Driving

Lots of us enjoy horse riding. Please ensure you take care when quietly passing horses and their riders.

Our glorious woodlands are home to large herds of wild deer – not one of whom has read the highway code. If one runs in front of you (which they often do) watch out for the others who often follow! Frenchmoor Racing are good at car body repairs…

By Train

Always check to see if there are engineering works that might affect your journey, especially at weekends.

South West Trains run to:

  • Grateley 9.8 miles(main line between London Waterloo via Basingstoke, Salisbury and Exeter).
  • Dean (Wilts) station is much closer (2 miles) with an hourly weekday service between Salisbury and Southampton via Romsey.
  • Winchester station is 17½ miles and is on the main line between London and Southampton & Bournemouth.

Please note that it there is no local taxi service from Dean station so if coming by train, you will need to arrange a lift from the station!

By Bus

Route 37 runs between Salisbury and Lockerley via The Grimsteads and The Deans. There are six buses each weekday and five on Saturdays but please note that the last bus from Salisbury on a Saturday is at 4.05pm!

The journey to and from Salisbury takes about an hour.

Dial-a-Ride Service to Romsey

From August 2013, there is a monthly dial-a-ride service to Romsey. Call 01264 356808 to book.

This minibus service run by Test Valley Community Transport has been introduced to serve the villages of East & West Tytherley, East & West Dean, and Lockerley.  Anyone who is over 60, or disabled, or lives more than 400 yards from a bus stop, can use the service.

At the moment they are running a service once a week on a Wednesday morning, to pick up people from a point near their home, to go to Romsey.  You will have just over an hour in Romsey, and then the minibus will bring you back home by lunchtime.

If you have a Concessionary Farepass, the cost of the journey will be £2.  If you do not have a Concessionary Farepass, the cost is £4.

Anyone with limited mobility can be accommodated on the minibus, which has a passenger lift.

You need to book your place on the minibus each time you want to take advantage of the service.  To do this you must ring 01264 356808.  If necessary, leave a message on the answerphone, which is checked regularly.

The Good Old Days: Budden’s Bus!

Follow this link to read about West Tytherley’s own Bus Company! West Tytherley to West Dean for 3d!