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Chelmer & Blackwater Group

We are the Chelmer & Blackwater Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

A slower-paced country walk through fields and following the route of the former Chelmsford Racecourse on Galleywood Common. No styles, some rough tracks. Option to visit St Michael's Christmas Tree Festival on return (£2.50 entrance in aid of church roof). NB: if you intend to visit the church please bring boot covers as it will be muddy in places.

At end of the walk tea & coffee will be available in the church. UPDATE: The Horse and Groom have a private function so they cannot offer food. 

UPDATE: If coming from Great Baddow direction beware that Watchouse Road is closed so best to use Beehive Lane.  

Saturday, 9 December 2023
Start time:
10:15 am
Estimated finish time:
12:15 pm
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
6.4km / 4.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 70286 02568
Nearest postcode:
CM2 8TR
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Start time:
10:15 am

Galleywood Common middle car park near Galleywood Heritage Centre.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking