Visiting by Public Transport

Best railway station is Frome from which it is about 14 mins walk to Market Place where you can catch a 161 First bus to Shepton Mallet/Wells, and 16 mins walk by road to Black Swan Arts Centre or Frome Museum.

A more picturesque walk through Willow Vale meadows and along the river Frome will bring you to the Museum in about 20 mins. Turn right out of the station entrance and left just after the railway bridge. The path is well signposted but may be a bit muddy in places in wet weather.

Train times

Bus timetables and maps

Frome Minibuses service 162 – a very much reduced service, with only 1 bus (662) each way on Saturdays, compared with the discontinued 161 but on much the same route.

Frome (for BSA and Frome Museum)
Chantry (for Westdown/Asham)
Leigh-on-Mendip (for Halecombe)
Stoke St Michael (for SESC and Fairy Cave Quarry)
Shepton Mallet

Hatch Green Coaches Service 776 (no Sunday service)

Shepton Mallet
Stoke St Michael (for SESC and Fairy Cave Quarry)
Midsomer Norton

To Fairy Cave Quarry
From Oakhill walk 1 mile east on the lane to Stoke St Michael, turn left at the crossroads, the quarry is 0.5 mile down the hill on the right.
There are footpaths from Nettlebridge through Harridge woods that will bring you out on Limekiln Lane just down hill from the quarry entrance.
From Stoke St Michael walk 1 mile west on the lane to Oakhill, turn right at the crossroads, the quarry is 0.5 mile down the hill on the right.

To Somerset Earth Science Centre
SESC is at Moons Hill Quarry (Wainwright) about 20mins walk south of Stoke St Michael on the road to Cranmore. Service 162 stops near the quarry opposite Vale View.

To Halecombe Quarry
From Leigh on Mendip take the lane that leads to Vobster. On the right just on the first bend a footpath leads across one field to join the peripheral quarry path.

To Westdown/Asham
From Chantry (Bell View) walk west along the road and take the left fork, follow the lane as it bends sharply round to the left. After about 0.5 mile (10mins walk) you will come to a T-junction with the quarry entrance in front of you. Take care crossing, this is a busy road with fast moving traffic including quarry lorries.

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