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.
Click here for information on Brighton Bike Share.
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. The free car park just past the church in Stanmer Park has a width restriction.
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 travelling by car, continue around the church to the potholed car park behind it, but please note that the bollards at the entrance are only just wide enough to allow in cars. A parking space for larger vehicles can often be found alongside the green wooden barn also behind the church. Parking is currently free, although this may change in 2020.
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.
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? Click here.
Where to stay
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