Marringdean Acres

Marrindean Acres, Billingshurst (Formerly Cereston)

Welcome to the Marringdean Acres Travel Plan Site. We’re here to help you get the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport. This page is designed for you! Think of this page as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:

  • Bus stops/timetables/ticket options
  • Train stations/timetables
  • Cycle routes, shops
  • Local Shops and centres

Much of the information on this page is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give and you use is up to date. Although we do try to do our best to ensure that all the links are current, please let us know if your experience any difficulties. The accessibility map below highlights the major facilities and points of interest that can be found in Billingshurst.

Accessibility Map Jan 2015

The centre of Billingshurst  is  1200m away, which would take you roughly 12 minutes to walk to or 6 minutes to cycle. It may be best to cycle via Natts Lane as this prevents getting caught out by the level crossing if you choose to cycle via Station Road. There is a good range of shops to be found on the High Street including Budgens and Lloyds as well as more bespoke local shops such as a One Stop Computer Store or traditional pubs such as The Kings Arms and The Six Bells. There are also local facilities such as the Library, a doctors surgery and a Post Office which are all in a highly accessible town centre location.

There is a mini hub that is found in the surrounding train station area, which is located approximately 500m away from your home. This includes a Tesco Express, The Railway Inn pub, a Chinese restaurant and a number of vehicle repair garages. This is an extremely accessible location and is within perfect distance for a quick trip to the shops, picking up a takeaway or hopping on the train to work.

Buses


Compass Travel is the main bus service provider in and around Billingshurst. The closest bus stop to Marringdean Acres can be found to the south of Marringdean Road and just a few metres into Natts Lane. From here you can catch the 75 and the 100. The 75 travels to Petworth, Coolham and Horsham and the 100 goes to Burgess Hill, Pullborough and Horsham. Click here for bus routes, numbers, times and destinations for Billingshurst and the surrounding West Sussex area on the Compass Travel website.

Rail


Billingshurst Station is just a 5 minute walk away from Marrindean Acres, and even less if you cycle! Billingshurst Station provides direct routes to:

  • London Victoria (1hr15)
  • Clapham Junction (1hr8)
  • East Croydon (58m)
  • Crawley (30m)
  • Gatwick Airport (36m)
  • Horsham (9m)
  • Barnham (27m)
  • Bognor Regis (34m)

With more stations accessible after changes of trains, the train is the perfect way to travel for the commute to work or a weekend trip to the seaside! For detailed and up to date train journey information for Billingshurst Station, just follow this link http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/BIG/details.aspx.

Cycling


If you fancy getting out and about on your bike, for your commute to work, for exercise  or a leisurely activity, West Sussex County Council Cycle Journey Planner provides you with information on your local cycle network in Billingshurst.  It allows you to plan a route to your desired destination and it lets you pick a different route based on speed, distance and how busy the roads are. It also gives you a breakdown of directions, gradients and calories burnt amongst other things.

Have you got a good cycling route that you could suggest to us? We would love to to see where you think is good to cycle in and around Billingshurst and would welcome your suggestions so we can pass them on to other residents!

Cycle Shop


We are currently working on starting a partnership with a bike shop so that we can provide residents of Marringdean Acres with a cycle voucher that they can put towards a new bike or cycle equipment. We will be sure to update you with any news on this matter, so keep your eyes peeled!

easeitCRAWLEY


Do you commute to Crawely on a daily basis for work? If so, we could have some good news for you! easitCRAWLEY is a scheme that works with companies that are part of the Manor Royal estate and offers them travelling initiatives such as:

  •  15% discount on Southern rail network
  • Travel planning
  • Discounted Metrobus tickets
  • Bespoke car-share website
  • Bicycle Insurance discounts
  • Travel survey
  • Car Club membership discount
  • 50% discount with Brompton Bike Hire
  • Bike loans including folding & electric
  • Promotional and marketing material
  • Network meetings with other key businesses & Local Authority

Check out the easeitCRAWLEY’s website to discover if your company is already part of the travel initiative that can benefit you. If not why not tell your employer about easit?

Local Travel News


Fed up of getting stuck in traffic and being late for where you need to be? Want to find out what condition the roads are in before you leave the house? Don’t worry, your Travel Plan Coordinators have you covered again! Plan your trip before you leave by looking at some of these useful links that inform you of any accidents, roadworks or traffic jams that will affect your journey.  

Traffic Update shows you a variety of information about the local road network in and around Billingshurst, such as: Roadworks, Traffic Hotspots, Traffic Flow, Weather and Speed Cameras. This means it is an extremely useful tool to have before leaving on a local journey.

West Sussex County Council Traffic Information is a really useful website to see in greater detail any roadworks occurring throughout the county.  It gives an indication as to what the problem is, how severe the issue is and how quickly the problem is likely to be resolved. A handy link to help plan routes around any potential delays to your journey.

BBC Sussex Roads shows you incidents that have occurred and it also shows you the progress of clearing the incident. Helpful for letting you know when it is safe to venture out again!

What’s On In Billingshurst?


Fancy a thrilling ride through the local countryside? Worried that you don’t have your own bike to take advantage of where you live? Why not pay a visit to Southwater Cycles where you can rent a variety of bikes suitable for all experience levels for as little as £10 for 2 hours for an adult mountain bike and £6 for 2 hours for a junior mountain bike. Perfect for taking the family out on a weekend cycle ride for a small cost. Why not take your bike for a spin alongside the historical Wey and Arun Canal? Keep your eyes open for upcoming news of our cycle voucher offer… only available to residents of Marringdean Acres!

Billingshurst Leisure Centre are offering a free 5 day membership pass for newcomers. This is a great offer to get you in the mood to improve your health and it is also a good opportunity to encourage sustainable travel, as it is only a 8 minute walk or a 4 minute cycle away. All you have to do is visit their website and complete this form, and they should then contact you regarding your free 5 day pass.

Fishers Farm Park is an exciting adventure farm park located just over 3 miles away from the Marringdean Acres Development. It is great local day out for all the family that supports creative learning as well as having fun, which is the most important thing! They offer a number of activities for a range of ages that means that you will have  fun no matter how old you are. Whether this be having an interactive experience with the local farmyard animals, watching one of the animal encounter shows or one of the exciting playground areas this is known to be a great day out in Billingshurst. Find out more on the Fishers Farm Park website.

A further website with excellent, up to date, leisure activity information called Horsham Leisure Link is also available. This is a site that collates the majority of leisure activities and opportunities in and around the Horsham District Council area and presents them in an easy, clear to read format for the user.

If that isn’t enough for you then a full list of events in your local area can be found at Visit Sussex or alternatively you can use this BBC search function to find activities ongoing in an area tailored to suit you.

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