|Directions to Foster Road allotments|
|The site is between Foster Road and Shelford Road in Trumpington, Cambridge,
The most convenient stop is Cambridge. Expect to pay about £8-10 for a taxi ride from there, or get the bus, or bring your bicycle. Trumpington is about 2Km from Cambridge station. There is another rail stop at the nearby village of Shelford also about 2Km away.
Buses on Busway route A stop at Foster Road, at the north end of the allotment site. At the time of writing buses do not run on Sundays - check thebusway.info.
Also there is a good cycleway alongside the Busway.
Take care to disembark at the Foster Road stop - look for the sheltered waiting areas on either side of the busway. If you are unfamiliar with the route, ask the bus driver to let you off at Foster Road. And ring the stopping bell after passing Addenbrooke's. Otherwise the bus might not stop at Foster Road and you will end up at the Park and Ride stop, much further away.
Head south-west along the footpath from the Foster Road stop. You'll see our chicken allotments on your right and Trumpington Community Orchard on your left as you approach the vegetable allotments. Events are in the orchard or at the allotments Trading Hut, which is 300 metres further south-west. Just follow the footpath with the vegetable allotments on your left. You'll see our community polytunnel as you near the Trading Hut.
If travelling from outside Cambridge, leave the M11 at junction 11 and head north on the A1309 (Hauxton Road) towards Cambridge. Pass the Park & Ride site and get in the left lane. Pass Waitrose supermarket on your left. Go straight on at the traffic lights where there is a junction with the A1301 (Shelford Road). After 150 metres take the first turning on the right (Anstey Way) opposite the Shell garage.
If travelling from Cambridge, head for Trumpington by taking Trumpington Road south out of town or by heading west along Long Road. Going south down Trumpington High Street you will pass the 'Wok n Grill' restaurant (was the Coach & Horses pub) on your right, Hudson's Ale House (was the Tally Ho pub) on your left and local shops on your left. Take the next turning on the left (Anstey Way) opposite the Shell garage.
At the end of Anstey Way, turn right onto Foster Road and continue for 400 metres. The site entrance is via the track between 80 and 82 Foster Road.
By arrangement, we can remove the bollard which usually blocks vehicular access. Otherwise park on Foster Road.
Open Day visitors arriving by car: please park on Foster Road unless you really need to park on site. If you do need to park on site, let us know in advance, please.
Walk or Bicycle
There is a good cycle path from Addenbrookes hospital along the Busway (approx. 1Km).
There is a good cycle path from Shelford Road. Look for the public footpath sign just north of the old railway bridge.
The Busway has a good cycleway alongside. From Cambridge rail station, head south. Pass Addenbrookes and the Clay Farm development on your left. (The developers call it "Great Kneighton" but locals don't as it is part of Trumpington.) Take care to leave the main cycleway at the Foster Road stop - look out for the sheltered waiting areas on either side of the busway, and footpath upwards on the right leading to Foster Road. Head south-west along the footpath, past the chicken allotments and orchard, as described under "The Busway" above.
Note:There's a sign near the Foster Road stop labelled "Trumpington 1/2". If you find yourself in the old railway cutting heading towards a bridge, you've passed the Foster Road exit.
If you are hopelessly lost
Call us - the best number to try is 07961 374654