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Our leisure centres are now open. You can find all the information about restrictions and Covid-safety on individual activity pages.

How to find Dovedale Sports Centre

Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC) has excellent facilities with a community gym feel and is easily accessed by bike, by car or public transport. Please follow Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.

How to find Dovedale

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In line with tier 4 restrictions, our leisure centres are now closed until further notice. 


Dovedale is around a 20 minute walk on foot from Chelmsford city centre. 

By bicycle

You can find out which  cycle routes to take to Dovedale.

By car 

You can reach Dovedale by car off the A1060; either via London Road, Moulsham Street, or the B1007.  Access to the centre is via Vicarage road, behind the College.

Car parking

There is a free car park at Dovedale, including accessible spaces.  

By bus 

You can look at  First Essex to check which buses stop at Dovedale.  

By train 

The nearest train station to Dovedale is Chelmsford. You can look at  Trainline to check which trains stop at Chelmsford station. The station is about a mile from the centre.

Please follow  Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking
  • All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.


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