Our Heart and Sole walks are suspended under Tier 4.

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Newlands Spring walk

This 2.4 mile, medium intensity walk explores the pretty woodland area surrounding Newlands Spring and Melbourne Park.

Newlands Spring 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 walk heads through a pretty woodland area before meandering through the residential streets of Newlands Spring, incorporating green spaces and some country views in the summer. Then explore Melbourne Park before heading back to your starting point. 

There is some uneven ground and it can be muddy, making it buggy friendly but unsuitable for wheelchairs. Toilets are available at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre.

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 on the first Thursday of every month at 10am throughout December 2020. This is no longer a weekly walk.


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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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 Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2EH.

How to get there

By bus

Get off at Melbourne Avenue or Melbourne Shops stop; available on routes 54, 54c and 56. Please follow Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.


There are quieter roads from the city centre, which should take around 15 minutes. Look at the cycle map.

By car

Free parking (including accessible) available at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre.

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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