Cathedral Park, Chichester

Welcome to the Cathedral Park 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.

Chichester has a number of amenities located within the city centre and surrounding areas, including supermarkets, retail parks, leisure and entertainment, doctors and dentistry practices, public houses, places of worship, eateries and museums/galleries.

Bus Travel

Regular bus services provide Cathedral Park with excellent links to facilities and services in the local and wider area.

The local area is served by the 700 Stagecoach bus service between  Flansham Park, Bognor Regis, Chichester City Centre and Portsmouth. Services operate every  10- 20 minutes Monday – Friday, and every 1-2 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. A 6-minute journey on the 700 to Chichester City Centre and  Bus Station also provides connection to the 54 between Chichester and Petersfield, with a service every 2 hours Monday to Saturday.

Where to catch the bus: The nearest bus stop to Cathedral Park for the 700 is the Peacheries stop, located on Bognor Road, a 2-minute walk from your new home (as shown on the local area map).

Day out at the beach?  The 51 is accessible within a 7-minute walk via the Bognor Road stop and will take you to the seaside town of Selsey in 30 minutes, perfect for a family day out!

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!

Links to the service timetables can be found below.

  • 700 to Flansham Park, Bognor Regis, Chichester City Centre, and Portsmouth.
  • 54 to Chichester and Petersfield.
  • 51 to Chichester and Selsey

Walking

HeartSmart’ Health Walks – The HeartSmart walks programme provides volunteer-led guided walks at locations around the Chichester District with two to three walks per week throughout the year. These walks cater for all ages and abilities, offering opportunities to exercise and meet new people.  It’s ideal if you are new to walking or recovering from an illness, or even if you just want to improve your fitness!

Battle Health Walks – East Sussex Health Walks (ESHW) is run by a group of volunteers and offers a series of group health walks. It’s ideal if you are new to walking or recovering from an illness, or even if you just want to improve your fitness! Your local group offers walks around areas such as  Battle, Hailsham, Hastings and Bexhill, usually lasting around an hour. If you’re interested in joining for free with , get in touch at: eastsussexhealthwalks@tcv.org.uk

South West Sussex Ramblers – Part of the Ramblers Association , the South West Sussex Ramblers welcome new comers of any ability, with weekday and weekend walks every week. Why not explore the beauty your new area has to offer and join  their next walk. For more information, visit their website.

Bicycle Travel

A 9-minute cycle from your home connects you with the National Cycle Route (NCR) 2, which takes you west to Portsmouth or north on the NCR 88 into the West Sussex countryside alongside the River Lavant to West Dean. Why not make use of these excellent routes and explore your new area with friends and family, an excellent way to incorporate some exercise into your day too! Visit ‘Sustrans‘ to find out more on these local routes.

Local Cycling Routes –  Cycling app Komoot allows local cyclists to share their favourite cycling routes around the Battle area with information on duration ,difficulty and distances. Some of your neighbour’s favourite routes include destinations such as Bracklesham Bay, Littlehampton Lighthouse, Chichester Cathedral and Old Idsworth Church.

Chichester City Riders – The fastest growing cycling club in Chichester. Become a member on their website.

Local Amenities and Facilities

A range of amenities within your local area are easily accessible within both walking and cycling distances, Many can be found on in Chichester City Centre (17-minute walk).

Planning your Route – Planning your route around your local area could not be easier with sites like Komoot and CycleStreets, providing timed journeys customised to your fitness level, desired pace and traffic volume. It even provides information on calories burnt, an excellent way to incorporate health and exercise into your day!

Below is a table which lists some nearby amenities, their distance from Cathedral Park and how long it takes to reach by walking or cycling.

Healthcare – A number of healthcare facilities are located within walking distance of your home. These include the Cathedral Medical Practice (20 mins), Family Dental Clinic (14 mins) and the Transform Smiles Specialist Dental Clinic (5 mins). Other nearby health facilities are St. Richard’s Hospital, Langley House Surgery and The Chichester Dental Centre. 

Westgate Leisure Centre offers a gym, 2 pools, a sports hall and range of fitness classes and lessons suited to all ages and abilities, providing opportunities for both socialising and exercising. These include:

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Pilates
  • Body Pump
  • Boxercise

For more information, please visit their website.

Leisure

Chichester and the surrounding area has plenty of leisure opportunities such as:

  • Chichester Golf Club
  • Priory Park and Jubilee Gardens
  • Chichester Cathedral
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace

In addition to this, Chichester City Centre itself has a wide range of facilities with opportunities for dining, shopping and exploring Chichester’s Street Markets.

Map of the local area:

Train Travel

Chichester Train Station is located approximately 1.2 miles west of your home at Cathedral Park; accessible within a 24-minute walk or a 7-minute cycle.

From Chichester Train Station, Southern Railways services run frequently to key destinations such as London Victoria (1h 30), Southampton (55 mins), Portsmouth (37 mins), Brighton (1h) and Gatwick Airport (1h).

Network Railcard – Purchasing a Network Railcard will give you up to a 1/3 off rail fares and will allow you to travel across 16 counties (inc. London). Visit http://www.network-railcard.co.uk

Keen Cyclist? You plan your journey with PlusBike. It’s a free resource tool with all the information you need to plan a stress free journey, visit the national rail website

Station Facilities:

  • 180 cycle storage spaces
  • Toilets
  • ATM machine
  • Waiting room
  • WiFi
  • Telephone 
  • Ticket Machines
  • Refreshment Facilities

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

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

Car Sharing

West Sussex 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.

Co-wheels car club – Co-wheels is a pay as you go car hire scheme, with 5 vehicle locations in Chichester. Co-wheels is a great way to get around your local area for day trips or work events at a fraction of the price. Book by phone or simply book online. Join Co-wheels for £1 and receive £25 free driving credit!

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