Other Walks

Fancy something different? The walks listed below are offered by bodies other than Heart and Sole.

Please note that Chelmsford City Council does not take responsibility for these walks and has no control over the way they operate.


Walking for Health in Mid-Essex

Did you know that Heart & Sole isn’t the only Walking for Health accredited scheme in the Mid-Essex area? There are also walks in Maldon and Braintree.


Maldon Fitsteps offers a choice of walks, three times a week across the Maldon District and the South Chelmsford locality. For further information please contact the Fitsteps Co-ordinator:
Tel: 01621 854477
Mob: 07960 168859
Email: fitsteps@maldon.gov.uk
Web: Maldon Fitsteps


Braintree District Walkabout are a group of volunteers and residents who have set up a new volunteer walking group. They will be running regular walks in areas such as Coggeshall, Witham and Great Notley. To register your interest in attending a walk, training to become a Volunteer Walk Leader or joining their Steering Committee please contact the Scheme Coordinator:
Mob: 07799 068408
Email: angela@angelagakis.com
Web: Braintree District Walkabout


Local Ramblers Walks

Looking to broaden your walking experience even further? You might find the Ramblers Led  Walks ideal. These walks range from short urban strolls lasting no more than a couple of hours to more challenging hikes in some of Britain’s most remote and beautiful countryside.


Non-members can try walking with the Ramblers for free before joining. Have a look at the Ramblers website www.ramblers.org.uk for more information, or have a chat with our very own Walk Leaders Maria Smith or  Vincent Mooney, who lead Heart and Sole as well as Ramblers Walks.


Historic Racecourse walk on Galleywood Common 

This is a guided historical walk around part of the old racecourse. Afterwards view further information and photos at the Heritage Centre. The tea room will be open. This walk is part of Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2016.

When? Tuesday 25 October 2016. Walk 1 leaves at 11am then Walk 2 at 1.30pm (arrive 15mins before the walk time; walk takes approximately 75mins)
Where? Meet at Galleywood Heritage Centre, Margaretting Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8TR
How much? £1 per person
Find out more: Visit www.ideasfestivalchelmsford.org to find out more and book. Or call 01245 357700


Yellow Fish Walk & Talk 

Join Groundwork Essex for this thematic walk in the Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve to learn about the work undertaken to improve the ecology of the River Chelmer, to integrate its environment with Chelmsford's recent urban expansion and reduce risk from flooding for the City. This walk is part of Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2016. Led by an expert on biodiversity from the Essex Wildlife Trust.

When? Saturday 5 November 2016 at 10am (finishing at about midday)
Where? Meet at the reserve entry on Arun Close, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7QE
Find out more: Visit www.ideasfestivalchelmsford.org (What's on - Your City) to find out more and book.


Nordic Walking

Jane Leary is a qualified instructor who leads weekly sessions in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park. Jane will guide, support and encourage you to enjoy exercising in the fresh air. Learn how to feel the benefit of using lightweight walking poles to enhance your walking workout. No previous experience is necessary, so come and join us! Stride out in the company of friends and enjoy a walk and talk.


When? Every Wednesday at 10am (The walks are a brisk 60 - 75 minute walk)
Where? Hylands Park; meet at the Writtle Gate entrance car park, where toilets are available.
How much? It costs just £5 to take part in a session and poles can be hired for an extra £1
Other information: Participants should wear supportive walking shoes or trainers, and come prepared for changing weather conditions. Bring a drink too!
Find out more: Call Jane Leary on 07903 404225 or email janealeary@gmail.com


Dementia Adventure park walks

Dementia Adventure is a national organisation who is bringing together local people and organisations to deliver park walks - because getting out is good for all of us! The walks are ideal for people living with dementia, their carers, friends, families (and their dogs!). People living in a care setting as well as in the community are welcome. The walks are gentle, wheelchair friendly, and give an opportunity to have a chat and refreshments in the cafe afterwards.

How much? Free
Other information:  Call first to book your free place on 01245 237548. Individuals need to come with a carer or someone who knows them well. There is ample car parking and some blue badge spaces next to where the walk starts. Accessible toilets are available.
Find out more: Call 01245 237548 or visit the website http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/walks-venues/park_walks

nordic walking

Do you have a walk to advertise on this page? If so, just email the details to heartandsole@chelmsford.gov.uk and we will do the rest!

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