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Bell Meadow walk

This gentle, 1.5 mile, 30 to 35 minute walk follows the paved paths alongside the river through the beautiful Bell Meadow. This walk is in association with Support 4 Sight and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Bell Meadow walk

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

This circular route is perfect for beginners, usually taking just 30 minutes. It offers good views of Central Park, one of the oldest public parks in Chelmsford, as well as Marconi Ponds.  

It runs on paved paths through the park and is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

Support for sight are a registered charity who support visually impaired people on Heart and Sole walks. Please get in touch with Support 4 Sight if they can help anyone you know with impaired vision, by contacting them on 01799 523700 or email info@support4sight.org.uk.

Walk details

Walk time and day

This walk runs every Wednesday at 10.30am, throughout December 2020.

Please note the change in time for this walk. This is to avoid the busiest time of the day and allow for social distancing.   

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.




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

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What to bring
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Things you need to know

Walk address and meeting point

This walk meets at the entrance to Bell Meadow Park, opposite The Ivory Peg Weatherspoons pub, and the back entrance to Marks and Spencers (CM2 0PA).

How to get there

By bus

Get off at the Tindall Street bus stops at the back of the shops, or the New London road stop Dd by the Job Centre.  Please follow Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Well-marked cycle routes go to this route from across the city.

By car

Parking is available at the market multi-storey, Meadows car park, Coval Lane, Meteor Way and Fairfield Road car parks. Accessible parking is available in Bell Meadow.

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


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  • All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


Contact form

01245 606569

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