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Galleywood Heritage Centre Walk – HOD

Galleywood Heritage Centre Walk – HOD 15 September 2020

A guided Historical walk around Galleywood Common with stops at various points of interest. The walk of about 1.5 miles will last between 60 & 90 minutes.


Located on Galleywood Common, the Heritage Centre’s main building is a conversion of the 1920s grandstand from the hey days of horse racing. A ” listening bench” in the grounds has stories from yesteryear from Galleywood residents past & present.


Just outside the Centre’s grounds on Galleywood Common, the track of the old racecourse can be seen. A short walk across the free public car park close by brings visitors to the remains of the Napoleonic era Star Fort Earthworks which has an Interpretation Board.


The walk will follow part of the track of the old racecourse and visit the remains of the earthworks, the exterior of St Michaels Church and more! Sensible shoes and clothing should be worn in case of inclement weather.


There are four bookable walk slots with a limit of five tickets for each.

Walk 1 – 10:15 for a 10:30 start:
Walk 2 – 10:30 for a 10:45 start:
Walk 3 – 13:15 for a 13:30 start:
Walk 4 – 13:30 for a 13:45 start:


Covid-19 Requirements

For the protection of yourself and others attending this event we are required to issue the following guidelines which need to be adhered to while you are in attendance and under the control of the local Heritage Open Days organiser.

1) If you are feeling unwell or showing signs of a fever please do not attend this event and inform the Chelmsford Civic Society.

2) For protection, it would be preferred if you can wear a mask. In addition, social distancing needs to be maintained at all times whilst you are attending the event.

3) Although hand sanitiser may be available at the site it is recommended that you bring your own for use while you are attending the event.

4) After attending the event if within five to seven days you feel unwell or are showing signs of Covid-19 please inform the Chelmsford Civic Society and the NHS.


Chelmsford Heritage Open Days is a festival running from 11th – 20th September, in and around Chelmsford and online. For more details on all the events click the links below. Subscribe to the YouTube channel to keep up to date with streaming events and virtual tours.


Chelmsford Civic Society Facebook

Chelmsford Civic Society online

Chelmsford Civic Society YouTube channel


September 15
10:15 am - 3:00 pm
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Chelmsford Civic Society


Galleywood Heritage Centre
The Common (Off Margaretting Road), Galleywood
Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8TR
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