Chelmer Valley Riverside
Grid ref: TL 712 074 (click for o/s map)
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A Local Nature Reserve running north from the heart of Chelmsford up the valley of the River Chelmer. The northern section between Valley Bridge and the footbridge has a mosaic of unimproved grassland, old hedges, scrub and riverine woodland. The southern section – closer to housing and industry – has more formally managed grass and trees, and a marshy area near the footbridge.
Access from Victoria Road and from Hill View Road at the southern end; via footbridges from the Anglia Ruskin University campus at Rivermead and from Fifth Avenue; and in the north from the Valley Bridgeand from Springfield Hall Park. Park at the Riverside Leisure Centre (pay & display) or at Springfield Hall Park (accessed from via and Arun Close).
Chelmsford station is about 5 minutes' walk away via Victoria Road.
Accessible at all times.