Hill Farm in Steventon, Abingdon, is the venue for annual Truck Festival.
This mixed farm of about 800 acres produces beef and arable crops. Beef cattle breeds include Aberdeen Angus, Belgian Blue and Hereford, and arable crops include wheat, barley, maize and grass.
Under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, beetle banks have been developed, new hedgerows planted, and permissive paths created.
The farm has lovely views of the Thames valley, Oxford and surrounding villages from the high ground with the meandering Ginge brook to the lower.
The farm is owned by Alan Binning and run with his son Richard.
There are several ways you can get to Hill Farm.
For those of you with a handy sat-nav (who doesn’t have one these days!) or a good old-fashioned map, getting there couldn’t be easier. If you’re travelling from the South on the A34, please use the Chilton Interchange. For those travelling from the North or from Didcot, please use the Milton Interchange.
You can travel to Hill Farm via several different Public transport routes.
Oxford Bus Company runs a network of bus services to Steventon with a £10 Unlimited Travel offer over the Truck Festival weekend on all X2/NX2, ST1, and X36 services, as well as a special shuttle services that will be running to and from Didcot Parkway.
The connector NX2 and connector X2 bus links Oxford Rail Station, Oxford City Centre, Abingdon, Didcot to Steventon High Street every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays. Timetable available here use bus stop ‘The Green’.
The X36 bus links Wantage, Grove, and Didcot to Steventon High Street every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday. Timetable available here use bus stop ‘The Green’.
The ST1 operates a fast link between Oxford and Milton Heights, near the festival site, every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays. Timetable available here use bus stop Milton Heights Turn.
Both the X2 and X36 buses are often busy, and Hill Farm is a 20-minute walk from the High Street.
You can also contact the Thames Travel customer service team on 01865 785400 for further information.
By shuttle bus
During the Truck Festival, Thames Travel will run a Shuttle Bus service to and from Didcot Parkway on Thursday 21, Friday 22, and Monday 25 July.
Adult Single – £3.50
Adult Period Return – £5.00
With the Period Return, there’s no need to try and keep a ticket safe all weekend. Simply tap on using the same card on both journeys, and your fare will be capped at £5.00.
If you have access requirements for the shuttle bus, please contact the access team at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call on 01865 785400.
Didcot Parkway Station is on the Great Western Railway line, and you can go direct from Reading, London, Bristol and South Wales. There are then connecting buses or taxis direct to the site.
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