Group walking along trail through woodland

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 day and time

  • This walk runs every Tuesday at 12.15pm


  • Free

How to register

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

Otherwise, you can sign up and register for our Wellbeing Walks online now.

Essential information

  • Make sure you 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. 

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. 


Cycle routes run through West Park from the town 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.

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