Carymoor Environmental Trust

Open Day further information


How do I get to Carymoor?


Unfortunately we are a little off the beaten track, out on the former landfill site at Dimmer Lane.  There is a footpath from Castle Cary which would take about 45 minutes to walk.  If at all possible we would ask people to try to car share to reduce pollution and reduce the cars parked on the site, you may also wish to cycle to us.   


Our postcode is BA7 7NR.  As you approach the recycling centre on Dimmer Lane there will be traffic lights directly ahead.  The gate may also be closed but we will have staff on hand to let you in.  Please approach slowly when the lights are green and show your tickets to our volunteers.  We will direct you where to go next.  Please note there is a 10mph speed limit everywhere on the site.  Please do go slowly when approaching the centre as there will be people walking on the road and cars parked on one side.


Watch our short Welcome to Carymoor slideshow which shows how to access the site as well as more information about us. 


Do I need to print my ticket?

No.  Please don't print your ticket to save paper.  We will have a list of tickets purchased on the gate and will check you off as you arrive.


Why do I have to pay to attend your Open Day?


We are a charitable trust with limited income and charging for tickets helps us to cover our costs.  The money will be used to fund the family activities, such as education resources, and to cover our overhead costs for the day.


Can I bring a picnic?


Yes, absolutely, there are many lovely areas to picnic and we have a few benches around as well.  Please only picnic on the areas marked in blue on the map and not on the landfill site.  You are welcome to bring rugs and chairs and stay as long as you like.


Can I come if I have limited mobility or use a wheelchair?


Yes, our main building and Strawbale house are fully accesible via ramps and we have a disabled toilet.  A lot of the site is accessible with a motorised wheelchair and we can arrange parking nearer the centre if required.  Most of the site is level, although it can be undulating and rough under foot. There are no steps that cannot be avoided.


What do I need to bring?


Please wear clothing suitable for the weather, bring hats and suncream or a raincoat if needed.  Please bring cash if you would like refreshments from the cafe or make any purchases on the day. We hope to have a card reader working on the day as well.  We would be extremely grateful if you were able to donate anything you had spare if you enjoyed your day with us.   


Please bring a resuable cup if you would like to take your drinks outside with you.   We are happy to provide refills of water at any time.


What time should I arrive?


We expect it to be busy with arrivals at 10am so if you can arrive later in the morning you may have less of a queue and be able to park nearer the centre.  Our family activities and demonstrations will be running all day but if you have booked a site tour or walk please arrive in plenty of time.


How do I find out what is going on and where?


See our event leaflet for a map of the site and useful information.






We're always on the look out for people with time to spare!

Whether that's the odd hour, a regular day or even a longer work experience placement, your time is very valuable to us. Our growing team of volunteers makes a vital contribution both at the centre and at events across the county.

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