Getting to College
Cycling and Walking
You’ll find a pedestrian and cycle path at the rear of the College linking directly from Vivary Park and the town centre. There are many walking and cycling routes around Taunton, to find out more download the Taunton V6 Cycle Routes Map or visit The Taunton Area Network Campaign website.
There are several bicycle racks available on campus where you can securely lock your bike. Please do not leave your bike on campus overnight.
Life Cycle UK offers free cycling training to all Somerset residents aged 16 and over. A refundable deposit of £5 is required, although if this is a barrier you can contact Life Cycle UK to discuss it further.
They also offer bike vouchers for Somerset residents on a low income. These can be used towards the cost of a bike from On Your Bike, towards bike servicing, or for road safety kit. For further information on how to apply and the eligibility criteria visit Life Cycle UK.
If you’re interested in learning more about owning or using an electric bike, the Sustrans website provides a useful guide.
Public Transport Travel Contribution (£)
All* students travelling by public transport can claim our travel contribution to put towards the cost of their journey to Huish unless they already receive a travel award through the discretionary bursary (*restrictions may apply for Apprentices or Adult Learners).
It is important you keep your tickets/email receipts as evidence of purchases. Please visit our Bursaries & Finance page for information about how to claim either the Discretionary Bursary or our Travel Contribution (non-means tested bursary).
Huish provides a free shuttlebus service from Taunton train station to campus for train users. This runs from approximately 7.30am until 9.00am, and again from 1.35pm until 5.00pm. The shuttlebus collects from the Trenchard Way entrance at the station (near the multistory car park).
The station is approximately a 30 minute walk should you wish to walk.
You may also wish to purchase an annual 16-17 Saver Card to receive 50% discount on your rail fares, or a trainline 16-25 railcard to receive a 1/3 off rail travel.
A number of bus services come directly to the College, with other routes stopping just a short walk away.
We have put together the following information to help you plan your journey to College.
Although we have done our best to provide accurate information, please do visit www.travelinesw.com or the service providers for the latest and most accurate information or contact your local bus/rail operator.
To access Huish car parks you will need to purchase a car parking permit from the Huish shop. To be eligible for a permit you must you live outside a TA1 postcode and be in the Upper Sixth.
There are two barrier controlled car parks (including designated moped parking) at the rear of the campus, as well as additional parking at the Wyvern Club for Huish permit holders.
If you require special parking arrangements and are registered disabled holding a blue badge please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
Huish work in collaboration with Somerset Road Safety to promote safe practices amongst new drivers and moped riders.