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Getting to the UK PieFest

Directions to the UK PieFest venue


The location of the festival is off Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY.

Scalford Road is to the East of the Cattle Market off Norman Way A607.

BY CAR

(see further down for Taxis, Train Travel and access to the fair from the Station)

Parking

There is a lot of free parking on the Cattle Market site above the fair (entrance by Scalford Road). Note: The small Car Park on the Scalford Road immediately above the Cattle Market is pay and display (70p an hour) on Saturday only. Go to the next Entrance North to enter the free Cattle Market car park. The Sainsbury's Car Park on the Nottingham Road is free. There is a car park off the Scalford Road at the Coop Site and on the same side as the Cattle Market, both are pay and display. There are other public car parks in the town, most are pay and display (70p an hour) on Saturday but free on Sunday.

Disabled Parking. Parking for Blue Badge holders only is at the bottom of the Cattle Market Car Park.


From M1 South

Leave at junction at Junction 21A signposted A46 Newark. Follow the A46 all the way to the main roundabout (Hobby Horse Roundabout) with the A607 where you take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray. After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607. Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left. Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From M1 North

Leave at junction 24 Signposted Loughborough A6. Follow A6 for two miles. After dual carriage way turn left onto A6006 sign posted Melton Mowbray. Continue for 15 miles until you reach the first main junction in Melton Mowbray. Go straight over direction A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From A1 North and from Grantham

Leave A1 at second exit for Grantham signposted A607 Melton Mowbray. Follow A607 to Melton Mowbray. At main junction turn right direction Nottingham A606. At fourth set of traffic lights turn right onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From A1 South and from Oakham

Leave A1 at exit for A606 Stamford/Oakham . Turn left onto A606 direction Oakham. Follow A606 using the Oakham Bypass all the way to Melton Mowbray. Follow one way system round Melton Mowbray direction A607 to Grantham. After the church on left road bends left and comes to a T Junction. Turn right here direction Grantham. At next main junction turn right direction A607 to Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From Leicester

Head for the A46 the Leicester Western Bypass. At the roundabout with the A607 (Hobby Horse Roundabout) take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray. After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607. Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left. Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From Nottingham

Head for the A52 Clifton Boulevard, the Southern ring road around Nottingham. Leave the A52 at the roundabout which exits onto the A606 for Melton Mowbray. Continue all the way into Melton Mowbray. Continue after the Tesco Express/BP petrol station on the left until opposite Sainsbury’s and enter the Cattle Market via Gate 7. Continue into the upper car park.

From Loughborough

Take the A60 North out of Loughborough direction Nottingham and continue until the village of Cotes, turn right onto the B676. Follow the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray. The road goes under the A46 and at next main (Shoby) Crossroads turn right onto the A6006 and follow the road into Melton Mowbray. Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7. Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.

From A50/Kegworth

Take A6 direction Loughborough. Before Hathern turn left onto the A6006 signposted Melton Mowbray. Continue straight following the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray. Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7. Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.

Disabled Parking

Parking for Blue Badge holders only is at the bottom of the Cattle Market Car Park. There are toilet facilities for disabled visitors on site.

Coaches

Coaches should enter the site via Gate 4 which has been designated for Coaches, but you must phone us in advance to let us know what time you will be arriving.

See Map

BY TRAIN

Melton Mowbray Railway Station is served by the Cross Country Service which goes from Birmingham through Leicester to Melton Mowbray and then on to Peterborough and finally to Stamford. London visitors mainly travel using East Midlands Trains to Leicester and then change for Melton at Leicester using the Cross Country Service.

From the train station in Melton Mowbray it's about a 15 minute (10m if you're fit) walk through the town to the Cheese Fair. Go out of the station and continue along the road (Station Approach) until you join the main road (Burton Street). The Harboro Hotel will opposite you and the bridge over the railway will be to your right.

Turn left, go past St Mary's Church (well worth a visit) and at the junction turn left again. Cross over the road at the pedestrian lights and then cross the market place onto High Street. Go to the far corner on the left into Nottingham Street and head North. As you go up Nottingham Street, Wilkinsons should be on the left and the black and white fronted Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe should be on your right.Continue up Nottingham Street until you meet the main road (Norman Way). Cross the road into Nottingham Street. The entrance to the Cattle Market is the third gate on the left (Gate 3).


Taxis

Elaines Taxis 01664 556565
Manor Taxis 01664 565533
Deans Taxis 01664 480900
A2B 01664 560714
ABM 01664 569977
Handy Cars 01664 563618
Mowbray Taxis 01664 483101