The website of The Man in Seat Sixty-One is very informative about train travel- Seat 61
You can also use Red Spotted Hanky www.redspottedhanky.com or National Rail enquiries http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
Our nearest railway station is Manningtree, about 3 miles away, on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich line. TICKETS BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON-LINE CAN WORK OUT A LOT CHEAPER. Online tickets are available here.
Buses from Manningtree Train Station
Once you arrive at Manningtree Station, you can catch bus 96 which leaves at 09.40, 11.40, 13.40 and 15.33 (93c) from the bottom of Station Approach. Turn left outside the station, walk to the bottom of the road where there is a bus-stop on the station side of the main road. There is also a bus which leaves from the station each weekday evening at 18.35. It takes about 8 minutes to reach Old Hall. For up to date times contact http://www.carterscoachservices.co.uk/page/timetables.
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. For a more detailed map please click here
If you are stuck and need a lift 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.
For information about carrying your bicycle on the train click here
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 LondonVictoria 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 number 93 or 94 will bring you from Colchester and the 93 or 96 will bring you from Ipswich – the service is run by Carters. Ask the driver to drop you at Old Hall near the Church. For an up to date timetable contact the Carters website (above).
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 post code 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, although some people would consider travelling by air and then offsetting the carbon akin to drowning a bag of kittens in the canal and then giving 50p to a cats home.
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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