GREENER WAYS TO GET HERE
Ridgeview enjoys an enviable location – a secluded spot, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but with a myriad of transport links allowing you to get off the beaten track with ease.
We’re committed to sustainability and minimising our impact on the environment. Here’s your handy guide to an effortless and eco-friendly journey so you can get here greener, happier and healthier.
(Some Sat Navs land on Ditchling Common Industrial Estate – if so turn back to the roundabout and head South towards the South Downs)
Our nearest station is Burgess Hill with regular direct trains from London and Brighton, serviced by Thameslink and Southern Rail. Travelling from London Bridge takes less than an hour and it’s a mere 15-minute train journey from Brighton.
Once at Burgess Hill station we are around a 10-minute cycle, 40 minute walk or an even-shorter taxi-ride away.
We’re just a short cycle ride from the stunning South Downs Way National Trail. You can view the map here or visit the National Cycle network website Sustrans for information and inspiration on planning a scenic cycle route to us that suits you.
Rent an e-bike
A great way to explore the South Downs, local villages & vineyards. Beacon Bikes offer well priced and high quality electric mountain bike hire and tours. Electric Bikes offer many of the same benefits as regular cycling with an added bit of oomph, allowing you to travel greater distances, ride for longer and explore new places.
London Road, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9BQ, 07542 188 633
Note: Follow road directions to Brighton Karting
Single occupancy car trips and private transport is one of the world’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases. If you’re travelling to Ridgeview with friends and family by car, then why not make the journey together? It’s an opportunity to connect and catch-up before you’ve even arrived!
Or you can find economical and eco-friendly carpooling options through Liftshare or West Sussex Car Sharing Scheme. They’re free to join and it’s easy to search and find both drivers or passengers to share a trip with.
For the energetic, Ridgeview is around a 40-minute walk from Burgess Hill train station.
ROUTE: (Please allow 45 mins) Please allow 45 mins: Turn right out of Burgess Hill Station on to Station Road. Walk up the hill, towards a mini roundabout. At the mini roundabout, stay right (3rd turning) on Keymer Road, past Burgess Hill School for Girls for approx. 0.3 miles until you reach a mini-roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout onto Folders Lane and continue for approx. 0.8 miles. Turn right into a public footpath approx. 50 yds after Stroudly Lane. Follow this footpath until you reach Ridgeview Wine Estate where a warm welcome awaits! Please wear appropriate footwear, as the footpath can get very muddy.
Wherever you’re starting out, you can plan your own walking route here.
Ridgeview’s nearest bus stop is less than half a mile away (around a 10-minute walk) and is located at the Folders Lane Roundabout.
It’s operated by Compass Travel, on their Village Rider 167 Route which services the local area including Lewes, Burgess Hill and Ditchling.
For larger groups, corporate events and private bookings, travelling by coach can be a cost-effective, carbon-efficient and sociable way to get here.
Or you can get in touch with CT Sussex Transport, a local charity providing community transport to those in need. They offer their fleet of vehicles for private hire to support the organisation’s work and you can get in touch with them here.
For guests with accessibility requirements or living with disabilities (whether that’s visible or hidden), we recommend that travelling by taxi. If you’re able to leave your car behind, it’s the best way to visit us in a comfortable and sustainable way.
If you’re travelling from Brighton, 202020taxis, CityCabs or BrightonTaxis all offer wheelchair-friendly and accessibility-focused vehicles with drivers who have completed disability-awareness training.
Find Out More
Interested in travelling more sustainably in general?
Use this easy Carbon Calculator to gauge the environmental impact of your journey.
Find out more about CO2 emissions data on the GOV.UK website here.
Visit Transport Direct for lots of useful information about the benefits of using public transport and tips to plan a low-emission journey.