Our nearest train station is Manningtree and is about three miles away. To get here from London you will need to travel from Liverpool Street Station. Tickets can be obtained from the station ticket office or by booking online. Trainline is a good site to use and a very useful app can be downloaded for your mobile phone. If you set this app up before you travel and log into your account not only can you create an electronic ticket but the app can give you live updates on train arrivals and departures. Waiting at ticket machines and/or ticket office counters can be avoided and journey time saved. Tickets booked online are often cheaper and sometimes special offers are available too.
Walking from Manningtree Train Station
Below is a map to show you how to get here from the railway station at Manningtree
Follow the red line from the station to Old Hall if you want to walk across the country footpaths. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK ON THE B1070 (MANNINGTREE ROAD) AS IT IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR PEDESTRIANS.
If you are stuck and need a lift from Manningtree Station then ring 01206 298294.
If you are going to travel by bicycle, you are probably an experienced cyclist with knowledge about cycle routes across Britain. However, if you are a novice cyclist, the Sustrans website might we worth looking at. Bicycles are only allowed on some trains but have to be put into the guards carriage. Allow yourself time to sort this out at the station before your journey.
The Port of Harwich is not far away from us. It is served by Stenaline with sailings to and from the Hook of Holland. From Harwich you can catch a train to Manningtree, and then follow the advice above about travelling by train.
There is a coach service from London Victoria Coach Station to Colchester. Information can be found on the National Express website. Once you arrive in Colchester, you can catch a local bus to East Bergholt (see below). You can use Traveline for information about this part of your journey.
Bus numbers 93 or 94 will bring you from Colchester Bus Station and the 93 or 94 will bring you from Stand F at the Old Cattle Market Bus Station in Ipswich – Ask the driver to drop you at Old Hall near the Church in East Bergholt. Remind him when you are coming into East Bergholt because he will sometimes forget. It is not worth putting up the bus timetables on this website because they change quite regularly. Even the bus companies change too from time to time. The best thing to do is to use your mobile mapping app with location switched on to find the best bus route from where you are to East Bergholt. The bus stop is located on the map and the time of the next buses are also provided.
We don’t know how easy it would be to arrange a lift to this part of the country from where you are, but sharing a lift might be worth a consideration. Our postcode is CO76TG for your sat nav.
If you cannot avoid travelling by plane, then perhaps you would consider offsetting your carbon emissions. A site to consider is: Carbon Clear. Our nearest airport is Stansted. From here you can travel by coach to Colchester or Ipswich. If you get the coach to Colchester then you should consider getting a bus to East Bergholt from there, since it’s a long walk across town to the train station. If you get the coach to Ipswich it will drop you at the train station. From there you can get the train to Manningtree which is one stop or ten minutes.
With sufficient notice, we can probably stable a horse, mule or donkey, but we think we’d draw a line at a camel.
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