Campsite and the Triangle.


Where: Postcode: EX10 9DW, Located on the B3176, Bulverton Road. 1.5 miles from the centre of Sidmouth.

Available to—

All-In-One, Bulverton-In-One, Week, Weekend and Day Ticket holders for the appropriate night(s) and people who have bought advance event tickets, for the night before and night of the event. Separate charges for caravan / motorhome apply. Camping is also available to Non-Ticket

Holders at a premium price as indicated.

Opening Times

Wednesday 1st August, 12.00, to Saturday 11th August, 12.00.

On Arrival

Follow the instructions from the Campsite volunteers. All campers must

complete a registration sheet. Cars are allowed on site for unloading/loading. For the full FolkWeek Campsite Guide, please see the website, or collect a copy of the guide when you arrive.


Cars are allowed on the campsite. However, once parked no vehicle may move until it leaves the festival. If you would like move your car during the festival, please use the free Festival Car Park on top of Bulverton Hill.

Family Area

There is a designated quieter Family Camping area – please keep the noise here to a minimum after 10:30pm.

Mobility Area

There is a dedicated area for people with mobility impairments.

Campfires & BBQ

Campfires and ground-level barbeques are strictly prohibited. Barbecue units are only allowed with the agreement of the Campsite Manager, so please check before buying food.

Motorhomes & Caravans

A separate area from tents is provided with limited availability. Book in advance. Must remain in situ for the week once parked.


Toilets including disabled facilities.

Shower cubicles

One accessible unit for wheelchair users.

Keys for the accessible shower available from the campsite box office.

Drinking Water – various taps around the campsite.

Hot water washing up facilities

Two Elsan points

Milk – Available from campsite Box Office.

Main walkways are lit by fairy lights.

Lockable storage – operated during Campsite Box Office opening hours only. Available to all campers. Please note that all items left must be available for searching prior to depositing. Storage is locked overnight

and is secure. (Free)

Access: the campsite is based on farmland that is at times sloped and undulating.

Site Development

We have been at work improving roadways in the Campsite, giving better access to site facilities and camping areas. We are also providing better entrances to both the Festival Car Park and the Bulverton venue area.


The Funky Food Collective is here for you! Great breakfasts with super

produce, get over there early! Plus dinners to try on the way out for evening gigs.

Waste Disposal

Rubbish and recycling bins are at the top of the campsite, by the entrance and between the two fields. Please keep this area tidy.


Dogs are permitted on site if kept on a lead and under control at all times. Please exercise your dogs away from the camping areas and clean up after them. Please note that dogs are not permitted

in any venue, except for recognised assistance dogs.

Festival Car Park

The Festival Car Park is located off the B3176 Bulverton Road and accessible via one-way system from Broadway and Bickwell Lane. It is in a grass field behind the Bulverton Marquee. To access the town from the car park, walk past the Bulverton Marquee, down the hill to the bus stop just opposite the Campsite entrance (see Bus Timetable).

Parking costs:

Per day – £4 per car (arrival before


Evening – £2 per car (arrival after


Parking in the Festival Car Park is free to All In One, Bulverton In One, Week, Weekend and Day Ticket holders.

Access: the Festival Car Park is based on farmland that is sloped and undulating and is not suitable for people with mobility impairments. The Festival Car Park is not suitable for large vans/motor homes due to tight access.

Car parking in the town.

There are no parking concessions in any of the town car parks for Festival ticket holders, traders or stallholders. We advise you to use public transport or the Festival Bus wherever possible, thereby reducing the environmental impact and improving safety.

Bedford Lawn car park: Opposite Bedford Hotel. Pay as you enter.

The Ham East, Ham West and Roxburgh short stay car parks (EDDC): Charging 8am to 6pm daily. 3 hours max stay, no return within 1 hour.

Manor Road car park (EDDC): Western end of Manor Road. Charging 24 hours daily. 24 hours max

stay: no return within 1 hour.

Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis & Croquet Clubs and Sidmouth Rugby Club: Each club operates a car park during FolkWeek. Follow the signs on the B3176 (Station Road) before reaching the Esplanade.

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