Windgreen Gardens, Corfe Mullen

Welcome to the Windgreen Gardens Travel Plan Site.

Hello Windgreen Gardens resident! Welcome to your Travel Plan page

Here at Paul Basham Associates we are your ‘Travel Plan Coordinators’ which means we are here to help you make informed travel choices and provide advice on your local area and the surrounding travel opportunities.

This page intends to keep residents up to date on local information such as:

  • Local shops/centres
  • Rail timetables
  • Bus Stops and timetables
  • Cycle Routes
  • Local travel information

Much of the information provided on this page is through website links to ensure that the information we give to you is up to date, particularly with bus and rail timetable information!

Your Local Area:

Your new home is ideally positioned on the edge of Corfe Mullen and is therefore within walking distance of a number of facilities and amenities. We have provided a handy map below which gives an indication as to where you may find certain facilities.

If you are looking for things to do with your family and friends, both within your local area and a little further afield, why not visit the Day Out with The Kids website which can be found here.

Cycling:

Cycling from Windgreen Gardens is an alternative option from taking the private car. The topography of the area makes it a favourable option and coupled with the cycle routes and journeys available, we highly recommend getting out and about on your bike to explore your new area.

If you want an idea of some of the routes available and recommended in the area, visit the Komoot webpage here.

In addition to local cycle opportunities, Windgreen Gardens is located within a 12 minute cycle of National Cycle Network Route no.25. This route links with Frome and National Cycle Network Route no.24 at Longleat and runs south through Gillingham and Poole to Bournemouth. You can find out more about these routes here.

There are so many benefits that cycling can give to you and the environment, some of which are listed below:

  • Decreases your stress levels
  • Improves posture and coordination
  • Strengthens bones and improves joint mobility
  • Reduces congestion
  • Saves you money
  • Increased cardiovascular fitness

When you are cycling it is important that you stay safe and follow the highway code! We have provided a few handy tips below:

  • Look and signal to show drivers what you plan to do, make eye contact where possible.
  • Wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet that is securely fastened
  • Where possible, try to maintain a safe distance when you cycle
  • Wear high-visibility and reflective clothing and accessories at all times

Google Maps have added a feature for more improved cycle information! Find out more here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8501861,-1.171276,14z

Buses:

Corfe Mullen is well served by a number of bus routes operated by Morebus. Your closest stops are located on Wimborne Road, approximately 200m away. A summary of the route and timetable from these stops are outlined below, along with relevant links to the page.

3 – Poole – Broadstone – Highfield Estate – Hill View – Corfe Mullen

Every 30 minutes between 0715 and 2349 – Monday to Saturday and every hour between 0944 and 1944 on Sundays

Find out all the latest information here

Why take the Bus?

There are many reasons why you should started considering using the bus, such as:
– The walk to and from the bus is a great way to incorporate some physical activity into your daily routine.
– You have the opportunity to relax whilst on your journey and could even proactively use your time, such as reading a book.
– Season tickets could offer unlimited travel services and can provide cheaper alternatives than running a car.
– Contributing towards cleaner air.

Sustainable Driving:

We understand that sometimes driving is the only option. Therefore, using sustainable driving practices such as car clubs or car sharing can help save you money and reduce your impact on the environment!

Why not give lift-sharing a go. Dorset’s scheme is part of the national Liftshare network which allows you to find drivers or passengers to share your journey. This helps to save money, reduce congestion and allows you to meet new people. Find out more here.

Journey Planners:

If you need help planning your journey by car, bus, cycling, walking or train, why not use Dorset’s journey planner, available online here.

If you need help planning your journey by bike, why not use this link.

Or if you want to ask us a question, please email travelplan@paulbashamassociates.com

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