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Chelmsford to Fanners Green Bridleway Loop Cycle Route



England > Essex > North Avenue United Reformed Church
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameChelmsford to Fanners Green Bridleway Loop
Distance : miles (km)7.64  (12.30)
Duration(hh:mm)00:42
Difficulty
Posted ByM Townshend
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityNorth Avenue United Reformed Church
County/RegionEssex
Start LocationNorth Avenue United Reformed Church
End LocationChignal Road/Melbourne Avenue
Cycle Steps
This is a mixed route, on roads and bridleways, that definitely needs a hybrid or off road bike. I discovered it when I was stopped from following Brian Taylors' Chelmsford Circular Cycle Route, and used it as an extension to my usual Chelmsford Town Loop.
From North Avenue I headed down Melbourne Avenue onto Chignal Road, then out of Town along Woodhall Hill. I had to change my plans when the road to Chignall Smealy was closed at Beadles Hall, so I took to the Bridleway past Beadles Hall.
The path was rather bumpy and being Dark I couldn't see to pick the best path, I expect it is quite pretty in daylight.
The path followed round a few fields then joined onto a track at Fanners Farm (Several Bridleways come of this one so lots of future options).
From Fanners Farm track join up to Breeds Road and head right, back to Woodhall Hill road. Turn left onto Woodhall Hill road and head back into town on Chignal road. At this point I carried on my usual Chelmsford Town Loop which I posted previously.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Pig and Whistle pub on Woodhall Road, good food last time I went.

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