Galleywood is a lovely village that offers beautiful walks, pubs, a church and is surrounded by masses of stunning countryside.
The village also includes one of Chelmsford’s main parks, Chelmer Park, which provides many sporting facilities for hockey, football, cricket and netball etc. There are also children’s play areas for the whole family’s enjoyment. It’s hard to believe that Galleywood is only around a 10-minute drive from the city centre!
Galleywood Common is perfect for anyone who loves a scenic walk through open fields and woodland. There are many routes and public footpaths to enjoy and there is a lot of history associated with the area. Galleywood Common’s historic racecourse was also one of the oldest racecourses in England and it is estimated that it was around during the 17th Century.
Set amongst the beautiful countryside, Galleywood also boasts its own vineyard covering 20 acres of land and has several varieties of vines planted.
Galleywood is just off the A12 and is around 30 miles from London. You can also easily walk to the neighbouring village of Great Baddow.