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Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre

Ashe Hall, Ash Lane,
Etwall, Derbyshire
DE65 6HT

How to get to Tara IKRC

By car

Tara IKRC is approximately 2 hours drive from London, 40 minutes from Birmingham and 1.5 hours from Manchester.

By train

Derby Train Station is 8 miles away from the Centre and Tutbury & Hatton Station is 4 miles away.

By bus

For local services the VI or V2 bus from Derby goes to Etwall, the nearest village to Tara IKRC.  Please get off at the Spread Eagle Pub stop. Please see diagram at the bottom of this page showing the safest walking route form the bus stop to Tara IKRC.

By air

Manchester Airport is 1.5 hours away from Tara Centre.  There is a rail link at the heart of the Airport complex, which runs to Tutbury & Hatton Station.

East Midlands Airport is 30 minutes drive from Tara Centre. Taxi price is around £25 for 4 people. Buses run into Derby City Centre.

Walking from Etwall

By the bus stop, outside of the Spread Eagle public house, near the village church, there’s a large map with Ashe Hall marked on it. Please see the aerial photo / map below, showing the route from Etwall to Tara IKRC. Walk from the centre of Etwall up Main Street, past the the Blenheim Hotel. Turn left down Sutton Lane at (Point A), proceed for 350 metres (through a gate/stile part way down) until you come to the bridge over the old railway (Point B) with some wooden steps going down on your right. Walk down the steps, turn right and continue on until you pass under the main A516 road, through the underpass (Point C). Then turn immediately left and follow the path by the main road, over the river up through a gate (Point D) onto Ash Lane by the entrance to the Barleyfields Equestrian Centre. Don’t take the first gate on the right sign posted “Tara Centre” just as you pass over the river bridge – this is our woodland walk which runs along the bank of the river. Keep walking past the Barleyfields Equestrian Centre on your right up Ash Lane and after 20 metres you’ll see a second gate signposted “Tara Centre” and “World Peace Café” on your right. Go through this gate along the path and head for the big house through the trees. The main entrance is to the rear of the property (Point F). The whole walk takes about 15 minutes from the bus stop.