Directions by Car
The villages of Appleton and Eaton lie 1 mile and 1.5 miles respectively from the A420 Oxford to Swindon road, which joins the A34 just west of Oxford.
The A34 links Oxford to the Midlands via the M40; to London via either the M40 or the M4; to Bath and Bristol via the M4; or on the A34 itself to Southampton and Bournemouth on the south cost, so getting to us is easy!
Directions from A420 Oxford – Swindon
Directions by Bus
Though rather limited, Appleton and Eaton are on bus routes between Oxford, Faringdon and Swindon.
Oxford itself has good bus and rail connections to other parts of the country.
There are currently 2 bus routes which pass through the villages:
Local Bus Stops
For Long Meadow, there is a stone bus shelter at the top of Eaton village, opposite the allotments on the main road to Appleton. It is a walk of approximately 1 mile from here, through Eaton Village and on down the lane to the Long Meadow campsite.
Other Bus Routes
Directions by train
The closest train station to Eaton is Oxford. (approximately 6 miles)
From the railway station, if you’re planning on coming by taxi, be sure to ask for ‘Eaton, a small hamlet between Cumnor and Appleton’. Tell then taxi driver the turn off for Eaton is approximately 1 mile after leaving Cumnor on the Appleton Road. Carry on through Eaton village, past the 8 Bells Pub, and down the single track road for about a mile. The entrance gate to Long Meadow is just past the large house on the left, also called Long Meadow.
If friends are going to pick you up you could help them avoid the Oxford traffic by catching a bus as far as Botley (4 Abingdon, 4a Cumnor, 4b Elms Rise, 4c Dean Court, S1 Witney, X30 Wantage), Cumnor (4 Abingdon, 4a Cumnor, X30 Wantage, S66 Swindon), or Oaksmere (for Appleton) on A420 (S66)
All these buses leave from Frideswide Square, just outside the railway station, opposite the Said Business School.