The C2C line train from London Fenchurch Street is the nearest train service, with Leigh-on-Sea Train Station being the nearest stop to all festival events and just a short walk up the hill. Alternatively, if on the Greater Anglian line from Liverpool Street, once in central Southend you can take an onward bus or take the short 5 minute walk to Southend Central station London bound to Leigh using C2C.
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Rayleigh – take the number 1 from opposite Rayleigh Train Station, and it brings you directly to Leigh Broadway.
Central Southend – From Southend Travel Centre, take the number 26 to Leigh Broadway.
From the M25 (Junctions 29 or 30) follow the A127 or A13 respectively. Note the average speed enforcement cameras on the A127 from the Basildon area to the Rayleigh Weir junction, from where you should follow signs to Hadleigh (via the A129). Approaching on the A13, after the Pitsea flyover keep to the left hand lane on approach to the Sadler’s Farm interchange and follow signs to South Benfleet A13, then continue to Hadleigh. Leigh-on-Sea is best approached via the A13 through Hadleigh to the Southend-on-Sea boundary then continuing until the first main set of traffic lights is reached (Thames Drive). Turn right here, then proceed to the next set of lights, turning left into Marine Parade. Carry on for about a mile until you reach the town centre (Rectory Grove). Turn right at the ‘T’ junction into Elm Road (by Poco Gelato) then right again into Broadway West by the parish church. The main entrance to the Library Gardens is then on your left next to Leigh Library. Satnav destination is SS9 2DA.
Life’s a journey – share it! At this year’s festival we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it. Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page here and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Go on, not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!
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Details on Leigh Folk Festivals 2022 disabled parking arrangements will be released soon!
The 2022 road closures will be released in late spring