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Croft Gardens

Croft Gardens is located just North of Hyde End Road in Shinfield. It is part of the South of the M4 Strategic Development Location and is being built by Taylor Wimpey Homes and David Wilson Homes. This page contains key travel information that can be used by residents of Croft Gardens and the surrounding local area.

Journey Planner

Have you seen our Journey Planner - this is a useful tool when planning any journeys by foot, cycling or by public transport for up-to-date travel information.

Bus Travel

Croft Gardens is served by the Leopard 3, Leopard 3b and Leopard 10. 

The Leopard 10 travels between Reading town centre and Shinfield, the Leopard 3 travels the same route as the Leopard 10 but also travels onwards to Wokingham town centre via Arborfield and Finchampstead.  There is also the Leopard 3b which travels the same route as the other two buses but also travels onwards to Arborfield, Finchampstead then onto Bracknell.

The nearest Leopard 3/3b bus stop is located on Hollow Lane, approximately 20 minutes walk from Croft Gardens. Hollow Lane is served by the Leopard 3 with up to three buses an hour travelling to Reading and one bus an hour travelling to Wokingham.  The Leopard 3b travels to Bracknell once an hour.

The Leopard 10 travels to Reading once an hour and stops in Croft Gardens. The bus stop is located on Albert Close within the Croft Gardens development.

Bus Times

The Leopard 3, Leopard 3b and Leopard 10 timetable can be found on the Bus Timetables page or on the traveline southeast website.

'Shinfield Opp School Green' is the stop nearest to Croft Gardens to catch the Leopard 3 or the Leopard 3b.

'Spencers Wood, Albert Close' is located within the Croft Gardens development and can be used to catch the Leopard 10 to Reading.

Bus Fares

Bus fare information can be found on Reading Buses website.

If you are planning to travel further afield than Reading or Wokingham, please visit traveline southeast for journey planning information.

Train Travel

Reading station is located on Station Hill, Reading, RG1 1LZ and is served by the leopard 3 and leopard 10. Rail services from Reading station travel to a large number of destinations across the UK.

Approximate travel times to Reading station from Hollow Lane:

Bus (Reading Buses Leopard 3/3b or 10)

25 - 35 minutes


30 minutes

Information on train destinations, times and fares can be found on the operator websites, South Western Trains and Great Western Railway.


The nearest cycle shop to Croft Gardens is Rotec Cycles which is located on School Green (B3349). Rotec Cycles is approximately a 10 minute cycle or a 30 minute walk from Croft Gardens.