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Birch Gate

This page contains AtoBetter travel information for Birch Gate.  Find local facilities, walking and cycling routes, public transport services and more.

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Buses

Your closest bus stop is:

Your closest bus stop is:

Goshawk Rise

First Bus routes:

  • 14A: Wymondham - Norwich City Centre - Dussindale
  • 15: Silfield - Norwich City Centre - Blofield Heath
  • 15A: Silfield - Norwich City Centre - Blofield Heath
  • 16: Silfield - Norwich City Centre - Lingwood
  • 16A: Silfield - Norwich City Centre - Lingwood

You can find up to date service announcements on Twitter for First Great Yarmouth and Facebook for First Eastern Counties.

Go to the First bus website for tickets and apps

More information on buses in Norfolk.

 

Walking

Birch Gate is within easy walking distance of many local services.

In 15 minutes you can walk to:

  • Silfield Avenue Bus Stop
  • Bridge Industrial Estate
  • Oak Tree Business Park

In 30 minutes you can walk to:

  • Browick Road Primary and Nursery School
  • Market Cross - Town Centre
  • One Stop Stores
  • Morrisons Supermarket
  • Co-op Food - Wymondham
  • Post Office Travel Money - Market Street
  • Royal Mail Sorting Office
  • Ayton Road Industrial Estate
  • Well Wymondham Pharmacy
  • Wymondham Medical Centre
  • Queens Street Dental Surgery
  • Market Place Dental Practice
  • Wymondham Health Centre
  • Windmill Surgery
  • Nature & Health
  • Ogden Court Community Hospital
  • Boots - Great Melton Road
  • Cecil Amey Opticians and Hearing Care
  • 1st Wymondham Scout and Guide Headquarters
  • Abbey Hall
  • Wymondham Library
  • Wymondham Railway Station

In 45 minutes you can walk to:

  • Wymondham High Academy
  • Robert Kett Primary School
  • Gateway 11 Business Park
  • Wymondham Business Park
  • Peppermint Dental Care
  • Wymondham Leisure Centre
  • NR Health & Fitness Club
  • Kett's Park
  • Ketts Park Community & Recreation Centre
  • North Wymondham Community Centre
  • Wymondham Abbey Train Station

 

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Cycling

Birch Gate is within easy cycling distance of many local services.

In 15 minutes you can cycle to:

  • Silfield Avenue Bus Stop
  • Wymondham High Academy
  • Browick Road Primary and Nursery School
  • Robert Kett Primary School
  • Ashleigh Primary School & Nursery
  • Market Cross - Town Centre
  • One Stop Stores
  • Morrisons Supermarket
  • Co-op Food - Wymondham
  • Lidl
  • Waitrose & Partners Wymondham
  • East of England Co-op Foodstore
  • Post Office Travel Money - Market Street
  • Royal Mail Sorting Office
  • Post Office Travel Money - Lime Tree Avenue
  • Bridge Industrial Estate
  • Oak Tree Business Park
  • Gateway 11 Business Park
  • Wymondham Business Park
  • Ayton Road Industrial Estate
  • Well Wymondham Pharmacy
  • Wymondham Medical Centre
  • Queens Street Dental Surgery
  • Market Place Dental Practice
  • Peppermint Dental Care
  • Wymondham Health Centre
  • Windmill Surgery
  • Nature & Health
  • Ogden Court Community Hospital
  • Gateway House
  • Boots - Great Melton Road
  • Cecil Amey Opticians and Hearing Care
  • Wymondham Leisure Centre
  • NR Health & Fitness Club
  • Kett's Park
  • 1st Wymondham Scout and Guide Headquarters
  • Abbey Hall
  • Ketts Park Community & Recreation Centre
  • North Wymondham Community Centre
  • Wymondham Library
  • Wymondham Railway Station
  • Wymondham Abbey Train Station

If you don't feel confident on a bike you can apply for one of our cycle course vouchers.

Your closest cycle shops are:

  • Howards Cycles, 63 Back Lane, Wymondham, NR18 0LB
  • Rehook, Unit 34, Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Hethel, Norwich NR14 8FB
  • Cranks Bicycles, Exchange Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AB
  • Norwich Bicycle Repair Co-operative Ltd, University of East Anglia, University Drive, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Mobile Mechanics who operate in this development are:

  • J Guyton Cycles
  • Moore and son cycles

You can also find information on our cycling pages.

 

Trains

Your nearest stations are Wymondham and Wymondham Abbey.

Visit the National Rail website to buy your tickets and find real time train departures from Wymondham.

Routes from Wymondham station:

Greater Anglia routes:

  • Norwich
  • Diss
  • Cambridge
  • Peterborough
  • London Liverpool Street

Getting to the station:

Wymondham station is approx. 0.9 miles from Birch Gate.

The station has two sets of five cycle stands, all of which are covered, located in the station car park.

There are 90 car park spaces including six accessible spaces. Parking is free for disabled customers parking in disabled spaces displaying a valid International Blue Badge.

Step free access to platform 1 only. Platform 2 (for trains arriving from Norwich, or towards Ely, Cambridge, and Peterborough) can only be accessed via a stepped footbridge which leads to and from Platform 1 and the entrance to the station, or to and from Stanleys Lane.

Routes from Wymondham Abbey Station:

  • Dereham

Visit the Mid Norfolk Railway website to buy tickets and find times, the Mid Norfolk Railway runs on a variety of days throughout the year.

Getting to the station:

Wymondham Abbey station is approx. 1.8 miles from Birch Gate.

 

Park&Ride

Your nearest Park & Ride is Thickthorn.

Route 501 - Thickthorn Park & Ride - Norwich City Centre - Airport Park & Ride

Thickthorn Park & Ride has 726 car spaces.

Visit the Park & Ride website for timetables, routes and fares information.

 

Liftsharing

Liftshare is a free service available to anyone who lives, works and travels in and around the UK. You could save money on your travel costs, reduce your stress and do your bit to cut congestion and pollution.

Find out how much you could save using the Liftshare calculator.

 

Contact your travel plan coordinator

Get in touch with any questions and comments by emailing AtoBetter@norfolk.gov.uk or call us on 01603 223379. You can also join our mailing list to stay up to date with all things AtoBetter.

About AtoBetter

We're delivering the Travel Plan at Birch Gate on behalf of Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes and Hopkins Homes through the AtoBetter travel plan project.

AtoBetter is working with delivery partners and the community to implement a range of measures to encourage residents to consider a wider range of choices for more of their journeys, such as walking, cycling, public transport, and car sharing.