If you want to visit us at Stanmer, do arrange this in advance. We’re not there all the time, and Brighton Permaculture Trust has no permanent office that is open to the public.
Directions to Stanmer Park
The nearest train station is Falmer Station. You can get from Brighton or Lewes to Falmer in under 10 minutes by train. Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. See National Rail Enquiries for train times.
The #23, #25, #25X, #28 and #29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the entrance to Stanmer Park.
Additional buses (#78) go from Brighton to Stanmer village on weekends (starting at 10am). Click here for bus timetables.
If you’re a cyclist there are purpose-built bike lanes along Lewes Road connecting the Stanmer Park to the centre of Brighton.
Allow at least 25 minutes to cycle from Brighton.
Stanmer Park is just off the A27 between Brighton and Lewes. The best postcode, if you are using sat nav, is BN1 9QA, which is Stanmer House. Parking costs from £1/£1.50 per hour up to £6.50 per day. Details of charges can be found on the Brighton & Hove City Council website
When you get to Stanmer Park
It is around a mile from Falmer station and the entrance of Stanmer Park to the Fruit Factory (allow 30 minutes to walk). Cycle/walk/drive up the main road through the middle of the park. Take the left-hand fork where the road splits (a one-way system). You will see Stanmer Church in front of you.
If you are coming to a course, event or volunteering session please follow the instructions about where to meet in the confirmation email we have sent you. Please do not be late.
For the Fruit Factory, follow the road past the church and turn left towards Stanmer Village and the tea rooms. Go past the old farm house and a stable yard on the left, and the Fruit Factory is there on the left.
For courses at Earthship Brighton, we arrange to meet participants outside Stanmer House or at the Fruit Factory to walk up to the venue. Details of where and when to meet will be in the information we have sent you.
The path to the Home Farm Orchard is across the grassy area on the other side of the road at the tower end of the church. Please do not help yourself to fruit, and please close the gate. To find the Old Stanmer Orchard, turn left at the entrance to Brighton & Hove City Council old nurseries, go down the side of the Plumpton College Glasshouse, and then turn right into the orchard at the end of the wall.
Need directions to Racehill Community Orchard instead? Get directions to Racehill Community Orchard.
Where to stay
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