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rippledownThe 2017 Small Festival gathering will (very probably) take place from Friday 28 July to Monday 31 July at the Rippledown Centre near Deal in Kent. Directions from London and Brighton are given below.

From London

By car: 85 miles, approx 2 hrs. Check with AA route planner for easiest way out of London for you. You can take (M20) A20 towards Canterbury, Ramsgate, Ferries. At Eastern Docks roundabout take 2nd exit onto A2 going towards Canterbury. At roundabout take 3rd exit to A258 going to Deal. After 3.5 miles – just after you come out of Ringwould village – turn sharp left into the Rippledown Centre.

By train

  • Trains leave frequently for Dover Priory (6.3 miles from Rippledown) from St Pancras, Charing Cross and Victoria. Journey times vary, between 1.5 – 2.5 hours.
  • Trains leave for Deal (3.4 miles from Rippledown) from St Pancras and Charing Cross. Journey time approx. 2hrs.
  • Trains leave for Martin Mill (1.7miles from Rippledown) from Victoria. Journey time approx 2 hrs.
  • There is a local bus between Dover and Deal which stops outside Rippledown Centre

By coach: there is a National Express coach which leaves from London, Victoria Coach Station. Journey time approx. 2.5 hours.

From Brighton

By car: 109 miles, approx 2hrs. The AA recommend you take the A23 to the M23, leaving at junction 8 to join M25 towards Dartford. Join M26 at junction 5 going towards Channel Tunnel and Dover. Continue to M20, then take A20 towards Canterbury, Ramsgate, Ferries. At Eastern Docks roundabout take 2nd exit on A2 going towards Canterbury. At roundabout take 3rd exit to A258 going to Deal. After 3.5 miles – just after you come out of Ringwould village – turn sharp left into Rippledown Centre.

By train: from Brighton to Dover Priory requires 1 or 2 changes and takes approx. 2 and a half to 3 hrs.
There is a local bus between Dover and Deal which stops outside Rippledown Centre