Brooklands Park, Ashford

Welcome to the Brooklands College Travel Plan Site.

We’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.

On this page you can find information on the following:

  • Local shops and centres
  • Bus services and stops
  • Train station facilities and services
  • Cycle routes, pedestrian routes
  • Amenities and services available within your area.

Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give and you use is up to date.

Ashford has a number of amenities located within distance of Brooklands College, most of which are located along Church Road and the surrounding areas, including supermarkets, Ashford hospital, doctors and dentistry practices, public houses, places of worship and restaurants/eateries.

Bus Travel

The closest bus stops to your home are approximately 180m east and west which can be reached via a 2 minute walk. The location and name of these stops are shown on the map below.

3 services are operated on behalf of Transport for London: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/stations-stops-and-piers/

117: West London Mental Health Trust to Staines Bus Station

216: Kingston to Staines

And the 555 Bus service from Whiteley to Heathrow is operated by Diamond Buses http://www.diamondbuses.com/south-east/bus-services/555/

Plan your bus journey with Traveline South West to show routes, timings and how to find the right bus stops to assist you to your destination!

The bus operator in your area is Travel for London and Diamond Buses; see the Useful Contacts chapter for further information.

Walking

Walk & Cycle For Health

Spelthorne Borough Council are encouraging residents to improve their health by taking up walking or cycling. This scheme is free and provides a number of guided walking and cycling routes around the local area. Visit http://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/17514/Active-lifestyle-and-healthy-living-/ to book your walk/ cycle now.

Ramblers Association

Come and be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity. The Staines, Kingston and Richmond groups of the Ramblers Association are 3 of 16 groups in Surrey. These groups provide guided walks for everyone which provides a great opportunity to make new friends! Visit http://www.ramblers.org.uk for information on when the next walks are.

Bicycle Travel

Cycling from Brooklands College is quick and easy. Did you know that it is approximately a 2 minutes cycle to Ashford Train Station and an 11 minute cycle to Staines Train Station

National Cycle Network routes 4 and 61 run in the vicinity of your new home. Route 61 provides access north of the site through Uxbridge, Watford and Welwyn Garden City. Route 4 provides access east of the site, which travels through Kingston- Upon- Thames and into Central London. Visit sustrans.org.uk to find out more. Local cycle routes are available at http://www.surreycc.gov.uk.

Travel Gift Voucher

A £50 cycle voucher is available to each household to be spent on purchasing a bicycle or cycle equipment at Hoops Cycles!

Your local Hoops Cycles address is:

12-14 New Zealand Avenue

Walton-on- Thames

KT12 1QD

Hoops Cycles is accessible via a 29 minute cycle or a 48 minute bus journey via the 555 bus service. For more information please visit:

http://www.hoopsvelo.com/walton-on-thames-store/

Local Amenities and Facilities

Your new home is well located within Ashford Town Centre with an array of facilities including retail outlets and eateries. Staines-upon-Thames is also located circa  4.8km to the south west which includes the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre and a host of other retail and leisure facilities.

Leisure

The Ashford area has a number of leisure opportunities such as Ashford Tennis Club, Ashford Manor Golf Course, King George’s Fields and Spelthorne Sports Ground. In terms of dedicated fitness and leisure facilities near, you can choose from Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Meadhurst Club, and  Spelthorne Leisure Centre.

Healthcare

Several healthcare facilities are located within reach from your home. These include the Studholme Medical Centre (2 minutes walk away) and Ashford Hospital (22 minute walk away). There are also a number of other pharmacies and medical centers along church Road.

Education

A number of education facilities are located within reach from your home suitable for all ages. These include Clarendon Primary School, St Michael Catholic Primary School and Thomas Knyvett.

The map shows you some of these facilities nearby to Brooklands College.

The below table highlights some of the local facilities and their approximate walking distance and time and cycle time from the main site entrance. Walking times are calculated at a speed of 80m per minute with cycle times 240m per minute. 

AmenityApproximate Walking DistanceWalking Time (minutes)Cycle Time (minutes)
Studholme Medical Centre140m21
Bus Stops (on Church Road)180m21
Ashford Hospital1.8km228
Clarendon Primary School320m42
Thomas Knyvett College1.1km145
Ashford (Surrey) Rail Station480m72
Closest Convenience Store (Co-Op on Church Road)75m11
Saint Michael’s Catholic Church Ashford180m21
Bank (Natwest)380m52
Eateries (on Church Road)80m11

Travel By Train

Ashford Railway station is only a short 7 minute walk or 2 minutes cycle from Brooklands College. This provides an easy link to a range of locations including: ·Four services per hour to London Waterloo; ·Two Services per hour to Weybridge; and ·Two services per hour to Windsor and Eton Riverside.

Station Facilities:

  • Pay phones (Card and Coins)
  • Post Box
  • Refreshment Facilities
  • Toilets
  • National Key Toilets
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Ramp train access
  • Car Park
  • Cycle Storage
  • Ticket Machines
  • Customer Help Points

For information about facilities at Ashford Train Station, visit: National Rail

For live departure information from Ashord Train Station, visit the National Rail Departure Board

Car Sharing

Surrvey Carshare – Join for free. Save money by sharing costs with other people – a commuter can typically save around £1,000 a year by carsharing. Reduce stress and cut your carbon footprint at the same time. To join, visit their website.

Free Personalised Travel Planning

If you need help planning a journey from your home at Brooklands College around your local area, whether it be to the supermarket, school, doctor’s surgery or workplace, we can provide you with a free travel planning service to advise you on safe and convenient routes to reach your destination. If you would like to request this, please fill in the below form, describing where your destination is, and we will endeavor to get back to you shortly.

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