Our Heart and Sole walks are suspended under Tier 4.

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Anglia Ruskin walk

Run in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, this 1.5 mile walk takes around 35 to 45 minutes exploring some of the prettiest parts of the Chelmer river bank and Springfield Hall Park. The route is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

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Update:

In line with lockdown our group activities including Heart and Sole walks will not be running until further notice.  


Our walk leaders will guide you along some of the prettiest parts of the river bank and through Springfield Hall Park on this off-road, medium intensity walk. 

There are some inclines and this route is especially suitable for fast walkers, but it is wheelchair and buggy friendly, and all are welcome. 

Toilets may not be available at the ARU campus.

Please note that, for each walk, a specific route has been agreed and risk assessed to provide the safest walking environment possible. This cannot be changed.

Walk details

Walk day and time

This walk runs every Tuesday at 12.15pm throughout December 2020.


What to expect 

  • A mask must be worn upon arrival for registration and at the end of the walk.
  • We will only allow a maximum of 30 walkers in any one group.
  • You do not need to book; walk places operate on a first come first served basis and once the maximum is reached, walkers will be turned away.
  • Please keep a safe distance at all times throughout the walk and at the registration and the end of each walk.
  • Please do not join a walk if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19, or have been in contact with someone who has.
  • Anyone who develops symptoms within 48 hours of completing a must apply for a Covid-19 test, and support NHS contact tracing if requested.
  • Heart and Sole are providing walks only. No other amenities will be provided before or after the walks.

Prices

Free

How to register

If you have already registered for our walks, please just arrive in time for the start. 

If you haven't registered, there are three ways you can do this: 

  • register online by creating an account on Walking for Health.  
  • complete a paper form when you arrive at your first walk. If you want to do this, please arrive 10 minutes early. 
  • download and print a Walker Registration Form, take it to your first walk and hand to the walk leader. 

About this walk

Intensity
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Good for
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What to bring
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Things you need to know

Walk address and meeting point

This walk meets outside the Lord Ashcroft Building Entrance, Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ. More information is available on the map below.


How to get there

By bus

ARU is a stop on both the Sandon and Chelmer Valley Park and Ride bus routes. Other stops are at the train station, the bus station and in the town centre. Please follow Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cycle

Cycle routes run through West Park from the city centre. 

By car

Follow the A138 and then the B1008 to Hall Lane to find ARU. Parking is available at the Spar opposite the Lord Ashcroft building, with accessible spaces available outside the Lord Ashcroft Building.


Essential information

  • Make sure you bring a face covering, and wear comfortable, sensible shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Please make sure you bring sun lotion and water in the summer. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow any dogs other than assistance animals. 
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Office opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Activities

  • Play in the Park
  • Heart and Sole walks
  • All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.

Contact

Contact form

01245 606569

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