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The Green Scythe Fair is held at: Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset TA10 0DW

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We would encourage you to
WALK | CYCLE | CAR SHARE

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At the Green Scythe Fair, we’ve always tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can. Our music marquee is powered by solar panels, our toilets are compost loos, we provide recycling bins, use wood-fired rocket stoves to heat our water, and we have a strict ethical policy for our stallholders.

Recently we’ve tried to take things further by using a combination of horses and an electric van to set up. We have also started charging a fee for motor vehicles in an attempt to encourage car sharing or alternative modes of transport.

The number of cars driving to the fair remains our largest environmental impact, so we are always looking for alternatives. Over the years we have tried encouraging cyclists with cheap entry, free tea and cakes, free bike MOT and free prize draw tickets. We do get a lot of cyclists, but for many people cycling is not an option.
The fair is on a Sunday and there is minimal public transport in the area. Several years ago we hired a double decker bus which went around local towns and villages to pick people up and return them home again, but it was hardly used. We also arranged with South Somerset Links to take bookings to bring people in a minibus from Langport but no one booked.

Once again, we are now looking into providing a public transport option:
- What would persuade you to take public transport?
- Where would you want to be collected from?
- What other ideas do you have about transport to the fair?
- Would you consider car share - either offering or requesting it?

Contact: 
transport@greenfair.org.uk
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WALK
River Parrett and its Trail crosses the road a couple of hundred yards south of Thorney Lakes making it a brilliant walk either south from Langport or north from Kingsbury Episcopi. Curry Rival is 5 miles away to the West and the route is mostly via footpaths while Long Load to the East is only 3 miles distant but the way is mostly by road albeit minor.

See descriptions of the walking routes in the link below.

CYCLE
Come to the Fair by bike, reduce your carbon footprint, and enjoy a free bike MOT (first come first serve as space are limited).

Need help planning your cycle route?
opencyclemap.org – shows cycle routes and contours
maps.google.co.uk – Google's routefinder has a cycling option
sustrans.org.uk – National Cycle Network map

CAR SHARE
If it’s not possible to walk or cycle to the Fair, then try car sharing and share the costs between you. Car sharing is a growing, grassroots movement.

Our wonderful volunteer, Karen, has agreed to help coordinate any car sharing, so do please get in touch with her if you want to find out more or are interested in either offering a lift or requesting one: transport@greenfair.org.uk

Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with car sharing and other conversations: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177286732394629/

Find out how you can car share at:
http://www.freewheelers.com/Green_Scythe_Fair
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