Sun Park has a good location for accessing the local shops and community facilities of Farnborough. North east of the development, off Sandy Lane, is a Co-operative food store, post office and various other services. South east of the development in Farnborough town centre, is an ASDA superstore, a retail park, and Farnborough college. Guillemont Junior School is also easily accessible, located just behind the development. As a resident of Sun Park, you are ideally located for accessing many of these local facilities and employment areas on foot or by bicycle.

One of the best things about walking is that it is FREE! Many places also offer free, secure bike parking. By walking and cycling, you can avoid parking and petrol charges, and also save yourself from having to buy a gym membership! By walking and cycling to your destination, you are also actively improving your environment. Active travel produces no pollution, and also reduces local traffic and congestion.

Active travel is great for your mental and physical health and is an easy way to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of daily physical activity! Some of the health benefits of physical activity include:

  • Improved health – strengthened immune system
  • Good for your heart and lungs
  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Increased energy levels
  • Weight loss
  • Can count as part of your recommended exercise (5 x 30mins per week).
  • Has the potential to cut your risk of heart disease by up to 50% and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The NHS website Change4Life has loads of ideas to help you get out and be more active, as well as information on how to make healthier food choices.


Getting Around

Click on the image link to a see a plan of the area with walking and cycle routes to key local destinations highlighted.


Alternatively, the Traveline website is a great source for planning your journey and offers a variety of options for travel along with maps of the area.



Whether you are a keen walker or a beginner, have a look on the Ramblers website to find your local walking group, recommended routes across the UK, and keep up-to-date with the latest news with their Walk Magazines. Walking does not just have to get you from A to B, but can also be a great way to get to explore your local area. Click here to see some interesting walking routes in your local area!



As a resident of Sun Park, you are ideally situated to cycle around your local area, whether that be to quickly nip out to the shops, or to join the ever-increasing number of people who cycle to work or school. Click here to see your local cycle routes!

Resident Cycle Voucher

To encourage you to consider cycling as a realistic and affordable alternative to the car we are offering you a free cycle voucher worth £50 (included in your Residents Travel Pack) to help you get started. The cycle voucher can be used to purchase anything from Chain Reaction Cycles.

Local Cycle Groups

For those who fancy meeting some new people and taking in the local scenery, try joining a local cycle group such as…

The North Hampshire Cycling Club who organise rides for all abilities with listings on their website of forthcoming rides and distances.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a speedier, more lycra clad group, look up the Farnborough and Camberley Cycling Club.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Have you considered cycling to work, but you don’t have a bike? The government cycle to work scheme provides the opportunity for you to purchase a bike through your employer and make savings on the VAT.  Savings can vary but you can save approximately 40% on the purchase of your bike.  For more information, go to the Cycle Scheme Website.

Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are a great, eco-friendly alternative to driving that allows you to avoid traffic jams and the hassle of finding a parking space! They are great for commuters, as the electric boost can help you keep up with the rest of the road traffic. If you are interested in purchasing an electric bike, Silvester Brothers have a store in Farnborough, just 1.5 miles from your home! They sell a wide variety of E-bikes, MTBsroad or kids’ bikes.