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Chelmsford City’s Secret Waterways 5.5 miles

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High Street (Next to the town sign)

Chelmsford

CM1 1BE

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Short walks to parts of the Chelmer & Backwater Canal/waterway which are largely unknown by most visitors/residents. A short distance from the hustle and bustle of the City is a haven of peace and tranquillity, described as Chelmsford's hidden gem.


Gently walk from the busy City Centre along the now peaceful waterway which was once the major transport route supplying the then town with heavy goods and which ultimately led to the town becoming a major centre of engineering excellence. See the canoe rollers, the magnificent Essex Records Office, the site of the proposed River/Canal link, the water-meadows, Barnes Mill Lock and Sandon Mill Lock on the longer walk only, The Basin which was once the hub of significant industrial activity and much more!


Architectural enthusiasts will see a wide variety of differing styles of building, natural history “buffs” will see the variety of flora and fauna which inhabits the area and, if we are unlucky, we may even see some Floating American Pennywort the Chelmer Canal trust has been trying so hard to eradicate over the past couple of decades!


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