How to get to Lesnes Abbey Woods and what to expect when you get here

When to visit

The Woodland Festival start at 11:00 am on Saturday 16th September and finishes at 5:00 pm that day. If the weather on Saturday is especially bad we will have to cancel some activities and reschedule others. Keep an eye on this site or, even better, get free tickets on Eventbrite and you'll be kept informed of any changes.

Note that this is an OUTDOOR activity and there is no cover available. Ensure you have sun-screen, hats,  umbrellas and so on.

Food and drink will be available.

Toilet facilities are available at Lesnes Abbey Lodge.

There is a water fountain in the picnic area

First aiders will be on-site


Lesnes Abbey Woods are situated at the foot of New Road and along Abbey Road close to Abbey Wood village and the railway and underground station served by SouthEastern, Thameslink, and Elizabeth Line trains.  Buses 301, 469, and B11 stop in New Road, bus 229 stops in Abbey Road, and bus 472 stops in Gayton Road. Other options are bus 99 which stops in Woolwich Road (at the top end of the woods) and buses 180 and 244 which stop by Abbey Wood station. 

If walking from the station it will take about 10 minutes to get to the festival.  If you go the the main exit above the track where the ticket office and WH Smith shop are, leave the station, keep right and go down some stairs or use the lifts. At the bottom walk past the Abbey Arms pub and a row of shops to a junction where there is a pedestrian crossing. Cross the road and go left (east) under the flyover and along Abbey Road. After 5 minutes turn right up New Road and keep on the left-hand side. In a few minutes you will see a sign to Lesnes Abbey Woods on your left with a gate framed with a sculpture. Proceed through here and follow the path to the centre of the festival.

There is very limited on-street parking  available at weekends on Abbey Road and New Road, and it may be very difficult to find a space. We recommend that you leave your car at home if possible. There is a pay car park next to Abbey Wood station under the Harrow Manorway flyover and also in Felixstowe Road.

We strongly recommend you use the Google map opposite to locate us and get directions by car or public transport.

Lesnes Abbey, Abbey Road, London, SE2 0AX


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