Hamilton Place, Walton-on-Thames
Welcome to the Hamilton Place Travel Plan Site. We’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.
This page is designed for you! Think of this page as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Local Shops and centres
- Bus stops/timetables/fares
- Train station/timetables
- Cycle routes, shops
- Events on in your local area
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give and you use is up to date.
The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in Walton-on-Thames.
The town centre of Walton-on-Thames is 1 mile away, which would take you roughly 20 minutes to walk to, 5 minutes to cycle or 13 minutes on the bus which departs every 30 minutes. There are a variety of shops to be found on the High Street and surrounding area and especially in The Heart Shopping Centre which formed a major part of the regeneration of Walton-on-Thames. You can find shops such as Debenhams, H&M, Crew Clothing, Next and Sainsburys as well as various others here. Find out more about The Heart Shopping Centre by visiting their website http://www.heartshopping.co.uk/home.
Abellio is one of the main bus service providers that operate in and around Walton-on-Thames. Your closest bus stop can be found to the south east of Hamilton Place, opposite St Johns Drive. It serves the south area of Walton-on-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames and Esher. Alternatively, the opposite bus stop further down the road serves Staines and Chertsey as well as Walton-on-Thames town centre. You can find a list of appropriate bus routes, numbers, times and destinations for Walton-on-Thames and the surrounding Surrey area on the Abellio website by clicking here.
Traveling by train could be something to think about more seriously considering how close Hamilton Place is to a major rail network that services the surrounding area and into the capital. The Walton-on-Thames station itself is just over a mile away from Hamilton Place and would take roughly 20 minutes to walk. Alternatively, you could cycle to the station in around 7 minutes. Not a bad eh? However there is also a closer station to where you live, and that is Hersham station. This is found 0.7 miles away and only takes 17 minutes to walk or 5 minutes to cycle. Both of these stations are on the same line and are serviced by a direct train to Clapham Junction. If you are moving away from the capital then alternative routes could lead you directly to Woking, Basingstoke which are a connection away to the south coast or midlands. For a full list of all train times for Hersham station, just click here.
To promote the walking routes from the development to either Hersham or Walton-on-Thames train stations, we have produced a walking route map to highlight how easy it can be to travel sustainably from Hamilton Place. This map is shown below:
If you fancy getting out and about on your bike be that for you commute to work, for exercise or a leisurely activity, the map below provide you with information on your local cycle network. The map below shows you the routes around your local area. The green routes are traffic free, whilst the purple are on road routes.
This interactive map can be found on Sustrans, which is an extremely useful website which helps to enable people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys. You can find local cycle routes close to Walton-on-Thames by clicking here, as well as an assortment of interesting information on sustainable travel options. Did you know that you live just over a mile away from a National Cycle Route? What better way to spend a leisurely summer weekend than on Route 4 of the National Cycle Route, part of a well maintained collection of cycle paths found across the UK. Route 4 can take you into London if you so desired. Why not set yourself a challenge and cycle into London? Route 4 takes you through the picturesque Richmond Park and joins the Thames as it meanders through the capital, It is under 10 miles to Richmond Park and under 20 miles to get to the heart of London, so why not send us a picture of you taking in the sites on your successful trip and we could feature you in the next newsletter or blog post!
East St Cycles
Do you need a new bike, or possibly some new bike equipment? We have teamed up with one of your local bike shops, East St Cycles, to provide you with an unmissable opportunity. If you have registered your details with us as a resident of Hamilton Place then you are entitled to a £200 gift voucher at East St Cycles. Not only that, if you are purchasing a bike with that voucher, then you can claim a further 10% off. How good is that? An offer too good to pass up most would say, so why not take a minute to register your details with your Travel Plan Coordinators by emailing email@example.com or completing the form found on the home page. Feel free to browse East St Cycles website here as you plan how to spend your £200 travel voucher.
(Please note, this offer is only available to households that have not already claimed a gift voucher from us. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 01489 668134, leaving your name, number and address)
Local Travel News
Fed up of getting stuck in traffic and being late for where you need to be? Want to find out what condition the roads are in before you leave the house? Don’t worry, your Travel Plan Coordinators have you covered again! Plan your trip before you leave by looking at some of these useful links that inform you of any accidents, roadworks or traffic jams that will affect your journey.
Via Michelin will show you the real time traffic flow in Walton-on-Thames – handy for when you are about to pop out and want to avoid any traffic!
Elmbridge Guardian is similar to the above link, but also shows you the location of any incidents clogging up the roads. Now you know which areas to avoid before you set off on your journey…
BBC Surrey Roads shows you incidents that have occurred and it also shows you the progress of clearing the incident. Helpful for letting you know when it is safe to venture out again!
What’s On In Walton?
Walton-on-Thames and the surrounding local area has some great activities on offer for a mixture of ages and experiences, so why not get active?
Taken advantage of our superb bike voucher offer? Raring to take your new or freshly serviced bike out for a spin? Why not join in a local bike ride that is taking place in Woking and give you and your bike a real workout by cycling from Woking Breeze to Ripley. This is taking place on Thursday 29th January and more information can be found here.
The Elmbridge Cycle Group organises monthly bike rides in around the Elmbridge area, and regularly posts information regarding upcoming rides. Friendly and welcoming, they are always open to new members looking to join their ranks! Find out more by visiting their website.
If you are itching for more action on your bike, then checking out http://www.goskyride.com/ could be a good idea for budding bike enthusiasts. Search for local bike rides that are taking place close to Walton-on-Thames and away you go! You can meet up with casual bike riders or push yourself and join up with experienced Sky Riders, the choice is yours. Larger, organised Sky Rides take place throughout the year across the UK and these are another good chance to have a great day out on your bike. Keep an eye out for updates on the Sky Ride home page.
Elmbridge Borough Council also have a great section on their website about local healthy activities which is highly recommended by us here at PBA. The site provides a list of things to do in and around Elmbridge Borough and involves things such as walking and cycling routes, sports clubs to join and much more. There are links to local cycle rides to try out so there is no reason not to get involved. Up to date information can be found here on Esher Borough Council’s website.
If that isn’t enough for you then a full list of events in your local area can be found at Visit Surrey or alternatively you can use this BBC search function to find activities ongoing in an area tailored to suit you.