Getting to and from Honywood School
These routes and maps are suggestions of how you could stop taking the car and swap to cycling, walking, or scooting to school. They don’t show every possible route and you could have fun finding a way that works for you. If you know a safe way that gets you there even quicker, that’s great! Take that route instead.
Heavy traffic zone
The highlighted heavy traffic zone on the map shows the area that will have the heaviest traffic at school time. By using alternate routes and a mix of walking and cycling, you can avoid sitting in traffic and being late for school.
Although Honywood School is on the northern edge of town, Coggeshall is a very small place. The school is very walkable from anywhere in the town. All the housing estates have footpaths which allow you to walk directly, meaning it’s no more than half a mile to school from the furthest houses. The estate approaching the school has good pavements on both sides of the roads. There are pedestrian entrances on both Westfield Drive and Honywood Avenue. The main road through the village, between Braintree and Colchester, also has a perfectly positioned zebra crossing at a main junction.
Coggeshall is small, well under a mile from one side to the other, so for any students living in the town, cycling is one of the quickest ways of getting to school. Most of the roads connecting Coggeshall to the other nearby villages are also relatively quiet, and so ideal for cycling.
The 72 bus service, between Braintree and Colchester, takes a detour off the A120 to pass through Coggeshall. It has stops in both directions around 100 metres from the back of the school along Colne and Gurton Road. Honywood School has a lot of students travelling to school by bus so there is a bus park at the back, well away from the main entrance. This means buses have no need to pass through the residential estates approaching the school, making their journeys easier, and the roads safer for walkers and cyclists.
Get rewarded for getting to school or college more sustainably
Join our 60 Day Challenge to swap the car for walking or cycling to school or college. You and your child (aged 13 and over) could win prizes including £50.00 Amazon and Love2Shop e-vouchers in our weekly prize draws just for doing the school or college run.