Our training centre, Berne House, may not be at the exact “centre of England” in the geographical sense, but it is central to transport routes from all over the country. We are situated ten miles South of Nottingham city, and less than a mile from Junction 24 on the M1.
Our full address is: The Berne Institute, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN. (Telephone and fax: 01509-673649).
Here are detailed directions:
By car (or bicycle)
Coming from M1 or from Birmingham (M42/A42): by either of these routes, come to the roundabout that is the junction of M1, A42 and A6/A50. On the motorway, it is Junction 24. From the motorway exit roundabout, take the exit signed “Loughborough A6”. Carry on down the A6 for about a mile, into Kegworth village. You will see The Berne Institute on the right, about 100 yards before you come to Kegworth village centre. Watch out for the sign saying “29, Berne House”. There is an off-street car parking space immediately in front of the building; please park there if there are spaces. If you are cycling, you will find anchor points for bike locks on the rear walls of the car park.
If you arrive by car and our own car park is full, do please find on-street parking in a marked parking space – we value the goodwill of the Kegworth police and of our neighbours!
Coming from Loughborough or Derby: from either place, follow signs for the A6 to Kegworth. If you are coming from Loughborough, The Berne Institute is about 100 yards past Kegworth village centre on the left; if from Derby, the directions are as given above for routes from M1 or Birmingham.
Coming from Nottingham: follow signs out of Nottingham city towards Birmingham and East Midlands Airport, A453. This takes you to the big roundabout over Junction 24. From there, follow directions as given above for routes from M1 or Birmingham.
The nearest station is East Midlands Parkway (opened January 2009) situated just five minutes away by taxi. Service is direct from London St Pancras International, calling at a selection of the following stations: Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester and Loughborough. If coming from the North or North-West, connections can be made via Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds and York. For details, see www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/.
Come to East Midlands airport and take a bus or taxi. (For airport information, see www.eastmidlandsairport.com).
The SkyLink bus service serves the village of Kegworth. For detailed timetables, please see this link. Skylink operates 24 hours from Loughborough to the Airport to Derby, 7 days a week. The service departs roughly every 20 minutes between 7am and 7pm.
A number of taxi companies operate from the airport to Kegworth.