Said to be the second biggest open space in Essex there's plenty of space for dogs to go totally nuts and get really tired out. The routes have no stiles.
Hylands Park has lots of good dog walks. You can do several different circuits, including around the Serpentine Lake & through the woods. There are two dog friendly cafés and both have free parking.
This can be quite an exciting walk with the dog past the site of the Battlefield of Maldon in 991. It seems that the local worthy, Earl Byrhtnoth took on the Vikings and lost the battle and his head.
A cheerful and friendly pub, and a linear dog walk over fields and on tracks.
Country pub and a woodland walk that's pure doggie delight. Close to Chelmsford and you'd never believe how far away the 21st century feels from here.
Small, but incredibly useful park close to the town centre. We found it completely by chance while waiting to meet a much delayed train - and Jem was delighted!
Popular with dog walkers, this park has plenty of varied paths and links in with a couple of long distance paths too. Lots of space and easy to find.
Enclosed and gated wood/field.
Small, quiet village with a good dog walk in summer and a traditional dog-friendly pub. Close to Harlow.
Relaxed and welcoming almost village-like doggie welcoming pub on the edge of Chelmsford. And with a walk that starts from the front door too.
A dog walk that's as long, or short, as you like and a dog-friendly pub for refreshments and parking.
Dog-friendly and welcoming 14th century inn with a church next door built from building materials used by the Romans.