St Michael’s to St Margaret’s

Full walk 9 miles – 4 hours with a short walk option of 4 miles.
Mapping: Galleywood PC Footpath Map,
OS Explorer™ 183/174, OS Landranger ™ 167.

Historical details from St Margaret’s “A Short Guide” by K.F. Langford, and Margaretting “The Village with a Beautiful Name” by Miss G.M. Baker
Walk devised by Malcolm Stuart. Layout by Patricia Stuart.
© Galleywood Parish Council, August 2007. E&OE.

Start from St Michael & All Angels Church Galleywood (OS Ref: TL703029). From The Common Notice Board opposite St Michael’s take FP49 heading south/south-west to Margaretting Road crossing the road and continuing generally south round the remains of the Napoleonic Defences to join FP47 at the approach lane to Justa Cottage etc.

Turn right and follow FP47 across the main car park and finishing straight of the old racecourse to join BR79. Turn left onto the bridleway then after 50m turn right onto BR80 which takes you west down London Hill, along the edge of The Common. Just before BR80 comes out onto Margaretting Road at the bottom of London Hill, turn left onto FP46 which continues as Chelmsford FP55 at the parish boundary and joins Margaretting Road at a flight of 8 railway sleeper steps, to the bridge over the A12.

Cross the A12 and turn immediately left onto Chelmsford BR46 which goes along the A12 boundary for 200m then turns right and follows a green lane for 550m to the parish boundary where it becomes Margaretting BR43 and continues past Crondon House for a further 1.2km to meet Swan Lane. Turn right onto Swan Lane for 200m then turn left onto The Tye, signed “no through road”.

Margaretting Tye is separated from the main village by the River Wid which in the past formed a formidable barrier at times of flood. The Tye is known locally as “Tiger Island”.


St. Peter’s Way Walk

10 miles – 4 hours. A long but gentle walk, relieved by some good refreshment stops.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Mapping: Galleywood Parish Footpaths Map,
OS ExplorerTM 183 and 175, OS LandrangerTM 167.

Fred Matthews & Harry Bittern: “The St. Peter’s Way” ISBN 0-9506338 5 2
Essex Wildlife Trust: “Hanningfield Reservoir Visitors Guide”.
Walk devised by Malcolm Stuart.
Layout by Matthew Johnson. © Galleywood Parish Council, April 2006. E&OE.

Start from the main car park on Galleywood Common, off the Margaretting Road (OS Ref TL703025).
From the car park take FP47 west for 100 metres, turn left onto BR79 and after 50 metres turn right onto BR80 which takes you west down the edge of The Common.
After 700 metres, just before the bridleway comes out onto Margaretting Road, turn left on FP46. At the parish boundary join Chelmsford FP55 and continue until you reach the A12 boundary fence. Turn right and join Margaretting Road on the north-east side of the bridge over the A12.

Cross the A12 and turn left onto Chelmsford BR46 which takes you south-east along the A12 boundary for 200 metres, then turn south-west into a green lane. After 600 metres you cross a stream on the parish boundary and continue straight ahead on Margaretting BR43 past Crondon House, crossing the approach track to Crondon Hall Farm and after 1 km you reach Swan Lane.

Turn right onto Swan Lane and after 200 metres you come to Margaretting Tye Green and The White Hart public house. Turn left at the green onto The Tye, a cul-de-sac, which takes you south-west for 200 metres to Little Tressels farmyard where you continue to the right of the barn on Margaretting FP29 for 200 metres until you meet St. Peter’s Way.


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