Welcome to The Orchards, Southbourne Travel Plan Site.
This page is designed to give you the best, easiest and most up-to-date information about travel and facilities in your area in order to make the most of what it has to offer! On this page you can find information relating to:
- Local Shops and centres
- Railway stations and information
- Bus stops/timetables/fares
- Cycle routes, shops and vouchers
- Events on in your local area
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, ensuring that the information we give, and you use, is up to date.
The accessibility map of the local area highlights some of the key facilities within walking and cycling distance from your home:
There are plenty of walks in your local area for you to explore!
Thorney Island Circular Walk If you love the sea views, why not try the Thorney Island circular walk. The walk starts along Queen Street, Emsworth and routes around the whole of Thorney Island, making the walk approximately 8.5 miles. There are plenty of refreshments along the way with cafes and pubs along the route.
If you’re wanting to get into walking or already have a passion, take a look at these groups which operate in your local area:
- Walking for Health– Short, safe, and sociable walks in the local community, why not try today and start exploring. For more information visit: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
- Ramblers Association– Britain’s biggest walking charity. Become a member of Ramblers association and join your local area group. For more information visit: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/
These groups are a great way to start a new hobby and meet likeminded people. Walking for Health is free to attend and suitable for all abilities. All walks are led by trained leaders who are there to offer support and information. Local walks to Southbourne include walks in Havant on Tuesday mornings and walks in Emsworth on Wednesday mornings.
To find out more information and see all the walks available in your local area, visit: https://www.havant.gov.uk/walking-health-scheme
Cycling from Southbourne is quick and easy. Did you know that National Cycle Network (NCN) route 2 can be accessed approximately 1.3km south of your home. This route is a long-distance cycle route which runs in sections across the south coast between Kent and Cornwall. The section of the route close to your home connects you to Chichester in the east and Emsworth and Havant in the west.
NCN route 22 is also a long-distance route which runs between Brockenhurst and Banstead and can be accessed from Havant where it connects with NCN route 2.
Find out more about the routes in your local area at www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network
Google have also added a new feature to help provide updates on cycle traffic information, making journey planning easier. Take a look at: email@example.com,-0.9211539,31899m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e3
Emsworth Cycles is the closest bike shop to your home and is located on North Street, Emsworth. The shop offers a range of services, repairs and bike equipment and accessories.
Find out more at: http://www.emsworthcycles.co.uk/Emsworth_Cycles/Home.html
Travelling by bus
Your local bus stop is Breach Avenue which is located around 350m (4-minute walk) from your home. Further services can be reached from Southbourne Railway Station bus stop (a 13-minute walk from your home) and St John’s Church bus stop (a 16-minute walk from your home). A summary of the services available from these bus stops is provided below:
|28A||First Bus||Horndean Technology College||Morning and Afternoon service||No Service||No Service|
|641||First Bus||Oaklands Catholic School||Morning and Afternoon service||No Service||No Service|
|56||Stagecoach||Chichester||Every 90 minutes||Every 90 minutes||No Service|
|700||Stagecoach||Portsmouth/Chichester||Every 30 minutes||Every 30 minutes||Every 30 minutes|
Did you know that purchasing your bus tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App could save you up to 40%!
Buying and using a ticket on the app is quick and easy to do. It’s faster and more convenient than buying on the bus because you don’t have to wait for the driver to issue your ticket and process your payment. Once your ticket is purchased you can activate it once you are ready to travel. No need to worry about change as you can pay safely and securely using your card, PayPal or Apple Pay or Android Play.
Travelling by Train
Southbourne Railway Station (SOB) is located approximately 1km from your home at The Orchards; accessible within a 12-minute walk or a 3-minute cycle
A variety of train services run through Southbourne Railway Station which can be used for both commuter and leisure travel. The main services are outlined below:
|Destination||Operator||Approximate Journey Time||Frequency|
|Portsmouth and Southsea||Southern||20 minutes||2-3 per hour|
|Southampton Central||Southern||45 minutes||1 per hour|
|Littlehampton||Southern||30 minutes||1 per hour|
|Brighton||Southern||1 hour||1 per hour|
|London Victoria||Southern||hour 45 minutes||1 per hour|
To plan your journey by train, why not use national rail journey planner to find the best services to suit you! https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
You can also check if you can bring your bike along on the journey, through PlusBike. Plusbike is a free resource tool with all the information you need to plan a stress-free journey, visit: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/PlusBike.aspx
Have you got a 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 www.network-railcard.co.uk
Further railcards including 16-17, 16-25, 26-30 and family and friends cards are available at: https://www.railcard.co.uk/
The map below provides a clear overview of bus, pedestrian and cycle routes in your area: