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Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1 (4 miles, 6 km)

Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.


Essex, SS11 7RE (3 miles, 5 km)

Battlesbridge is a small rural settlement just off the A130 midway between Chelmsford and Southend, on the upper estuary of the River Crouch. It is situated partly within Chelmsford Borough and partly within Rochford District.


Town Centre, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0 (3 miles, 6 km)

Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.


City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD (7 miles, 12 km)

The county town of Essex - Chelmsford was granted its market charter by King John in 1199.


Village Centre, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4 (7 miles, 11 km)

Large village, built on the site of an Iron Age fort. There are views of the Blackwater estuary, with its barges and yachts.

Hockley Woods

Main Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4RN (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01702 546366

A 280 acre ancient woodland, managed for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Traditional coppice management encourages a diverse array of animals, birds, plants and insects, including the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly.


Seymour Field, Roman Road, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR (6 miles, 9 km)

Ingatestone - Ingatestone was established in Saxon times on the Essex Great Road that runs between the two Roman towns of London and Colchester. The main feature is Ingatestone Hall which was built in the 16th century by Sir William Petre.


Town Centre, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7 (5 miles, 9 km)

Rayleigh is an historic market town and is the main centre of population in the Rochford District. The town has retained much of its traditional character and is a busy shopping centre, well served by bus and train.


Town Centre, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9 (6 miles, 9 km)

Stock is a village and civil parish in south Essex. It is south of the county City of Chelmsford. The main attractions in the village include the Iconic Stock windmill and Greenwoods Spa and Hotel.

stow maries

Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 (7 miles, 11 km)

Stow Maries is a small village outside of Maldon which houses Stow Maries WW1 Aerdrome, the only surviving World War 1 aerodrome in the world. It is also rich with wildlife and wildlife photography sessions can be booked.


Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3DU (8 miles, 12 km)

Writtle is an attractive traditional English village having a historic centre with timbered houses around a triangular 'Green' complete with duck-pond and churches.

Basildon Heritage Trail

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6AB (5 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01277 630760

Basildon, Heritage Gateway to south Essex has a documented history dating back more than ten thousand years. This trail introduces visitors to part of that heritage.

Chelmsford treats and riverside retreats

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1GZ (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 0845 6007373

Cycle Route: Chelmsford and Maldon

  • Miles: 57

Town Centre, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 (7 miles, 11 km)

Hadleigh as a settlement has been occupied since approx. 500BC. 'Hadleigh' is a Saxon word and means 'a clearing in the heath'.