The High Weald Retreat Centre is located six miles from Rye and ten miles from Hastings in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

It's quicker by train - the A21 can be congested.

From Charing Cross, Waterloo, and London Bridge (the latter is currently subject to restrictions due to building works) take any Hastings train and alight at Robertsbridge or Battle. Journey time from London is approx 75 mins. Battle has two services an hour, Robertsbridge one service per hour

From either of these stations we are approx 20 mins away by taxi. It is necessary to pre-book your taxi.

Buddy's Taxis: Tel: 01424 777782, mob: 07927 633348
J J Cars Tel: 01424 774574
Battle taxis: Tel: 01424 777222;
Abbey Taxis: 01424 777776

From London St Pancras trains run to Ashford International from where you must change to connect to Rye. Total journey time is approx 75 mins.

From Rye we are approx 15 mins by taxi. We recommend you pre-book your taxi.

Rye Taxi service: 07774 633 046;
Rother Cabs: 01797 224554
David's Taxi: 01797 230388
Castle Cars: 07804 231164


If you plan on driving, please let us know your intended route and if you are willing to pick up extra passengers from your locality or en route. Thank you.

From London: follow M25 than A21 south to Hastings as far as Flimwell. Turn left at the traffic lights on the A268 signposted Hawkhurst. Follow through Hawkhurst to Northiam, then follow the A28 through the village. On leaving Northiam, take the B2068 to the left signposted Rye. After approx 1 mile, you will come to a junction: take the right hand turn on the B2165 signposted Brede and Staplecross. After about half-a-mile, you will see a red post box on your right hand side; turn left opposite, down Watermill Lane. We are the second house on the right.

From Hastings: Take the A21 northwards and after passing Sainsbury's on your left take a right turn onto the A28 towards Tenterden. Follow through Westfield and Broad Oak until you come to a staggered junction with a left fork to Staplecross (B2165); about 50 metres further on there is a right hand turn to Rye on the B2165. Follow this for approx one mile until you see a red post box on the left hand side; turn right here down Watermill Lane. We are the second house on the right.

  • Phone: 01797 253485
  • Email: info@highwealdretreatcentre.com