Getting There

Hassocks Train Station is approximately 2 miles from Ditchling on the Brighton to London route. There are regular trains from London (Victoria, St Pancras or London Bridge stations: approximately 50 minutes journey) and Brighton (approximately 10 minutes journey). Go to National Rail Enquiries for more information.

From Hassocks it is either a 5 minute taxi journey or a leisurely walk or cycle to Ditchling. Five Star Taxis is based in Hassocks (t: 01273 846666).

To find out more about bus services to Ditchling, go to Traveline for more information. You can travel by bus to Ditchling from

  • Hurstpierpoint on the 33 Service on Saturdays (1 service only)
  • Lewes on the 824 Service on Monday – Friday
  • Brighton on the 271 Service on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Ditchling is situated in the South Downs National Park and there are a variety of routes to suit all abilities. Follow in the artists’ footsteps and walk from Hassocks to Ditchling, or if you are feeling a little more energetic, hike from the South Downs Way at Ditchling Beacon.

Ditchling is a short cycle off the South Downs Way. Go to Sustrans for more information. You can even hire a bike for the day from Hassocks Train Station, contact Hassocks Community Cycle Hire for more information.

Ditchling is 10 minutes from the A23, which runs between London and Brighton. Turn onto the A273 and follow signs to Ditchling.

You can park for free throughout the village and at the Village Hall car park (a 2-minute walk from the village centre).