The Point and The Avenue are ideally located within the heart of a new and growing community. It’s probably one of the key reasons you chose to move here, and makes its easy and convenient to undertake regular local trips on foot.
The Springs – with its wide range of amenities including ODEON cinema, M&S, Boots Pharmacy, Nando’s and much more – is located directly next door to your new home. Go shopping, watch a film or grab a coffee without needing to jump in the car. Perfect!
On top of The Springs there are a huge range of local employment opportunities at Thorpe Park, meaning you could be sat at your desk within 5-minutes of leaving the house. The school run is easy too, with a number of schools in the local area are less than 30 minutes away on foot.
To help illustrate the location of a range of nearby destinations, including schools and healthcare services, we have pulled together this handy map. Take a look, and next time you are about to jump in the car, have a think about whether you could walk instead.
Planning a journey on foot
If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route on foot, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the website or app will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.
A good tool to use is Google Maps. Simply select the ‘directions’ option, enter your trip start and end point, then be sure to choose the walking icon from the travel options available.
Ramblers UK is a charity that focuses on promoting walking in the UK. Their website allows you to search for local walking routes, groups and events. A great way to discover more of the local area!
It goes without saying that walking has always been a great way of getting around, but the benefits of doing so can often be overlooked. Walking offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings, but also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion. Have a read of our article on why walking or cycling can benefit more than your health.
For more information on walking routes, groups and resources check out our useful links and resources page.