How to get to Ridgeview

Ridgeview Wine Estate English sparkling wine


We’re committed to sustainability and minimising our impact on the environment. Here’s our handy guide to an effortless and eco-friendly journey so you can get to Ridgeview greener, happier and healthier.

FIND US: Ridgeview Wine Estate, Fragbarrow Lane, Ditchling Common, East Sussex BN6 8TP


  • Office & Winery Hours – Mondays to Fridays 8.00am – 4.30pm.
  • Winery Shop – Mondays to Sundays 11.00am to 4.00pm.
  • Tours & Tastings Experiences – As per your booking confirmation.  Why not visit our our newly opened restaurant, The Rows & Vine?
  • The Rows & Vine at Ridgeview – April– Wednesday to Saturday’s – 12pm- 5:30pm (Closed at 7:30pm), Sunday’s 12pm-3:30pm (Closed at 6pm)

From 6th May: Mondays to Saturday’s- 12pm-6:30pm (Closed at 9pm), Sunday’s 12pm- 3:30pm (Closed at 6pm)

June-August: Mondays to Saturday’s- 12pm-7pm (Closed at 9pm), Sunday’s 12pm- 3:30pm (Closed at 6pm)
To make a reservation click here.


Our nearest railway 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.

You can plan your trip, view fare prices and book tickets at National Rail Enquiries or the Trainline.

Once at Burgess Hill station, we are around a 10-minute cycle, 40 minute walk or an even-shorter taxi-ride away.


We are offering a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Burgess Hill Station every Saturday and Sunday until September.

The service starts at 10:45am from Burgess Hill Station, with the last shuttle departing from Ridgeview at 5:55pm. Please refer to our full service timetable to plan your visit.

The journey takes approximately 5 minutes, and no booking is required—just hop on. Please note that our shuttle bus can accommodate only 16 people, and pre-booking is not available.


Station Taxis offers advance booking in the local area.

Or you can hail a cab from their taxi rank just outside of Burgess Hill train station.  It takes about ten minutes to get to us at Ridgeview.


Plan your route with Cycle Street or use this handy cycle journey planner from West Sussex County Council.

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.


A great way to explore the South Downs, local villages and 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, Tel: (+44) 07542 188633.

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. So, 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 30-minute walk from Burgess Hill train station.

ROUTE: Please allow 30 minutes for the walk. 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 (third 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.

They offer contactless payment when you board and you can view a route map and use their current timetables to plan ahead.


For larger groups, corporate events and private bookings, travelling by coach can be a cost-effective, carbon-efficient and sociable way to get here.

Local firm RDH Coaches offers competitively-priced coach hire with a commitment to ‘cleaner and greener environment’ – find out more 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.


We’ve partnered with Porsche to provide three electric charging points in our visitor car park, so you can plug in and relax whilst you visit the vines.

Find these at Podpoint or ChargeYourCar.


If you’re looking to visit Ridgeview as part of a stylish staycation, relaxing weekend break or a restorative escape to the country then check out the links below for local accommodation on offer:


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, 202020taxisCityCabs or BrightonTaxis all offer wheelchair-friendly and accessibility-focused vehicles with drivers who have completed disability-awareness training.


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.

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