The Wolds Retreat
Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
Kilnwick Percy Hall
(01759) 304832 (Reception open 10.30am – 4.30pm)
The Wolds Retreat is in the heart of the countryside but is also very easily accessible by car, public transport, or by air or ferry. Please see below directions for each option and get in touch if you have any questions.
Pocklington is situated 12 miles east of York and 20 miles west of Hull. It is easily accessible from the A1079 main road linking York and Hull. If coming from further afield, the closest airport (Leeds Bradford) and Ferry terminal (Hull) are all within a one hour journey by car.
Madhyamaka KMC is about 1.5 miles outside Pocklington on the B1246 Driffield / Bridlington road. Take the turning signposted “Kilnwick Percy”. For online route planner, click here, or see map below.
Note: when you get very close the Satnav may take you slightly too far – our entrance is directly opposite the entrance to KP Golf Club. After you take the turning signposted “Kilnwick Percy”, our turning is on the right.
Parking at The Wolds Retreat is free.
York Train Station is on the East Coast main line and is two hours from London King’s Cross, 1.5 hours from Manchester Airport and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh.
York Train Station has excellent travel links to Pocklington by bus (see below).
The 46 / X46 to Pocklington can be caught from outside York train station.
Alternatively, the 45 goes past the entrance to the Hall. It leaves from the War Memorial: 5-mins walk from the train station, and when you are getting off, there is no official bus stop – it is by the sign that says ‘Kilnwick Percy’ shortly after leaving Pocklington.
Madhyamaka KMC is a 5-minute taxi ride from Pocklington (see taxis below).
Manchester Airport is the most accessible large airport for Madhyamaka KMC, as trains run directly from Manchester Airport to York (1.5 hour journey.) From York train station you can take the bus to Pocklington (see above).
From airports in London or further afield, see train or coach directions.
National Express and Megabus both run national services to York train station and Hull. From there, you can take a bus to Pocklington (see above).
There is a regular ferry service from Hull to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, and the ferry terminal is within one hour’s journey of Madhyamaka KMC. From there, you can take the bus to Pocklington (see above).
For taxis from York or the airport: Getaway Cars (online booking available).
For taxis from Pocklington:
Victoria Travel 01759 306000
Best to book taxis in advance.