Forest Hall School
Getting to and from Forest Hall 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.
Forest Hall 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 Forest Hall School is on the edge of town, Stansted Mountfitchet is fortunate to have an excellent network of footpaths, cutting through estates and over the railway. There’s a pelican crossing on Church Road directly outside the school. The town benefits from being pretty small, the school is just over half a mile to the Stansted Mountfitchet station and town centre. The various green spaces en-route help make the walk more pleasant.
Many of the footpaths on the adjacent estate double as cycleways, meaning students can ride directly towards school. Barely half a mile away from the school, in the centre of Stansted is National Cycle Network route 11 which runs on recommended quiet roads all the way up to Cambridge. The pelican crossing directly outside the school is also handy for cyclists arriving at school, meaning they don’t have to turn right on the road.
The 510 service runs directly past the school, around the adjacent housing estate and onto Bishop’s Stortford. There are stops on both sides of Church Road directly outside the school, with a pelican crossing linking them. Other services, towards Elsenham, Saffron Walden and smaller villages, are available a short walk away in the centre of Stansted Mountfitchet.
It’s well under a mile walk to Stansted Mountfitchet station, with pavements all the way on suburban roads. The station is a key stop between London and Cambridge, more relevant for students coming from Bishop’s Stortford and Elsenham. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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