How lucky are we to have Hylands Park?
Chelmsford is truly blessed to have this jewel in the crown and credit to Chelmsford City Council for the high standard of upkeep.
In these Covid-19 times, it’s also so easy to wander around the park and maintain distance from the other users because it really is so vast.
The 574 acres of parkland designed by Humphrey Repton and the 300 year old house are a delight but my favourite is the old spooky cottage. That used to terrify me as a kid and it still does now if I linger around it. I’ve noticed that my step quickens up as I pass it! What a big girls blouse!
One complaint tho, the public toilets should’ve stayed shut until after Corvid-19 has been beaten. Or better still demolished. Jeez, they are shameful, all the money the council spend on the park and they can’t keep them clean. Truly shocking.
But don’t let that put you off, shit in the woods and visit the magnificent Hylands Estate.