Yeotown Travel Information
TRAVEL FROM LONDON TO YEOTOWN ON WEDNESDAY:
09.04* Depart London Paddington Station
10.59 Arrive Tiverton Parkway Station (Plymouth Train)
*train times are subject to change by a few minutes, please book a train that arrives into Tiverton Parkway by 11:10 on Wednesday and departs after 15:20 on Sunday. Please note that all train times are subject to change based on the activities of the rail network. We are not responsible for these changes to the schedule.
You will be picked up at Tiverton Parkway Station and driven to Yeotown arriving at approximately 12.00. If you have any problems finding the designated car please call our driver, Rob, on 07812 104034. If you cannot reach Rob, call us at Yeotown on 01271 343803 or 01271 328 581.
Please also be aware that if for any unforeseen circumstances you do not get off the train at Tiverton Parkway you should go onto the next station Exeter and get off the train there. You will only have a short amount of time (5 minutes) to locate the correct platform and then board the 11.27 train to Barnstaple. You will need to let us know in this instance so that we can then arrange for a taxi to collect you from Barnstaple train station and bring you the short 10-minute ride up to Yeotown.
TRAVEL FROM YEOTOWN TO LONDON ON SUNDAY:
14.20 You will be picked up at Yeotown and taken to Tiverton Parkway station
15:30* Depart Tiverton Parkway Station 17:23 Arrive London Paddington Station
If you are flying into the UK for the programme or are staying in London before coming to Yeotown we recommend our partner hotel, Inhabit in Paddington, where we can organise a preferred rate for our Yeotown guests. The new Yeotown at Inhabit provides healthy food, smoothies, and juices and as a Yeotown customer, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all food and drinks in the Yeotown restaurant too. Please follow this link to find out more: www.inhabithotels.com
IF TRAVELLING TO BY CAR TO YEOTOWN:
If you intend to arrive by car please arrive with us between 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm as lunch will be served promptly at 1:15 pm.
Our address is Yeotown Barn, Snapper, Barnstaple, EX32 7JY. If you use Google Maps please be aware that the google maps location may take you slightly past our entrance – when coming from the Barnstaple direction, our driveway is located at the Snapper/Speed Camera sign on your left. Make sure you look out for our small Yeotown signs on either side of our driveway. We will be here to greet you upon arrival.
When you arrive at Yeotown, please drive straight down to unload your luggage. Then drive up and turn left to the car park.
Parking is on your right as you first enter the driveway. If you are running late or need any help en-route please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 1271 343803.
Parking in the guest car park at Yeotown is at the owner’s risk and Yeotown Ltd does not accept responsibility for any damage/theft.
During your stay with us, you will be eating nutritious and delicious foods which are fresh, local, seasonal
and organic. These foods are abundant in vitality and will help the body to cleanse and rejuvenate. To aid this process, you will be avoiding foods that are hard to digest.
To get the most out of your retreat at Yeotown, we strongly suggest you avoid caffeine, refined sugar and alcohol for 1-2 weeks before your arrival. If you have become addicted to these substances, removing them from the diet may cause withdrawal headaches. It is not advised to do the regime at Yeotown while still experiencing withdrawal side-effects so please eliminate them for your own comfort.
We also recommend that you make sure you are fully hydrated before you arrive and that you are drinking a minimum of 1-2 litres of water per day, starting at least 1 week before the programme, as hydration also plays an important role in the detox process.
It would also be beneficial if you could avoid or reduce the following:
Red meat and meat by-products
Pasteurised dairy products including milk, cheese and yoghurt
Following a more natural diet before you arrive will give you far better results and less discomfort.
Start each day with a large glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon. Alternatively, if you have a juicer the following “green lemonade” is an excellent cleanser. simply juice together:
1 head of romaine lettuce or celery or cucumber (basically any veg with high water content)
A handful of leafy greens such as kale, watercress, savoy cabbage, etc
1 whole organic lemon
We also recommend replacing red meat with fish, nuts, seeds, lentils, beans, quinoa, organic chicken,
free-range eggs and having a lightly dressed salad or a variety of steamed vegetables with your lunch
All of our programmes are customised so that they are accessible for all fitness levels. As a general guideline we ask that you can walk approx. five miles. If however you do not currently participate in any physical activity on a regular basis, we would strongly recommend you walk for around 20-30 minutes daily before your arrival to Yeotown.
If you have been drinking caffeine for a long time, take at least a week to come off it and begin on a weekend when you can rest as needed. For the first 3 days, cut down to half your normal amount of coffee, cola, black tea or other caffeinated drinks. For the next 4 days, stop your usual caffeinated drink and replace it with 1 cup of caffeinated green tea steeped in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drink 6-8 glasses of filtered water each day. You can also take 1g of vitamin C a day to minimize the withdrawal effects.
Eliminating sugar is hard because it is an addiction, but the physical cravings dissipate quickly once you stop eating it. Include protein at each meal and good fats such as olive oil, olives, nuts, seeds and avocados. Eat every 3-4 hours – snacking on nuts (one serving is a handful) and seeds such as almonds, walnuts or pumpkin seeds (raw or dry roasted only).
Yeotown has a relaxed atmosphere so we encourage you to dress in casual, comfortable clothing throughout your stay *
WHAT TO BRING:
For Hiking Sessions :
Waterproof Hiking Boots or Shoes
Wellington Boots (optional)
Hiking trousers/ shorts – Polycotton or artificial fibre trousers – not jeans or corduroy, we
recommend Craghoppers Trousers
Thick Socks (comfortable with your boots)
Waterproof jacket and trousers – Preferably with a hood/ waterproof hat.
Breathable materials such as Sympatex or Goretex will feel more comfortable.
Fleece or similar warm layer such as a merino base layer.
Warm hat and gloves (cold weather)
Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Rucksack (Big enough to carry waterproofs, essential medication, water, camera, extra socks)
Water bladder or hydration pack for your rucksack
Water bottle 1litre
A Compeed range of blister treatment plasters
Nail trimmers (optional)
Small Camera (optional)
Hiking poles (optional)
Please pack appropriately for the time of year you are coming. Layers of light clothing are better than
one thick layer. Warmth is created by trapping air and heating it. The multiple-layer system allows
you to add or remove layers as conditions dictate. The base layer, closest to your skin, should allow
you to sweat without becoming wet. This dispersal of sweat/moisture is called wicking and is best
performed by thermal or technical fabrics. Fleece is an ideal intermediate layer. The outer or “shell”
layer should be windproof and waterproof with breathable fabrics being preferred.
For Cycling Sessions :
Padded cycling shorts/leggings and trainers.
Gloves to protect against vibration and chill
Glasses or sunglasses to protect against bugs
For Yoga Sessions:
Comfortable loose clothing you can stretch/sweat in – mats/straps/blocks will be supplied
For Fitness Sessions:
Trainers (If you are using trainers to hike in you will need another dry pair for the afternoon training
Comfortable clothing for nutritional discussions, Meditation & Breathwork sessions, including loose-
fitting, long sleeves clothing for some massages. A swimming costume for use in the sauna and hot
tub. Indoor Slippers or Flip Flops (No shoes in the main house or bedrooms) or slip-on shoes for
walking between buildings at Yeotown. Yeotown provides a hairdryer, dressing gown, towels, organic
shampoo, conditioner, and soap in your room. Please pack any other toiletries, like moisturiser or
skincare products that you may require. Laundry will be done each full day of your stay.
If you have an allergy that may require the use of an epi-pen, please make sure to bring this with you,
and that it is in date.
*Please leave valuables at home.