Saffron Walden County High School
Getting to and from Saffron Walden County High 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.
Audley End Road
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 Saffron Walden County High School is on the edge of town, Saffron Walden isn’t very big, and it is at most a mile and a half from the furthest point, or half an hour’s walk. The one-way road system in the town centre makes life safer for pedestrians, as do the multiple zebra crossings, including on Audley End Road. Walkers can take a short-cut to school by using the adjacent housing estates on Copperfields.
The one-way system in the town centre benefits cyclists as they are given more space by vehicles. Many of the footpaths on the adjacent estate double as cycleways, meaning students can ride directly towards school. A short ride from the school, down mostly quiet roads, is National Cycle Network route 11, which runs on recommended quiet roads all the way up to Cambridge, from Stansted Mountfitchet.
Plenty of services run directly past the school on Audley End Road. They go to Audley End station, Stansted and Bishop’s Stortford, and all the way to Cambridge. These also take in plenty of the smaller villages where County High students live, as do the other services from the centre of Saffron Walden, only a few hundred metres away. Directly outside the main entrance to the school are bus stops on either side of the road. There are other stops next to the Copperfields lower school gate.
Although Audley End station is only about a mile and a half from the school, access to it isn’t very pedestrian-friendly. However, at least four bus services provide direct access to the station from outside the school. From the station students can travel directly to Newport, Stansted, Great Chesterford and Cambridge. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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