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Sat Nav: we share our postcode with other locations, so we don't recommend you put our postcode into your sat nav. But you may find these co-ordinates helpful: 50° 26.802'N 3° 51.710'W

By train: from London Paddington to Totnes station, then an 8 mile taxi journey. We can try to arrange car sharing for retreats, and there's a bus service to South Brent.

By car: driving south after Exeter, leave the A38 at Marley Head, (north-east of South Brent,) wriggle north-westwards around lanes following signs to Avon Dam. Arrive at Shipley Bridge public carpark, beside river Avon. At Shipley Bridge, cross the River Avon, follow the lane turning around to the left, southwards over a cattle grid. After 2 minutes down the lane, go past one farm on your right, down a little hill, over a little bridge and look out for ‘Bala Brook’ sign on your right beside a timber gateway. This is the second habitation on your right after leaving Shipley bridge.

Approaching on the A385 from Totnes, cross the A38 at Marley Head and follow as above.

Approaching from the south (from Plymouth) turn off the A38 for South Brent. Avoid going through the village by taking a left turn soon after leaving the A38: signs for Brent Mill Business park and Aish. Use our map to navigate the lanes: go under the railway and round to the right to a T junction. Turn left towards Aish and then nearly 2 miles towards Shipley Bridge. After a 'weak bridge' look out for Bala Brook on your left in a dip just before the little Bala bridge. If you arrive at Shipley Bridge, you have gone 2 minutes too far.

Please do not enter any unsigned properties: Bala Brook is clearly signed.