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Gilberd School, The

A map showing cycle and walking routes to and from The Gilberd School

Getting to and from The Gilberd 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.


The Gilberd School

Brinkley Lane




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. 

Walking routes

The Gilberd School is very well positioned for walking with excellent pavements in all directions and zebra crossings alongside the school. The pavement along the eastern side of the school is nicely separated from the road, with trees and grass. There are pedestrian entrances on the east and south, away from cars.. The network of alleyways and footpaths on the neighbouring estate extends into Highwoods Country Park providing excellent access towards the town and railway station.  

Cycling routes

There are cycle paths down the eastern and southern sides of the school, shared with walkers. National Cycle Network route 1 runs along Brinkley Lane on the eastern side of the school, working its way across Colchester. This is perfect for getting across town, combines off-road paths with safe quiet roads and goes through Highwoods and Castle Park.

Bus routes

The number 11 service comes right past the Gilberd School, along Brinkley Lane, and has stops in both directions right on the school’s doorstep. This takes in the main Colchester train station and Colchester Park and Ride. Less than 500 metres away from the school  is Highwood Square, where plenty of other services run which serve the town centre and the rest of the north of Colchester.

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.