Hauser and Wirth Somerset’s international art centre and gallery is at Durslade Farm, 10-
Do you live at the east end of Bruton, Bruelands, Brue Avenue, Burrowfield, Eastfield or Cuckoo Hill? You probably know the short cut for walking to the station by Darkey Lane, not too bad in dry weather but most of the time pretty muddy! Coming to the station this way you must go into the station at the finger sign by the steel gate, and not go on through to the car park by the strictly private drive! If you are leaving the station, go to the far end of Platform 1, the opposite end from the car park; turn left at the end of the platform and you’ll see the steel gate ahead of you, then turn right and go on down the hill, over the bridge and up the grassy lane, called Darkey Lane, to the Brewham road. Most of the town is now on your left, but for Brue Avenue, Eastfield and Cuckoo Hill cross the road and go into Brue Close and on up the hill.
Today’s weather at Bruton (and 5-
* beside Bruton Surgery ** at the Flood Mitigation dam site a mile upstream from the town
For Castle Cary click on the town’s website. Amongst much other information it has a fine map of the town, showing the path from the station to the town. The Heart of Wessex Line Guide (on line version) has more too. For a satellite view of the town click here.
For Gillingham click on the town council’s website. There is not a general website for the town at present, which is a pity. You may wonder why we have to say Gillingham (Dorset). This is to distinguish it from Gillingham in Kent; that town’s name name is pronounced with a soft G and sounds like Jillingham. Booking a ticket to our Gillingham, be careful to say Gillingham (Dorset) to avoid BIG misunderstandings, as the other one is about 150 miles away! For a satellite view of the town click here.
About the three towns