Two ladies in headscarves on a walk in a suburban area

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.

The walk leaders have set a specific route for the walk and risk assessed it, to provide the safest walking environment possible. This means the route cannot be changed.

Walk day and time

  • This walk runs on Thursdays at 10am


  • 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 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 C2 and C3 (was 54, 54c and 56). 


There are quieter roads from the city centre, which should take around 15 minutes. You can look at the ECC cycle map.

By car

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

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