Vajraloka is situated in North Wales, close to the town of Corwen on the A5.
If you seek a lift, or are able to offer one to fellow retreatants, please visit our liftshare page.
If you plan to come by public transport, you may find Traveline helpful, in planning your journey.
Arriving by train:
It is often possible to reduce costs by buying separate tickets for different legs of the journey. For example, if coming from London it may work out cheaper to buy in advance a return to birmingham (or say Crewe) and a return Birmingham (or Crewe) to Wrexham General ticket.
If travelling by train, please get off at Wrexham General. You will then need to take a bus to Corwen. From Wrexham General station, walk towards the town centre; King Street Bus Station is about ten minutes’ walk.
We can be there to meet you from the bus at the Corwen bus station after 4pm (usually the T3 gets in between 4:10 and 4:30). Take the bus that leaves Wrexham after 3pm (3:15 currently). The precise times can vary so check here: http://www.trawscymru.info/t3/ for the latest. Please let us know when you book if you wish to be collected from the bus. Also, if your plans change and you will be arriving by some other method – please let us know. Call us on 07421 385922 if you run into any trouble on your travels. This is also the emergency number to give people if they want to contact you during the retreat and you want to have your phone off (which we highly recommend)!
From Corwen, we are a 15 minute taxi ride away. This normally costs around £10. If possible book your taxi in advance as they can be difficult to get hold of at short notice. Best to search online, as taxi companies come and go in the area.
Make for Corwen, which lies on the A5. Leaving Corwen heading west on the A5, go straight on at the traffic lights (about 1 mile west of Corwen). Shortly after, almost opposite the new Rhug Organic Farmshop on your left, take the next right signed to Betws Gwerfil Goch. (N.B. If you are driving south along the A494, you will meet the A5 at the aforementioned traffic lights, where you turn right.) Take the second road on the left (exactly 0.4 miles from the A5 ) and continue for another two miles on the narrow farm road. Vajraloka is at the very end of this road (where the tarmac ends!).
For a map of the area click here