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Woodhill Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AW (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01245 222350

 

Well Lane, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 0345 200420

Danbury delivers a comprehensive range of adventurous activities and adventure-based learning courses, from archery and climbing through to quad biking and tree-tops ropes courses.

 

Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A weatherboarded post mill, restored to working order in 1983. See the huge wood and iron gears, with one pair of stones opened up for viewing. Subject to wind, guided groups may be able to see the sails turning.

 

Mill Lane, Stock, Essex, CM4 9RY (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A medium-sized brick tower mill, c.1816. It has four patent sails, a fantail and three pairs of millstones.

 

The Avenue, Brentwood, CM1 1QH (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01277 211250

Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters.

 

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Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PL (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01245 605566

A beautiful city centre park leading into Tower Gardens and West Park, Admirals is one of Chelmsford's most popular parks.

 

Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LU (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 605566

These parks are very popular with office workers and families alike. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, relax and enjoy the wildlife.

 

Chelmsford, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD (2 miles, 4 km)

Moulsham Street is a unique collection of shops in Chelmsford, Essex.

 

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 606505

The Chelmsford Picture House renowned for its innovative mixture of art house, world and mainstream film and live screenings.

 

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High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 605717

Every Friday and Saturday, shoppers are treated to a variety of local and international treats.

 

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Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 605700

Local, industrial and social history from prehistory to present day; fine and decorative arts (ceramics, glass); coins; natural history (geology, animals, live beehive). Exhibitions and events. Set in park with children's play area.

 

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Bellmead, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LE (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 605717

Chelmsford Market is over 800 years old and has over 50 stalls and kiosks, all under cover. It has handy bus links and convenient parking, and features a regular antique and second-hand market on Thursdays.

 

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres, Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 606505

The Civic Theatre seats an audience of 504 over 2 levels – stalls and balcony.

 

Fir Tree Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4SS (7 miles, 11 km)

The Essex Wildlife Trust manages nearly 240 acres of nature reserves on Danbury Ridge, a patchwork of woodland, common, heathland, streams, bogs and farmland

 

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Hanningfield Reservoir, The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 0345 1550236

Hanningfield Reservoir Trout Fishery is one of the premier trout fisheries in the Uk providing some of the best trout fishing by bank or boat. For further details please ring 0345 1550236

 

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Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01268 711001

A warm welcome will always greet you at Hanningfield reservoir visitor centre.The visitor centre is set in mature woodland and offers superb views over the 870 acre Hanningfield Reservoir.

 

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London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01245 605500

A beautiful Grade II* listed neo-classical villa set in over 500 acres of Repton landscaped parkland and gardens. Diary of special events available. Pre-booked guided tours of house and garden available.

 

Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 (2 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01245 360239

The remains of this imposing motte and bailey castle, built in the 12th century, dominate the picturesque village of Pleshey