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 routes and services
- Train services and station facilities
- 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.
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 20-30 minutes Monday – Friday, and every 30 minutes to an hour 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).
Times for Peacheries Stop: 700-Between 0700 and 2105 Monday to Friday, between 0650 and 2105 Saturday. On Sundays the bus does not stop here on the route (Relevant as of August 2022).
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 40 minutes, perfect for a family day out!
Chichester 128 Bognor Road: 51– Between 0550 and 0006 Monday to Friday, between 0635 and 0006 on Saturday, and between 0815 and 1946 on Sundays (Relevant as of August 2022).
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
For more information on bus times and routes visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables
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!
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.
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: https://chichestercityriders.co.uk/
Google maps have now added a new feature for cycle route information, visit: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-1.171276,14z
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 West Sussex Cycle Journey Planner 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
- Body Pump
For more information, please visit their website.
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:
Chichester Train Station is located approximately 1.2 miles west of your home at Cathedral Park; accessible within a 24-minute walk, an 8-minute cycle or in 6-minutes on the Stagecoach 700 service .
From Chichester Train Station, Southern Railways services run frequently to key destinations such as London Victoria (1h 30), Southampton (52 mins), Portsmouth (28 mins), Brighton (52 mins) 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
Even better, National Rail offers a text service for when you are on the move. For more information visit : www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/TTT.aspx?query=dep%20EDB
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: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/PlusBike.aspx
- 180 cycle storage spaces
- ATM machine
- Waiting room
- 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
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 4 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.