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How to Find Us


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By Train

Our nearest train station is Manningtree, about four miles away from the centre. It is on the main line from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich/Norwich and the journey time is approximately one hour. You can also travel to Manningtree station from the north via Peterborough and Ipswich.

Several taxis operate out of Manningtree station and can be pre-booked by us to meet you at the station and return you there at the end of your course.

By Car

The centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12 (A). Please see below for a map showing the last part of the journey.

From the crossroads near the ‘Kings Head’ (B), turn right and come down Flatford Lane (C). It becomes one-way in your favour after 300m. 300m further on, note the direction arrow to the field centre (D) on the first brown and white tourist sign. Turn left at the second sign, down a narrow steep-sided lane. Do not go into or beyond the Flatford public car park. Bear left at the bottom of the hill. The centre forecourt is then 200m further on, indicated by an FSC logo and sign on a low wall. On arrival please pull in, onto the forecourt or alongside the buildings in the lane, to keep access unobstructed.

When you arrive, please announce your arrival at Reception. The entrance is by the sign on the far side of the forecourt. Please do this before you put your car in the car park.

If you are a Sat Nav user, Flatford Mill’s postcode is CO7 6UL.