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Try and be patient when it comes to leaving the site... or leave early!Try and be patient when it comes to leaving the site... or leave early! (Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

It’s sad when Glastonbury finishes… but we all have to go home eventually.

The 130, 000 ticket holders and many of those running the event will all be leaving within 24 hours, so there is likely to be a little traffic disruption and a little waiting. Or maybe a lot. You will need to be patient.

In the meantime, we know you will need some basics so here is a list of everything you need, no matter which way you are heading.

Here's a guide of what you will find on each of the main routes out.

A37 north

Essentials : Leaving Pilton you will head right past Shepton Mallet . If you are leaving Monday, you can do a quick shop in Tesco superstore if you need anything, including fuel. There is a community hospital and local shops.

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Otherwise, you can grab snacks almost anywhere in town at a convenience store. If you don’t want to do any detours, Radstock Co-operative is open right on the A37 and will be open until 10pm on June 25 and opens at 8am Monday, June 26.

Coffee and breakfast: If you are leaving on Sunday, grab a fish and chips on the A37 at Whitstone’s takeaway. They are at the junction to turn left into Shepton Mallet. Breakfast in the morning can be at Kilver Court, if you fancy something posh.

A37 south

Essentials: Your only option for fuel if you are heading south this way is Shell in Lydford-on-Fosse. They also have a little Spar market with some basics to try and make you feel “human” again. (It is right across the road from the sparkling pink Glastobrow you may have seen coming in last week!). Otherwise there are services at Podimore roundabout when you hit the A303 but they are not open 24 hours.

Coffee and breakfast: Grab breakfast and a coffee before hitting the road at The Den, at Pylle. They open at 9am Monday morning.

A371 south

Essentials: There are no supermarkets on this route so you have three options. You can head into Shepton to Tesco, go on a one mile detour through Evercreech, where there is a Co-op Food or you go down the A37 to Spar and then head east to join the A371. Or drive far enough down the A371 to Castle Cary where you will find Martins and Londis. You won’t get a petrol station unless you go into Shepton Mallet. The next one is at Morrisons as soon as you get on the A303 going east.

Coffee and breakfast: Evercreech Junction will be your stop for a full English and maybe a coffee to keep you awake on your journey home. If you go into Castle Cary, there are a number of places: Try The Place Coffee Shop (opens at 8am) or The Bakehouse (opens 9.30am) or Burns the Bread (opens 7.30am). All are on the high street.

A361 west

Essentials: The next town when you leave Pilton is Glastonbury . You can go down the High Street for the Co-op or drive through town on the A361 and you will go past Morrisons then Tesco (and an Esso petrol station) or Aldi a little further along.

Coffee and breakfast: Options are endless – Glastonbury has so many cafes! You can go down the High Street for independent coffee shops and bakeries and try the Blue Note, Heaphys, Hundred Monkeys Café, Wish You Were Here or Lazy Gecko for example or grab fast food such as pizza (that’s more for tonight than in the morning), Subway or KFC on your way out of town near Tesco.

A361 east

Essentials: You will be driving right past Shepton Mallet, so you can get everything there. You next opportunity is an Esso petrol station at Nunney Catch. A little further along just off the A road there is a Sainsbury’s as well.

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