Directions to Stanmer Park:
Stanmer Park is located near Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton, next to the University of Sussex. The postcode is BN1 9PZ.
Directions by Public transport: The park is easily accessible by bus with stops very near the park:
Click here for Brighton & Hove City Council’s journey planner – contains information on walking, cycling, public transport, taxis and driving.
A cycle path runs between Brighton and Lewes along the A27 past the entrance to Stanmer Park. Click here for a PDF cycling map of Brighton and Hove (large file: 1.16MB).
From Brighton Station, one possible route involves going down Trafalgar Street and then turning left onto Lewes Road and following it all the way to Stanmer Park. This will take approximately 30 minutes from the station.
Cycles can be hired from Brighton Station. For more information, click here. From Falmer, the trip is shorter, only about 10 minutes.
Falmer Station is the nearest station, and the walk to Stanmer Organics is a pleasant 40 minutes.Trains from Brighton and Lewes run about every half hour, but it is advisable to check that weekend services are not affected by engineering works – on such occasions, replacement bus services can take considerably longer. From the station walk through the underpass under the main road, then turn immediately left and continue alongside the main road for about 400 metres until you reach the park entrance (there are two small lodges either side of the entrance). Directions continue below. Click here for train journey planner.
Brighton and Hove bus number 25 runs very regularly from the centre of Brighton (Churchill Square and Old Steine) and the Universityat Falmer, stopping near the entrance to Stanmer Park . Also bus services 28, 29, 29A and 29B running between Brighton (Old Steine) and destinations east of Falmer also stop at the entrance to Stanmer Park. Throughout the year on Sundays (and Saturdays in summer) bus 78 goes from central Brighton via Brighton Station all the way to Stanmer Village. First one arrives at 10.30 and the last one leaves at 5.30, (or 4.30 from first weekend in October until mid April whilst the winter timetable is in operation). On Monday- Saturday there is also a number 23 bus that provides a direct service to the Park entrance from the Marina and Kemp Town/Hanover/Queen’s Park areas. Click here for Brighton and Hove bus details.
The Big Lemon buses 42 and 43 also stop at the park entrance. Click here for details.
From the Lewes Road out of Brighton:
- Just before you reach the A27 Brighton bypass take the small turning into Stanmer Park
From the Lewes direction and the East:
- On the A27 Brighton bypass take the A270 turn Lewes Road into Brighton
- Immediately move into the middle lane signposted to Stanmer Park
- Turn right into Stanmer Park at the traffic lights immediately at end of slip road.From the North and West (Please note that Stanmer Park cannot be accessed from the A27 east bound via the junction next to Stanmer Park):
- From the A23 turn East on the A27 signposted to Lewes OR from the West continue past the A23 turnoff into Brighton towards Lewes.
- Take the first exit after the A23, signposted to Hollingbury
- Go straight across the roundabout at the top of the slip road
- Follow the road down the hill and at the end turn left at the traffic lights onto the Lewes Road out of Brighton
- Take the first left at the next set of traffic lights which takes you along a slip road where you take first left into Stanmer Park.
When you get to Stanmer Park
It is not generally possible to access Stanmer Organics by car, especially at weekends (council gates are locked). If however you have made arrangements with one of the projects to visit drive up through the park past Stanmer House on the left. Take the left turn at the junction towards the nursery – at the same time the church is seen on the right. Proceed through the gates directly infront of you (not those for Plumpton College) and follow the road round past Nourish, up the hill to our main gate on the left marked Stanmer Organics. We would strongly advise visitors where possible to park in the public car park and visit on foot where possible because the road past Stanmer Nurseries when accessible is not ideal for the average car!