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A map showing cycle and walking routes to and from The Thomas Lord Audley School The Thomas Lord Audley School

Getting to and from The Thomas Lord Audley 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 Thomas Lord Audley School

Monkwick Avenue




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 Thomas Lord Audley School is nestled between three housing estates and is well positioned for walking to any of these estates. The off-road footpaths come from all directions and run around the neighbouring army land. The roads nearby have pavements on both sides. The entrance to the school on Monkwick Avenue has a separated pedestrian entrance.  

Cycling routes

The Thomas Lord Audley School is very fortunate that there’s a cycle route running down the western, southern and eastern sides of the school, with half for cyclists and half for walkers. This is part of the network around the southern half of Colchester, joining the town centre and the university. There are also other cycle routes feeding into them, running around the nearby military land.

Bus routes

The nearest bus stops to the school are on the corner of Monkwick Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Way, about 300 metres from the school. Buses serving these stops run around the south of Colchester. Slightly further away are the services on Mersea Road. These are very regular and run into the town centre from the outlying villages, like Abberton and Mersea Island. On the western side of the school, a short walk on an off-road path is Berechurch Road. This has bus stops for other suburbs of town and villages like Layer-de-la-Haye.

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.