Walton Gate is well connected to the rest of the area for both walking and cycling; with Walton and further areas of Trimley and Felixstowe being within a relatively easy walking distance. Walking is such a great way to get around and the best thing is that it’s also free! Local facilities, such as; local schools, the doctors, dentist, local shops and public houses are all within reasonable walking distances – download your local area map here.
There are many benefits to brisk walking, the distance doesn’t have to be too far, just enough to get your heart beating faster. Benefits can include;
• Help maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity;
• Lower the risk of chronic diseases and high blood pressure;
• Improving your mood and wellbeing; and
• Encouraging and improving your creativity!
Close to Trimley Train Station, you will find Trimley Marshes which is one of Suffolk’s wildlife nature reserves. Trimley Marshes is one of the best wildlife sites in the county, located right on your doorstep! There are some wonderful places to explore within the marshes.
Cycling can be a great alternative to walking as it makes more areas even more accessible as well as being faster- it can even be quicker than driving in some cases!
Felixstowe Town Centre is just a nine minute cycle ride from Walton Gate, which provides a variety of local services and facilities. For those with a little more stamina, cycling to Ipswich would take about an hour at an average pace. To plan a cycling journey, take a look at our app and website suggestions at the bottom of the page.
National Cycle Route 51 and Regional Cycle Route 41 both run along High Street. Cycle Route 51 is a 209 mile long route running from Colchester/Harwich across the country to Oxford. The route runs through towns and cities such as Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Bicester. Find out more about National Cycle Route 51 here.
Additionally, you can find out more about Regional Cycle Route 41 through this link. This cycle route runs from Woodbridge to Felixstowe and then on to Snape, the route guides you through some outstanding areas of natural beauty.
• Improving wellbeing by relieving stress;
• Helping prevent chronic and life-threatening illnesses;
• Can be more cost effective than running a car. Did you know that maintaining a bike for a year costs twenty times less than maintaining and driving a car; and also;
• Reduces congestion and pollution on our roads.
Residents, don’t forget by completing this short travel questionnaire, you can claim an active travel voucher to spend at Wiggle.co.uk. So, if cycling isn’t for you, why not purchase some comfortable shoes to walk in or a waterproof jacket for those rainy days?