Directions

We are based at the Wallingford site of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology on Benson Lane.

Road

From London journey time is 60 to 90 minutes depending on the time of day. We are 20 to 30 minutes from the following motorway junctions: M4 J8/9, M4 J12 & M40 J6 (from London and the south-east); M4 J13 (from the west/south-west), and M40 J8 (from the midlands/north).

Rail

The nearest mainline station is Didcot Parkway (6 miles), with local stations at Cholsey (4 miles), and Goring and Streatley (5 miles). Frequent express trains run from London (Paddington) to Didcot Parkway via Reading, with an approximate journey time of 42 minutes (25 minutes to Reading). Taxis are available outside Didcot Parkway (but not the smaller stations).

Bus

A daily express service (X39/X40) runs from Oxford to Wallingford via Crowmarsh Gifford (closest bus stop is just outside Jewson’s). It departs from St Aldates stop, H5, near Christ Church. Journey time is approximately 25 minutes from Oxford to Crowmarsh. The express service (X39/X40) from Reading station to Crowmarsh church, via Wallingford, takes approximately 40 minutes.