Please no dogs as we are growing food at ground level and children play on the site. On some occasions (during paid events) a charge may be made for entering the site.
Whistlewood Common is situated on Melbourne Common between Melbourne and Ticknall. The postcode for finding it is DE73 8DH. This is not a postal address. You can find us almost opposite the Dovesite Business Park – look for the gates. If you walk down the track, the entrance to Whistlewood is half way down on the right. Alternatively if you are walking from Melbourne you can walk down Riding Bank (at the top of Robinson’s Hill, near Melbourne Sports Park/Rec), continue down Riding Bank to the bottom of Stafford’s Wood and then turn left back up to Whistlewood’s gate (see map below). Please do not walk via the building or pear orchard in Stafford’s Wood out of respect for the privacy of our neighbours.
PARKING: We have on-field parking for events and workshops, but that is weather dependent. Public access to the site does not include access to parking.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Number 2 bus service operates between Derby and Swadlincote. You can plan your route using this website. http://redplanet.travel/#|Melbourne,%20Derby,%20Derbyshire%20DE73,%20UK
The nearest train station is: Derby
The nearest airport is East Midlands – please don’t arrive by plane. We are an awesome project, but your carbon footprint can never be justified to fly to us!