Tanners Gate

Tanners Gate, Fareham

Welcome to the Tanners Gate Travel Plan Site. This page is designed for you! Think of it as your stop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
– Rail routes and timetables
– Cycle routes and shops
– Bus stops and timetables
– Local Shops and centres
– 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 you is up to date.

The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in Titchfield Common.

Site Accessibilty Map

Site Accessibilty Map

Your closest town centre is Fareham, which is 4 miles away. There are various ways to get there, including the train which takes only 6 minutes! The Locks Heath centre is 1.4 miles away (28 min walk/7 min cycle) where you can find a Waitrose supermarket, Iceland, McColls convenience store, a bakery, pharmacy, bank, post office, petrol station and florist.

Park Gate is a 10 minute cycle from Tanners Gate and has a Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Takeaways, Cafe’s, Convenience store, including a Post Office. So if you can’t find what you’re looking for at Locks Heath, why not cycle to Park Gate?

Whiteley Shopping Centre is just under a 20 minute cycle away. Whiteley Shopping Centre offers late night shopping until 8pm and has a variety of shops, along with restaurants and cafe’s, such as Topshop, Vision Express, Boots, Frankie & Benny’s, Starbucks and Marks and Spencer’s. For more information on whats available at Whiteley visit their website.

Within the immediate vicinity of Titchfield you can reach the Sir Joseph Paxton Pub on Hunts Pond Rd by a 4 minute walk, a McColls on Hunts Pond Rd by an 8 minute walk, a small retail park with an Argos, Dunelm Mill, Furniture Store, Toy Store, PC World, B&Q, Halfords and Pets at Home all within a 20 minute walk or 7 minute cycle.

Why not try visiting one of these local places by bike this summer and explore what’s around your local area!

Car Share

If you enjoy the convenience of a car but want to save some penny’s and help the environment why not think about car sharing.

Car sharing is when two or more people share a car and travel together. Car-sharing is a simple way to cut the costs of fuel and parking, reduce congestion and pollution, and cut the stress of driving.

Hampshire have a dedicated car-sharing website, hants.liftshare.com where you can search for people to get a lift with or promote yourself as a driver wishing to offer someone a lift.


If you fancy hopping on the train, then Swanwick station is your closest, just under 2 miles away (38 min walk/11 min cycle). From here you can get direct trains to Southampton, Portsmouth, London and Brighton. Perfect for your commute to work, a day out or that weekend away.  Visit National Rail Swanwick for live departure and arrivals information.

At Swanwick station there is a car park, sheltered cycle storage, a staffed ticket office for most hours and a waiting room, making it a convenient option for commuters.

You can also create a pocket timetable here which allows you to create a personalised timetable for up to 3 selected departures and/or arrivals including Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This timetable can be downloaded as a PDF and printed.

Below is a timetable for key destinations from Swanwick station however these trains also pass through Fareham, Porchetser, Cosham, Havant, Chichester, Worthing, Lancing, Hamble, Woolston, Bitterne and many more. Visit the National Rail website to find out more specific information about YOUR journey.

Swanwick Railway Station Timetable

Swanwick Railway Station Timetable


If you fancy getting out and about on your bike be that for your commute to work, for exercise or just for fun 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.

Fareham's Local Cycle Network

Fareham’s Local Cycle Network

This map can be found by visiting Sustrans at http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map and typing in your postcode. Sustrans is an extremely useful website which helps to enable people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

Did you know that you live just under a mile away from a National Cycle Route! This route can take you along the Hampshire County coastline and eventually links Dover in Kent to St Austell, In Cornwall (Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to do that, its nearly 320 miles!).  Why not hop on your bike and cycle to Southampton or Portsmouth via the ferry’s. 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!

Fareham Borough Council (FBC) offer their own cycle route map here. This map includes places of interests, and bicycle storage locations as well as routes.

Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) also offer an interactive cycle mapping website, whilst your home is not in EBC, cycle routes may take you there this map could prove useful.

You can also visit My Journey Hampshire for maps and guides on cycling within Hampshire.

Peter Hansford Cycles

Hopefully you are all familiar with this name. Peter Hansford Cycles in conveniently located in Park Gate (30 min walk/9 min cycle). The store has a complete range of cycles for all ages and styles. We have teamed up with Peter Hansford Cycles to provide you with an unmissable opportunity. If you have registered your details with us as a resident of Tanners Gate then you are entitled to a £50 gift voucher at Peter Hansford Cycles (one per household). Not only that, if you are purchasing a bike with that voucher, then you can claim a further 10% off.  An offer too good to pass up some might say, so why not take a minute to register your details with your Travel Plan Coordinators here and we can get you on your saddle in no time.

(Please note, this offer is only available to households that have not already claimed a gift voucher from us. For more details please email travelplan@paulbashamassociates.com or call us at 01489 668134, leaving your name, number and address)


There has been an update in your local bus services. The X4 route has slightly changed, this route can now only be accessed by Warsash Rd. The changes made to this service have made the service even more reliable, with an increase in frequency!

From your home in Tanners Gate you can access the First Hampshire X4 route on Warsash Road at the Locks Heath Recreation Ground (head South on Hunts Pond Road, at the end of the road turn right. A bus stop will be on either side of this road (Warsash Road)).

A full service summary of the X4 can be found here. This includes weekday, Saturday and Sunday timetables (make sure you choose the right timetable for your day of travel!).

Whats on in your local area?

See what’s going on in your local area. A full lists of events in Hampshire can be find here.

See if you can add any of these events to your calendar. You’ll get to know your local area, or just have a bit of fun, and for some join in on international events!

Local Travel News

This section is intended to keep you moving. Below provides links to travel updates in your local area.

National Rail Enquiries To search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator e.g. Southern.

My Journey Hampshire – ROMANSE (ROad MANagement System for Europe) provides up to the minute traffic and travel information in and around the Hampshire area. If you car share or are thinking about car sharing check out ROMANSE for your latest travel update or if the roads aren’t looking good, why not consider using the train, cycling and walking instead? Check out journey times, calories burnt and carbon emissions saved using our travel planner.

BBC Roads Hampshire – Live information on traffic and travel incidents. If you see the traffic is bad, why not hop on the train or grab your bike. You’ll beat the traffic and save congestion and pollution!

Solent Go! – Daily, Weekly, Monthly Travel card for Hampshire. With 9 operators you can hop on and off almost every bus in South Hampshire!

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