This webpage has been produced for residents of Brimsmore, Yeovil to help you travel sustainably in and around the local area. Here you will be able to find links to maps and webpages that can help you get around and about without taking the car.
Brimsmore is located to the north of Yeovil, just a short distance from the town centre, with connections to neighbouring areas through local footway, cycling and public transport networks.
Helping you make more sustainable travel choices
Each household should have received or will receive, a travel pack which gives information on travel choices, how to reduce car use and discount vouchers for cycling equipment or motorbike training.
Bus travel vouchers
Walking is an excellent way to get around
Walking is an excellent way to get around. It’s free, reliable and a great way to fit regular exercise into your daily routine, no matter what your age or level of fitness. It requires no specialist equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes.
There is a walking group that meets up regularly in the area and is open to everyone. You can find out more about the routes, distances and how to join in visit Health Walks on the Walking for Health website.
Somerset is a wonderful county for cycling
Cycling is a fantastic way to travel, being quicker than walking (and sometimes driving) and cheaper to run than a car. It is also a great leisure pastime and a free way of getting to work or study with health, environmental, social and financial benefits. Generally, cyclists cycle on-road in this area of Yeovil and, although many of the roads are quiet some are a little steep in some areas. Plan your cycle journey here.
If you are thinking of buying a bike to commute to work or study, check with your employer to see if they have signed up for the National Cycle to Work scheme which provides loans to help employees buy their own bikes and make further savings on bike equipment.
Catch the bus
Yeovil is well connected by bus
Yeovil is well connected to surrounding towns and villages by bus to the town centre and there are hourly or better bus services to places including Chard, Crewkerne, Sherborne, Wincanton, South Petherton, Somerton, Langport, Glastonbury, Wells and Taunton.
South West Coaches provide regular bus services around Yeovil including a half-hourly service around Yeovil including half-hourly services to Yeovil Junction and Pen Mill rail stations and connecting to other towns from the bus station. You can find out more on their website.
For buses to the rail station see Train Services below.
First Bus also run regular services into the town centre and to other parts of Yeovil. Go to the First Bus Group website to find out more.
You can look up timetables, and bus stop information and plan your journey on Traveline.
If you are over 60 and/or disabled you could be entitled to free travel with a concessionary bus pass. Details are on the Concessionary bus pass page.
For all other discounts and offers contact the bus operator.
Your local bus services:
- Service 1 (First) Abbey Manor Park – Asda – Town Centre – Hospital – Cavalier Way
- Service 11 (South West Coaches) Abbey Manor Park – Larkhill – Town Centre – Bus Station
- Service 3 (First) Wessex Road – Yeovil Town Centre – Lyde Road
Bus stops and codes around Brimsmore:
The nearest stops are located at:
- Stourton Way – close to junction with Fore Park (for Service 1 and 11) sotdagpm
- Wessex Road – close to junction with Thornton Rd NE bound (for Service 3) stdantjw
Even in the busiest places, there is usually a spot to park a bike
Many car parks have dedicated areas for motorcycles, making parking easier and reducing the risk of any damage happening to the vehicle. Within Yeovil town centre, you can find provision for motorcycles at Market Street, Earle Street, North Lane and Petters Way. To find out more visit www.parkopedia.co.uk.
Yeovil has two railway stations on two separate lines serving the town
Yeovil Pen Mill Station is within easy walking and cycling distance. Turn left out of the Pen Mill ticket office and follow the cycle path through the Country Park route for the quickest route to town. Turn right out of the Pen Mill ticket office to get to Lyde Road.
- Yeovil Pen Mill Station – facilities
- Yeovil Pen Mill Station – departures
- Yeovil Junction Station – facilities
- Yeovil Junction Station – departures
Taxis can be booked through http://www.traintaxi.co.uk/.
If you are taking your bicycle on the train you may now need to book a space 2 hours prior to departure. You can find out more on the Great Western Railway website.
Buses (service 68) run to both rail stations and the Yeovil bus station.
If you don’t fancy taking the train, a cheaper option may be to go by coach
If you don’t fancy taking the train, a cheaper option may be by coach. With regular services running to various parts of the country, it can be a more financially viable option than driving a car.
National Express coaches operate a bookable service from Yeovil bus station to many locations across the country including London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff and Torquay. You can find out more on the National Express website or phone at 0871 7818181
Berrys Coaches operate a superfast service to London and excursion days from Taunton.
Taylors Coach Travel runs services both within Yeovil and further afield including day trips and sightseeing tours. Information on upcoming tours can be found in local papers.
Working from home
Reduce your need to travel by working from home if possible
Park and ride
Park and ride services are available
Brimsmore Travel Plan Coordinator
If you would like further information regarding information on any of the details on this webpage or if you have any suggestions regarding sustainable travel within Brimsmore, please contact the Travel Plan Coordinator by email at email@example.com or phone at 01823 359540.
This page is maintained by Somerset Council as part of its travel plan obligations for the Brimsmore development. Please let us know if there are any inaccuracies, improvements or ideas you would like to see added to the information above.