Directions to The Shed in Ryedale, North Yorkshire:

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IMPORTANT: The Shed is a movable feast, sometimes gigs are in Brawby, sometimes in Hovingham. Please check this website or your ticket confirmation to make sure you know where you are going!

Hovingham postcode is YO62 4LF
Brawby postcode is YO17 6PY

David Thomas’ directions to The Shed.

David Thomas

“Brawby is a bend in the road.
Drive north of York.
Follow any road narrower
than your vehicle’s wheelbase.
Arrive at the Middle of Nowhere
and look around.
You can’t miss it.

Think of all the desperate,
lost journeys thru the night,
fans trying to find the place:
showtime approaching and passing inexorably,
magnificently LOST.

How rare, how privileged to find yourself
actually HERE.
The venue is the village hall.
The village hall is the size
of a garden shed with pretentions.

Outside is coal fire smoke in the pitch black night, and,
at the center of Great Nowhereness,
unearthly quiet.
Inside is a Unique Event waiting to happen.

I’d like to make the following points:

1. Fish & chips can only be found north of the Humber.
2. The Shed is the best venue in England.”

Simon’s directions to Hovingham

from Hull, Filey, Bridlington, Beverley, Driffield or Pocklington:

Head for Malton and take the B1257 towards Helmsley. Hovingham is approx. 8 miles from Malton. The village hall is directly next door to the Malt Shovel pub on the right hand side of the main street.

from Manchester, Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield, Wetherby or York:

Take the A64 towards Malton and Scarborough. Turn off at the sign for Castle Howard. Carry on past Castle Howard (ignoring ALL the minor crossroads) until you drop down to the edge of the village of Slingsby. Turn left here towards Helmsley (B1257). After 2 miles you will arrive in Hovingham. The village hall is directly next door to the Malt Shovel pub on the right hand side of the main street.

from Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Sandsend, Saltburn:

Head for Pickering, take the A170 towards Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. Approximately 1 mile after Kirkbymoorside, turn left towards Nunnington. Continue through Nunnington and then turn left towards Malton on B1257. Hovingham is approximately 1 mile. The village hall is directly next door to the Malt Shovel pub on the left hand side of the main street.

from Darlington, Ripon, Thirsk or Northallerton:

Head for Helmsley, take the B1257 towards Malton. Hovingham is approx 6 miles from Helmsley. The village hall is directly next door to the Malt Shovel pub on the left hand side of the main street.

PARKING: In Hovingham, you will normally see a steward in a BRIGHT YELLOW JACKET who will direct you. The village hall car park will be FULL. PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK OR PARK ON A BEND. Thank you.

BRAWBY has no car park. PLEASE PARK CAREFULLY. AVOID BLOCKING HOUSE ENTRANCES OR DRIVEWAYS. PLEASE PARK LOGICALLY BEHIND THE LINE OF CARS – NOT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD!

Approximate drive times to Hovingham

from NEWCASTLE 90 minutes
from SHEFFIELD 90 minutes
from LEEDS 60 minutes
from HULL 60 minutes
from WHITBY 45 minutes
from BEVERLEY 45 minutes
from SCARBOROUGH 45 minutes
from YORK 30 minutes
from THIRSK 20 minutes
from PICKERING 20 minutes
from MALTON 12 minutes
from HELMSLEY 10 minutes
from KIRKBYMOORSIDE 15 minutes

Taxis:

Malton
Ryedale Taxis – 01653 600030 or 600026
Dale Taxis – 01653 698877
Station Taxis (Norton) Ltd – 01653 696969
(Brawby is approx. 15 minutes by taxi from Malton)

Helmsley
Mikes Dial a Ride – 01439 770981
Pick me up Taxis – 07813 686930
David Teasdale – 07760160244
5 Star Travel – 01439 770923

Pickering
Phil Holidays – 01751 476060
Applebys – 01751 474430
A2B – 01751 472285

WHY NOT MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT?

We’ve compiled a list of Hotels and Bed and Breakfast establishments here or you can contact Ryedale’s Tourist Information Centres who will help you book accommodation in and around Ryedale.

Ryedale Tourist Information Centres:

Malton Tourist Information Centre: +44 (0) 1653 600048
Pickering Tourist Information Centre: +44 (0) 1751 473791
Helmlsley Tourist Information Centre: +44 (0) 1439 770173