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Latitude Festival 2017: How do I get to Henham Park?

PUBLISHED: 14:37 13 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02 13 July 2017

This year's Latitude Festival is under way. Photo: Contributed

This year's Latitude Festival is under way. Photo: Contributed

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First check tickets, second check wallet, third check mobile phone, fourth check tent and fifth check overnight bag.

You’re all set for this year’s Latitude.

For those making the trip for the first time to Henham Park the distances locally are :

• Blythburgh: two miles

• Southwold : five miles

• Halesworth: six miles

• Darsham: seven miles

• Beccles: 10 miles

• Lowestoft: 15 miles

• Norwich: 26 miles

• Ipswich: 34 miles

But what are the best arrangements to make?

By Car

Be aware, there are many routes into the site itself with each depending on the purchased ticket, so be careful with entering the sat-nav code to avoid going in the wrong queue.

The best advice is to check your entry point beforehand and also be vigilant for the temporary roads signs as you approach the location.

Car sharing will also help to be more environmentally friendly. Anyone who hasn’t yet confirmed their travel arrangements can organise to car share with Liftshare. The quickest 100 people to sign up can use the priority car park – located nearer to the venue than the main car park.

Be warned – there are ‘Tow-away’ vehicles in operation to remove any cars stationed illegally.

By Coach

Big Green Coach, is the only official coach company with authorised to access the official coach park – and will pick up festival-goers across 19 locations. This is the only coach company authorised company to access the Latitude official coach park which is closer to the actual venue.

Weekend coach travel to Latitude is available from: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coventry, Ipswich, Leeds, London (Victoria Coach Station), Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton and Swindon.

By train

The nearest station is Diss.

People can remain informed about train timetables via Greater Anglia.

There will be shuttle busses from the station provided by Latitude Buses.

On Foot

There is no pedestrian access to the site. The advice by authorities is wear reflective clothing to ensure visibility for anyone walking onto or offsite.

Private coach parties

Anyone who has made any arrangements must email in advance the following the number of people arriving, the date of arrival, the size of vehicle. Taxis

These will be stationed at Yellow Gate One. The driver must have a badge, the vehicle must display the word Taxi on the roof, as well as a taxi-meter designating the price to pay.

Those hiring a private vehicle are warned by authorities that the driver must have a badge or ID.

By Bike

These are located close to the Orange Gates at the Stables on site.

Shuttle Bus Services

The following services are available:

SOUTHWOLD SHUTTLE BUS (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Via Reydon and Wangford

First bus from Southwold 9.20am

Last bus from festival 12.30am

Every 30 minutes to 2.50pm then hourly.

Adult single £3 per day and adult return £5 per day.

KESSINGLAND SHUTTLE BUS (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Via Wrentham and Wangford

First bus from Kessingland 9.44am

Last bus from festival 11.25pm.

Every hour. Adult single £3 per day and adult return £5 per day

Issues carrying your luggage to the campsite?

Don’t fret. There are charity concierge festival taxis to carry any bags for festival-revellers. These are available from Thursday 11am until Monday afternoon.

There are 12 ‘festival taxi stops’ which are located at the entrances and throughout the site.

The ‘concierge festival taxis’ are golf buggies, seating 6 persons.

For any more information – the advice is to speak to ‘Festival Taxi HQ’ – which is located between family and red camping.

By Air

Th nearest airport is Norwich International Airport, flying to and from Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK. There are additional flights to Europe on the airport’s website.

Stanstead Airport offers more flights domestically and internationally – and is located 80 miles, roughly two hours drive from Latitude.

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