Visitor Access and Parking...
when and where to
Tuesday 11th September, Widecombe Village Green and Fair Field. 9.00am ‘til late.
The beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies between green fields and high, rocky moorland hills in a sheltered valley on the East side of Dartmoor. Widecombe Fair takes place on the second Tuesday of September each year and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Visitor Traffic and Parking 2017
If you’ve been to the Fair before, you’ll know that the village is closed to non-emergency traffic from 9am ‘til 5pm throughout the day, and access to car parks operates on a one-way system between these times-this is to keep congestion to a minimum and allow pedestrians to proceed in safety in the village during the day.
Entrance to the village and Fair Field is free; parking in a variety of different places costs £20 per car (£5 for motorcycles) to use the Disabled car park or the Main car parks at Holwell, Southcombe Hill and Dockwell, and £30 per coach for use of the Coach Park in the Village. A Park and Ride service is provided from the main car parks into the village (see map).
Designated Disabled Car Parking is adjacent to the Fair Field at Great Close. Watch for the Disabled (Blue + Wheelchair) Symbol on the Traffic Signs which will direct you to Great Close.
For those arriving at the Park and Ride by other means, there is a charge of £5 per person for use of the Park and Ride service.
This year we have extended the road closure up Widecombe Hill so that only coaches paying for use of the coach park will be allowed access via this route.
Mobility Aids at the Fair
Newton Abbot Community Transport will be at the Fair to provide a limited number of mobility aids for hire.
Please contact (01626) 335775 for further details. Advance booking is advised.
They will be situated at the entrance to the Fair Field from the adjacent disabled car park at Great Close.
Car parks and one-way system
On Fair Day traffic in and around Widecombe operates according to a marshalled one-way flow system, with attendants at various key points directing incoming and outgoing vehicles. The one-way system operates from 9am until 5pm. See the map opposite for details.