You are invited to come mid-afternoon after 15.30. You may find this supportive of your practice since you have time to rest and settle in - and there is always a cup of tea!

The clearest way to see where we are is to go onto Google maps and type in Satipanya Buddhist Retreat.
You can see us on Street View!

Public Transport:

Excellent site for travel details:

For Shropshire public transport: 0870 608 2608 (0700 - 2230 daily)

Train and Bus to Satipanya:

Best to take a train to Shrewsbury (often quicker via Wolverhampton unless direct).
Coaches also, but takes much longer from wherever you come.

For onward bus (no train) go down the road opposite the train station, a ten minute walk.
The bus station is ahead of you on the left.
Bus 553 weekdays Stand P.(Please confirm when you get there.)

Timetable: please note Saturday Bus times have changed. You are welcome to catch the 14.45 and arrive at 15.30.

There is no longer a 16.25 bus on Saturdays. The next bus is at 17.40 which doesn't arrive till 18.30. Very little time to eat and settle in for we start at 19.45 at the latest.

So please aim to get the 14.45 bus.  Have a cup of tea, settle in, go for a short walk. All good preparation for the evening sit.

For timetable: Minsterley Motors Bus nos: 552/553

For further info:  552-553-Bishops-Castle-Shrewsbury-2019

Request stop at Apple Tree Junction. Country road sign posted 'Hyssington Old Church Stoke'(NB Not the White Grit sign you will have passed.)
Follow the country road round.It is about a 7 minute walk. First property on the left.

All Sunday and public holiday buses in Shropshire have been stopped as part of the cut-backs.
Not to worry. There will either be a meditator with a car, or a shared taxi or we shall take you to the station on time.

It is therefore important you do not book a journey before 11.00.
If you would prefer to leave on Monday morning, that may also be possible.


    • Key in 'Satipanya Buddhist Retreat' on Google maps.

Bhante's Map for pin-point accuracy! It shows the road signs. Click to view large version:


For SatNav and such devices, again for pin-point accuracy, these are your co-ordinates:

You can input : N52.56289 and W3.00211
That is Latitude = 52.56289, Longitude = -3.00211

From Shrewsbury A5 roundabout take the A488 Bishops Castle road via Pontesbury and Minsterley and continue on this road up the Hope Valley for about 16 miles towards White Grit.

DO NOT take the turning right signposted White Grit, but proceed for approximately one mile and then turn right at the Apple Tree Junction onto Fishpool Lane, signposted 'Hyssington and Old Churchstoke'. Sixteen miles approx. in all from the Shrewsbury turn off.

Satipanya is the first property on the left hand side of the lane about one quarter of a mile on.

From South Wales, join the A488 and drive through Bishop's Castle.

Don't take the first sign to 'Hyssington and Churchstoke'!

But about five miles up from Bishops Castle, turn left at 'Apple Tree Junction', signposted'Hyssington and Old Churchstoke', into Fishpool Lane.

Satipanya is the first property on the left hand side of the lane about one quarter of a mile on.

Coming from abroad:

The closest airport is Birmingham International Airport, from where you can get a train to Shrewsbury(see above). Similarly from Manchester Airport to Manchester Picadilly Station and then onto Shrewsbury.

Seafarers from Ireland can take the ferry to Holyhead. There is a direct train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury.

If you come by Eurostar/boat from the continent, you can make your way from London via trains or coaches.

Best time to arrive:

For all courses or stays, please arrive as close as possible to 17.00hrs.