Kent TN10 3JF
Telephone: 01732 352417
There is a large free car park, which makes attending games using a car convenient.
Directions from the north, heading southbound, (M25 and A21)
At junction 5 take right-hand lanes to continue to forward onto the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks, Hastings).
After approximately five miles, branch left, then at roundabout take the second exit onto London Road (signposted Hildenborough, B245).
After about another four miles, and having driven through Hildenborough, turn left onto Dry Hill Park Road (signposted Shipbourne).
At roundabout take the first exit (left) onto A227 (Shipbourne Road, signposted Shipbourne).
At next roundabout turn left onto Darenth Avenue (first exit, left) and signposted Tonbridge Farm Sportsground.
Go down the hill on Darenth Avenue and you will come to the entrance to the car park (gates).
You will see the football ground in front of you (white building).
The car park is large and free of charge.
Tonbridge Railway Station (Southeastern) benefits from an excellent train service and is at the junction of four routes, which makes it accessible from most parts of the UK.
The usual timetable serves places along the following routes operator South Eastern, website http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
London and Sevenoaks six trains an hour
Ashford and the Kent Coast two trains an hour
Tunbridge Wells four trains an hour
Hastings Line two trains an hour
Maidstone, Strood and connections to/from North Kent one train an hour
Redhill (train operator, Southern) with connections to/from Gatwick Airport,Sussex Coast, Southern and Thameslink one train an hour
Longmead Stadium is approximately a mile and a half (45/50 minutes’ walk) from the station.
There is a taxi rank at the station (turn right on exit). A cab ride is about 10 minutes.
Directions on foot from the railway station
Turn left outside the station and walk the length of the High Street, continuing in this direction passing Bordyke (traffic lights) until reaching Tonbridge School (on the left). Cross the road at pedestrian crossing near the school entrance and proceed in the same direction, going straight ahead towards Shipbourne Road (this road starts at a set of traffic lights).
Ignore the branch to the left (London Road) and walk for approximately 10 minutes up Shipbourne Road, until reaching a mini-roundabout (junction with Dry Hill Park Road to the left and Yardley Park Road to the right).
Cross the mini-roundabout and return to the other side of the road. Continue in the same direction (towards North Tonbridge) for a few more minutes, then take the second turning left into Welland Road (just passed the Royal Oak pub).
Go down the steep hill on Welland Road and at the bottom, turn right into Long Mead Way. Stay on this road, (about half way along it bends to the left then right, before straightening out again). At the end of Long Mead Way you will come to a junction with Darenth Avenue. The entrance to the stadium is on the left (will see the gates and large car park). Head along the path through the middle towards the white buildings. The turnstiles are on the left-hand side of the clubhouse.
Buses serve the nearby housing estates, with the nearest stop served by regular services (approximately every 15/20 minutes) known as “The Pinnacles” (a former pub now a housing development). There is a bus stop close to the station which can be found by leaving via the main entrance turning right and the stop is situated outside Lidl Supermarket.
Services, which can be subject to alteration are operated by Arriva, so information will be on the company’s website http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/southeast
The route numbers are usually 218 and 219 and drivers will advise the appropriate stop.
A journey planner on Arriva’s site enables users to type in the time they are likely to be travelling. The departure point is Tonbridge Rail Station with the destination shown as “Cage Green, The Pinnacles”.
Please be aware that there are no buses returning to the Station after midweek/evening games. A taxi bookable at the train station may be a better option or you can walk. For directions please see above.