Where is it?
In a secret woodland location near Deal, Kent, the address is sent to ticket holders only. You’ll find the address on your e-ticket.
Car Parking Charge
We are now charging a £5.50 parking charge for all vehicles, this will help us improve the facilities and staffing in our busy car park. Please buy your car pass in advance on the website. Passes will be available at the gate subject to space. Book in advance to guarantee your spot and help us with the smooth running of the car park. Passes are valid Thursday - Monday and are non-transferable.
If driving to the festival is your preferred option then it is well worth checking out liftshare.com or our facebook page to grab yourself a space in a vehicle already making the journey, or to offer up space you have in your own car. A lift sharing notice board will be available at the box office for return journeys so be sure to share your spare seats if you have them.
We'd love to invite you to consider offsetting your carbon emissions for the journey. It costs surprisingly little and can easily be done by following this link:
The closest train stations to the festival are Walmer, Deal and Shepherdswell which are near-on equidistant to the site. For groups of between 3-9 people travelling off-peak, discounted rail fares can be purchased using the GroupSave initiative.
For those coming from Canterbury, Shepherdswell is only ~£6 and 18 minutes away, however taxis charge a callout to pick up from Shepherdswell, whereas taxis are usually waiting at Walmer and Deal. Below are some taxi companies who can also assist in getting you from station to site.
The Village Taxi - 07735 668686
Metered fare / Call out charge from Barham / 7 passengers max
Companies listed below can collect from Shepherdswell with a call-out charge.
From Deal and Walmer
Deal Cars - 01304 382345
Castle AI - 01304 363636
Dover Royal Taxi - 01304 202020
White Cliffs Taxi - 01304 202070
Making your way to Smugglers by bike is the perfect self sufficient adventure! Bring your own lock and pick a sensible place to secure your bike either in the woods or family camping.
Starting from Walmer train station is the safest and prettiest route and you’ll find walking directions by the wonderful Will Parsons of The British Pilgrimage Trust to guide your way. A brisk walk of an hour, or a gentle saunter of two will allow you to take in the scenery.