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Great Baddow / Galleywood Circular via Vicarage Lane

16th February 2022


Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
17.96 4H00 3:39 115 115 27 75



  Conditions: Very windy and muddy underfoot  

Past the chapel on East Hanningfiield Road

Down Gingerbread Hill on the old A130

Towards A12 roundabouts


Towards Chelmsford on the A1114. I don't particularly like this stretch of road s the path is
so close to the road and the cars are going so fast.

After Great Baddow Lawn Tennis Club, the road swings to the left ,
over the A1114, into Great Baddow

Entering Great Baddow

Past Pitt Place on the left

Past The Bringey

As far as St Mary's Church

Left by The White Horse into Vicarage Lane

The houses soon peter out and the road goes into the countryside

No 3 Little Seabrights Cottages

The Bridleway peels off from Vicarage Lane on the right, next to Seabrights Cottages.

The Bridleway. The cemetery is on the left


Quite muddy down the Bridleway

The Bridleway comes out on to Brook Lane, just where the houses end

I turned left at the end of The Bridleway towards The Chase


Right along The Chase


Right at the marker post towards Galleywood


Right over the two footbridges towards Galleywood

Left at the marker post towards Jubilee Copse and the A12

Bench at Jubilee Copse for my coffee break. 7.5 km into the walk at this point

Bridge over the A12

After the bridge I usually go straight on towards Bakers Lane; this time I turned immediately left after the bridge and walked parallel to the A12 for half a mile

The path turns 90 degrees right and takes you to the stile on the normal Bakers Lane route



Turn right towards West Hanningfield Road


West Hanningfield Road. There are several routs back home from this point, but due to the
muddy footpaths I decided to walk along the road into Great Baddow.

Peveril Hall

Meadow View


"Between The Bends"

Little Mascalls

Bridge over A12

Great Mascalls Farm

Approaching Great Baddow

Cutting off to the left through ginnels, I came to Maltings Road. Her I could have taken a ginnel to the right to get to The Bringey, but instead I took the ginnel to the left and came out on Vicarage Road



Back to the church. From here I went into The Vineyards for a coffee before heading home along
the A414 along the route I came. Just after Great Baddow Lawn Tennis Club I turned left
to take the path past the quarries back to Howe Green.