You can easily reach the Hylands Estate by train. The nearest station is Chelmsford, which is served by Greater Anglia. The park is just under an hour's walk from the station and fairly straight forward.
As you leave the station through the main entrance, walk under the railway bridge and continue up Dukes Street until you reach the first set of traffic lights, turn left here. Walk down to the next junction and crossover and stay on Coval Lane, then turn right onto Rainsford Lane. Turn left again and go past the Fire Station, stay on this road for around 1 mile. On your walk you'll pass an M&S Food Hall and Aldi just in case you need some picnic essentials, there's also a pedestrian crossing opposite a McDonalds. If you cross here you won't have to cross at the roundabout ahead. At the roundabout keep right and walk to the next roundabout. Cross over here and keep London Road. To your right, you'll pass St. Mary's Church. After 1 mile the entrance to the Hylands Estate will be on your right-hand side. Alternatively, you can catch a bus from outside the station. Look out for the number 351 service and there's a business stop near the house entrance.
Escape to the Hylands Estate to enjoy unspoiled countryside set within 574 acres of historic parklands. Walk or hike your way around the park, and make sure you find a shaded spot to enjoy a picnic or grab something to eat at one of 2 cafes. There are regular events hosted within the grounds including open-air theatre and movie nights, festivals, and much more with a jam-packed calendar every year for visitors to enjoy.
For little ones, there's also the award-winning Adventure Castle to keep them entertained for hours and a coffee kiosk right next door for you.
Visit the Hylands Estate website for opening information.
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