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Your Guide to Transport Options from Winterhay Lane


Welcome to Winterhay Lane

Welcome to the Winterhay Lane Travel Information site. This site is designed to assist in making your move as easy as possible.


It provides information on how to get around using public transport and other environmentally friendly methods to commute to work and school, or explore the area.

The Travel Guide Site

Winterhay Lane is situated on the north-west side of Ilminster, within walking distance of local schools, shops, leisure facilities and restaurants. Ilminster town centre is within easy reach, which provides a wide range of facilities and further transport links.

The Travel Plan

The Travel Information Site is one of many measures included in the Travel Plan produced for Winterhay Lane and agreed with Somerset County Council.

The Travel Plan is a document which contains a package of measures to encourage you to try sustainable alternatives to travelling by car.

The Travel Plan can offer real benefits not only to you, but also to the community that surrounds you. It can help to relieve local parking and congestion problems and improve public transport connections across the area.



Walking is one of the cheapest, easiest and simplest forms of
transport. Ilminster benefits from good walking facilities around the heart of the town, with most roads providing lit pavements, complemented by a number of pedestrian only paths, which allows you to easily walk to the schools, recreation ground, supermarket and bus stops.

The walking map shows where you can walk to from your home within 30 minutes. This shows that you can walk to all the amenities in Ilminster within 20 minutes, with
the nearby bus stops on Station Road easily accessible within a 5 minute walk.

There are also a number of local footpaths and public rights of way in the area which link together to create some lovely leisure routes. Did you know that you can make a lovely 5 kilometer loop via the old railway track to Herne Hill? Or how about exploring Dillington Park, just 3 kilometers east of your home.

The Green Travel Voucher you received in your Travel Information Packs enables you to select from a number of items which may assist you with walking more as part of your day to day life. This includes raincoats, shoes and rucksacks.

For more information on walking in Somerset, there is a wealth of information on promoted routes, the benefits to your health and fitness and safety tips at the Travel Somerset website:

Are you not sure how to get from your home to work on foot? You could use Goggle Maps to plan your journey. The site gives you the route required with the time it may take:

Benefits of Walking

  • Walking is a great form of exercise and can reduce the risk of heart disease;

  • Walking is a completely environmentally friendly activity; and

  • Walking is an important form of sustainable transport which costs nothing and offers a wide range of benefits to you and the community.


Ilminster and the surrounding Somerset countryside is a beautiful place to ride your bicycle with a wide variety of scenery, historic buildings and designated routes.

The map shows that you can cycle to all of the facilities in Ilminster within 10 minutes of your home. The map also highlights National Cycle Route 30 and 33. National Cycle Route 30 runs east from Ilminster towards East Coker and provides a link to Crewkerne. National Cycle Route 33 runs between Ilminster and Taunton to the northwest, and towards Chard and Axminster to the south. Both routes provide a high quality link with many off-road sections, which is especially beneficial for those recreational rides!

Explore your local community by bike!

We’re encouraging families to get more out of life – by getting on your bike and exploring the local community – for an outing at the
weekend, a trip to the local shops, part of the school run, or the daily commute. Don’t forget that your Green Travel Voucher, which you will have received in your Travel Information Pack is valid for a range of cycle equipment too!

For more information on cycling in Somerset, the Travel Somerset website provides a wealth of detail on promoted routes, the health benefits to you and information on cycle safety:

Your local bicycle shops are:


Doran Cycle Clinic, 22 North Street, Ilminster

Tel: 077339 884 826

Halfords, Unit 3, Hankridge Way, Taunton, TA1 2LR

Tel: 01823 443415

The location of the Doran Cycle Clinic is shown on the interactive map. 

Benefits of Cycling

Cycling is sociable – it provides a fantastic way to share some time with friends and family; 

Cycling is ‘green’ – you can feel good about doing your bit for the environment; 

Cycling is quick – for short journeys under 5 miles cycling is usually the fastest way to get around – and you won’t get stuck in traffic;

Cycling is cheap – no bus, train or season tickets required;

Cycling is convenient – it gets you ‘door-to-door’, with a guaranteed arrival time; and

Cycling is fun – and helps you explore your local environment.




And can reduce the risk of heart disease
Costs nothing and benefits both you and the community


Winterhay Lane is sustainably located within a comfortable
walking / cycling distance to the local schools, shops, bus stops
and the town centre. A number of these can be seen on the
interactive map below. 




Sunny Ile Pre-School
1.2km / 15 min Walk / 5 min Cycle

Greenfylde First School
1.2km / 15 min Walk / 5 min Cycle

Swanmead Community School
1.6km / 20 min Walk / 6 min Cycle

Local Amenities

270m / 3 min Walk / 1 min Cycle


Station Road Bus Stops
350m / 4 min Walk / 1 min Cycle


Stonemasons Public House
450m / 6 min Walk / 2 min Cycle


Riec-Sur-Belon Way bus stop
450m / 6 min Walk / 2 min Cycle

MawFIT Gym
700m / 9 min Walk / 3 min Cycle


Summervale Medical Centre / The Meadows Surgery
800m / 10 min Walk / 3 min Cycle

Ilminster Football Club

950m / 12min Walk / 4 min Cycle

The Bell Inn
1km / 13 min Walk / 4 min Cycle


The Golden Ocean
1km / 13 min Walk / 4 min Cycle


Co-op Food
1.2km / 15 min Walk / 5 min Cycle


Ilminster Town Centre
1.3km / 16 min Walk / 5 min Cycle


Ilminster Recreation Ground
1.3km / 16 min Walk / 5 min Cycle


The Ile Dental Centre
1.4km / 18 min Walk / 5 min Cycle

Ilminster Bowling and Tennis Club
1.4km / 18 min Walk / 5 min Cycle


1.5km / 19 min Walk / 6 min Cycle



Why Public Transport?
Public Transport can be quicker, cheaper and more convenient than using your car and provides a significant environmental benefit. Using public transport can remove the stress of finding a car parking space, sitting in traffic and the costs of owning a car. Furthermore, you can travel to your destination while you relax with a newspaper or catch-up on social media.​


Where are my nearest bus stops?

The nearest bus stops to your home are located on Station Road, approximately 350 metres away (4 minute walk) and are served
by eastbound services on the number 30, 9, S1, S2 and S3 buses. The westbound services on these routes stop on Riec-Sur-Belon
Way, approximately 450 metres away (6 minute walk). Both of these stops are shown on the interactive map. 

To check the latest journey information for these services, visit:


The 30 routes from Axminster to Taunton, via Chard and Ilminster, and stops at Axminster Railway Station and Taunton Bus Station. It offers services every 90 minutes throughout the day, Monday to Saturday.



The S1 runs between Ashill and Ilminster. It offers two services per day in an eastbound direction on weekdays only and three services westbound on weekdays only. 



The 9 runs between Crewkerne and Donyatt, via Ilminster, and offers three services per day in each direction on weekdays only.



The S2 runs between Ilminster and Shepton Beauchamp. It offers three services per day, Monday to Friday. 



The 101 provides one outbound service on weekdays at 0749 and offers a link to Rushall Primary School and Pewsey schools / rail station.



The S3 runs between Ilminster and Ilton. It offers three services per day,  Monday to Friday.


The 1 runs between Kingston Maurward and Watergore . It offers one services per day,  Monday to Friday.


The 624 provides a college service link from Ilminster to Bridgwater College. The service to Bridgwater College departs at 07:57 and the return service from Bridgwater College arrives at 17:30.


Taunton and Axminster Railway Stations are both accessible via the 30 bus. The 30 service goes to Axminster Railway Station and Taunton Bus Station, with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes to Axminster Rail Station and approximately 30 minutes to Taunton Bus Station. From Taunton Bus Station it is a 15 minute walk to Taunton Railway Station.


Taunton Rail Station benefits from GWR and Cross Country services. GWR provides two services per hour to Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter. Services to London Paddington and Cardiff operate hourly from Taunton, with two services per hour to London during peak times.

Cross Country provide hourly services to Newcastle via Bristol, Birmingham, York and Sheffield, alongside a service to Manchester Piccadilly every two hours, via Bristol, Birmingham and Stoke On Trent.

Taunton Rail Station provides car parking for approximately 193 vehicles and 20 accessible spaces, alongside 82 cycle parking spaces. The station also offers a ticket office and ticket machines, as well as step free access coverage.

To check real time rail journey information from Taunton, visit:

Axminster Railway Station is on the West of England Mainline between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids. It provides an hourly service in both directions, stopping at key destinations including Honiton, Yeovil, Salisbury and Basingstoke. The station provides car parking for 100 vehicles, with additional 6 accessible spaces, as well as 46 cycle parking spaces.

To check real time rail journey information from Axminster, visit:

For ticketing queries, visit:




Travelling with other people by car is an easy way to cut your CO2 emissions and save money. By splitting costs with your fellow passengers you will save on fuel and parking fees.

Use your time as a passenger to read or catch up on work, and of course you won’t have to find a parking space.

For more information on local car share schemes visit:

Some Safety Tips if Meeting a New Car Share Buddy

  • Avoid exchanging your full name or address before you've met someone. 

  • You're never under obligation to take a lift. If you don't feel comfortable, don't go through with the lift - even if it's been agreed. 

  • As with any activity that involves meeting new people, it's advisable to meet in a public place the first time. It's always a good idea to let friends and family know your plans too. 


Benefits of Car Sharing

  • Reduces travel costs;

A commuter who car shares with one person typically saves around £1,000 a year.

  • Reduces wear and tear on your own vehicle​;

  • Helps reduce congestion;

If half of UK motorists car shared one day a week, pollution would be reduced by 10% and traffic jams by 20%

  • Reduces stress levels related to driving; and

  • Expands social networks. 



Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular. Unlike conventional vehicles which burn petrol or diesel, EVs are powered by batteries just like your smartphone. 

The main advantage of EVs is that they produce zero-emissions when you are using them. This means that they provide local environmental benefits including cleaner air and reduced noise in urban areas. 

Today’s EVs have the latest cutting-edge technology and can drive over 200 miles on a single charge, with some able to cover over 390 miles on a single charge - that’s the equivalent of Ilminster to Scotland!


Did you know?

Every 9 minutes a new EV is registered on UK roads.

Why go electric?

Cheaper to run
Compared to petrol or diesel, electricity is cheap. Per mile an EV could cost less than a third of what a traditional car costs. 


Cheaper to maintain
Compared to a traditional car, EVs have a lot fewer moving parts, with just three main components - the on-board charger, inverter and motor. This means there are fewer things requiring maintenance and servicing is simpler, all of which saves you money. You’ll never need to change the oil again!

Better for the environment
EVs have no tailpipe emissions, and don’t even have an exhaust. 

Even when accounting for generating the electricity they use, EVs produce significantly fewer emissions than traditional cars.

Why go electric?

Easy home charging
With an EV you will never need to go to a petrol station again.
Simply plug your car in when you get home to charge overnight
and it’s ready for you in the morning.

Quiet and quick
EVs offer a smooth and quiet ride.

For more information on electric vehicles, visit:



A wide range of major supermarkets offer home delivery services to Ilminster, so why not save time, money and petrol and have your groceries delivered?

The nearest Asda superstore is in Taunton and is open 6am - 12pm. A home delivery is also available.
Creechbarrow Rd, Taunton, TA1 2AN

The nearest store is in Taunton and is open 7am - 10pm. A home
delivery service is available.
Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, TA1 1DX

An online only supermarket offering a wide range of fresh
groceries, essentials, toys and more delivered to your door

The nearest Sainsburys superstore is in Chard and is open 7am -
9pm. A home delivery service is available.
Holyrood St, Chard, TA20 2AJ

The nearest Tesco superstore is in Ilminster and is open 7am -
11pm. A home delivery service is available.
Shudrick Lane, Ilminster, TA19 0BQ

The nearest Waitrose superstore is in Crewkerne and is open
8am - 8pm. A home delivery service is available.
South Street, Crewkerne, TA18 8DA


Did you know?

Car travel for food shopping account for about 40% of all UK shopping trips by car, or about 5% of all car use in the UK!



Reducing the need to travel to work or while at work can save time and money while benefiting the environment.


If you work from home just once a fortnight you are reducing your commute by 10%, which saves you both time and money. 


Studies have shown that people who work from home have lower carbon emissions, reduce air pollution, use less petrol / diesel, use less paper, use less plastic and have a better work life balance, so why not give it a go? You may even find you are more productive as you're not being interrupted.


Remote and flexible working allows you to balance your work and home life commitments and leave you feeling great!



The Travel Plan Coordinator is available to provide you with assistance in relation to the way you travel and offer further information about sustainable transport methods available to you.

For information on walking visit:

For information on cycling visit:

Your local bicycle shops are located at:
Ilminster Cycle Repair
The Rockery North St, Ilminster
Tel: 07739 884826

Doran Cycle Clinic,
22 North Street, Ilminster
Tel: 07739 884 826 

Unit 3, Hankridge Way, TA1 2LR



For Personal Travel Planning, or any Travel Plan queries, please contact your Tetra Tech Travel Plan Coordinator.

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