Getting here & B&B Accomodation

The Apricot Centre is on an organic fruit farm at 83 Hungerdown Lane, Lawford, Essex. CO11 2LY.  There is an 'Apricot Centre' sign on the driveway which is on the T-Junction where Tile Barn Lane meets Hungerdown Lane.
  • Walking and Cycling - This map shows you a nice walking route and how to cycle  from Station to Apricot Centre in a larger map
  • Buses - there are several buses that can drop you at the junction of Tile Barn Lane and the A137 (then you can walk the 300 yards down to Hungerdown Lane). The bustop is called 'Kennal Corner' (or mention 'Tile Barn Lane'). There are two kinds of bus services here: 1) Firstgroup Buses 103/104  from Colchester and Harwich which go through Manningtree, and the Dedham Vale Hopper Bus which does a circular journey between Flatford Mill, Manningtree Station, and Dedham [download leaflet] (there is no designated stop at Kennal Corner which is between stops L & M and you can ask to alight there). "An all day ticket for hop on – hop off travel is £3 and free Travel Bus Passes are accepted, subject to normal rules."
  • Trains - Manningtree Station is 2 miles from the centre. It takes about 45 minutes to walk. Or prebook yourself a taxi from the station. There are sometimes taxis there anyway. Although rural, Manningtree station is on mainline routes from Liverpool Street Station, Norwich/Ipswich, and from Harwich (and therefore Holland and Scandinavia)
  • Planes - Stanstead airport is about 1 hour from the Apricot Centre by car. (please ask about combinations of bus journeys to get here)
  • Automobiles - We are about 15 minutes from Colchester and about 20 minutes from Ipswich or Harwich by car. There is parking at the Apricot Centre. 
  • Taxis -
    • Manningtree Cabs 137 Stour View Avenue Mistley Manningtree Essex CO11 1UF Telephone:01206 393333
    • Mistley Cabs Riverside Avenue East Lawford Manningtree Essex CO11 1US Telephone:01206 391678
    • Stour Cabs 17 Railway Street Manningtree Essex CO11 1DS Telephone:01206 393935
B&Bs - Local accommodation for residential seminars/workshops around Apricot Centre on Essex Suffolk Border