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Shenfield - Sport & Recreation

Contents

Archery

Karting

Athletics

Lawn Tennis

Bowls

Martial Arts

Countryside Rides

Parks

Countryside Walks

Riding Schools

Cricket

Ski Centres

Football

Sports Centres

Golf Courses

Trampoline

Health & Fitness Training

Where to Go, What to See ...

Hockey

 

 

In order to keep the download time of these pages to a minimum, details of the above sport and recreation facilities have been split across two web pages, as per the above columns. Click on the sector that you are interested in to go directly to the relevant page.

Archery

Burntwood Archers Target Archery Club

Meet: Shenfield High School

Telephone: (01277) 261969

Web: www.burntwoodarchers.org.uk

Distance: 0.8 miles

 

The club meets on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings and holds regular beginners courses, coached by expert archers.

 

Brentwood New Century Bowmen

Meet: Brentwood County High School

Telephone: (01277) 217294

Fax: (0870) 1244851

Email: ClubSecretary@newcenturybowmen.co.uk

Web: www.newcenturybowmen.co.uk

Distance: 2.7 miles

 

The club meets on Thursday evenings. Beginners and experienced archers welcome. Training courses available with all equipment supplied. Cater for recurve bows, long bows and compound bows. Shoot all year round.

 

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Athletics

Herongate Athletic Football Club

Clubhouse, Billericay Road, Herongate

Telephone: (01277) 811260

Distance: 3.9 miles

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Bowls

Brentwood Bowling Club

King George's Playing Fields, Brentwood

Web: www.brentwoodbowls.co.uk

Distance: 0.7 miles

Brentwood Bowling Club has been at the heart of the borough's outdoor bowls community since 1908 and from 1964, it has been based in the picturesque setting of King George's Playing Fields where it is bordered by parkland, a golf course, and wildlife-rich woodland. Members play in local leagues and take part in a variety of outside competitions – individual, pairs, triples and rinks. They also participate in club competitions, friendly games against other clubs, and special events. Free trial sessions can be arranged for anyone who would like to try their hand at lawn bowls before deciding whether to join the club - see website for details.

Stonyhill Indoor Bowls Club

Brentwood Road, Herongate

Telephone: (01277) 811848

Web: www.stonyhillbowls.co.uk

Distance: 3.9 miles

Stonyhill indoor bowls club has seven full-size rinks and also provides facilities for short mat bowls. It is registered with the Government as a Community Amateur Sport Club and under this scheme, it is available for the whole community. New members are always welcome to join the club which provides an opportunity to play at all levels, from domestic to county and national. Please visit the Stonyhill website for details of free taster sessions.

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Badminton

Beaufort Badminton Club

Hutton & Shenfield Union Church, Brockley Grove

Distance: 0.5 miles

We are a small badminton club that offers the opportunity to hone your fitness and skills in a friendly atmosphere.  New players, male and female, are welcome and will find enthusiastic players with a range of skills drawn from a broad spectrum of ages.

The facilities are good and car drivers have access to ample parking.

The club meets at Hutton & Shenfield Union Church, Brockley Grove, Hutton, every Wednesday evening from 8pm until 10pm.

Subs: £5 a night or £50 per term (14/15 weeks).
Contact: Gerry Ravis
Telephone: 01277 228879
Email: gerry.ravis01@googlemail.com

 

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Countryside Rides

Brentwood Countryside Management Service (a division of Brentwood Borough Council) produce two leaflets showing the rights of way for horseriders and cyclists in Brentwood Borough. One leaflet covers the area to the south of the A12, including Shenfield, Ingrave, Herongate, Hutton, Mountnessing and Essex County Council's Thorndon Park. A second map is available for the area to the north of the A12.

Between Hutton and Herongate there are a series of interlinking bridleways. The countryside here has much to offer with open farmland and attractive woodland. There are also many interesting historical houses including Ingrave Hall, Hutton Hall and Heron Hall. The bridleways in the Mountnessing area allow you to cross open farmland, pass woodland and see historic sights including Bacon's Farm, St.Giles Church and Mountnessing Hall. Most of the roads in this area are quiet but it is important that care be taken when crossing the railway and approaching the A129 Rayleigh Road. Care must also be taken when coming from Blind Lane where you must cross the Billericay Road to enter into Green Lane.

The area to the south of Brentwood has many woodlands. Those owned by Brentwood Borough Council and Essex County council can be ridden through using permissive horserides, simply follow the marked paths. The rides cover parts of Thorndon Country Park, Warley Gap, Donkey Lane Plantations, Hartswood and areas of Herongate. They can be linked to those around Herongate by crossing the A128, but take great care crossing the A128 and riding along The Avenue. It is important to note that at present the permissive horserides do not go through Thorndon South.

Parking for horseboxes is available at Thorndon Country Park at either of the two car parks at Thorndon North. Parking of horseboxes is not allowed at Thorndon South. Contact Essex County Council Ranger Service (01277 211250) for more details.

For rights of way in neighbouring areas, contact Basildon District Council (01268 533333) and Chelmsford Borough Council (01245 606606).

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Countryside Walks

Brentwood Countryside Management Service publish leaflet detailing countryside walks in the Borough of Brentwood. These leaflets may be obtained from the Brentwood Information Centre (01277 306300) or directly from Brentwood Countryside Management Service (01277 261111 Ext.503/504).

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Cricket

Shenfield Cricket Club

Ground: Chelmsford Road, Shenfield

Telephone: (01277) 210108

Web: www.shenfield.cc

Email: mail@shenfield.cc

Distance: 0.5 miles

Hutton Cricket Club

Ground: Hall Green Lane, Hutton

Telephone: (01277) 219864

Distance: 1.7 miles

 

 

Brentwood Cricket Club

Ground: Old County Ground, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 227800

Web: www.brentwoodcc.co.uk

Distance: 1.0 miles

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Football

Essex Intermediate Football League

Shenfield Association

Ground: The Drive, Warley

Web: www.eifl.org.uk/index.htm

Email: webmaster@eifl.org.uk

Distance: 4.0 miles

Herongate Athletic Football Club

Clubhouse, Billericay Road, Herongate

Telephone: (01277) 811260
Web: www.clubwebsite.co.uk/herongateathletic

Distance: 3.9 miles

Hutton Medway Football Club

Ground: Hutton

Telephone: (01277) 227527

Email: info@huttonmedwayfc.co.uk

Web: www.huttonmedwayfc.co.uk

A friendly club dedicated to youth football. Established since 1969, Hutton Medway Football Club has grown from humble beginnings to current status of fielding 18 teams and catering for over 200 young people ranging from 5 through to 18 years of age.

 

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Golf Courses

The Brentwood Centre Golf School

King George Playing Fields, Ingrave Road, Brentwood  

Telephone: (01277) 3731179

Distance: 1.6 miles

Brentwood Golf Centre at Hartswood

Ingrave Road, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 214830  

Distance: 2.0 miles

This is one of the finest municipal golf courses in the south-east of England. A 6,196 yard par 70 course, Brentwood Golf Centre is located in beautiful parkland setting offering an exciting, attractive landscape for all levels of play. On site you will find changing rooms, toilets and showers. An excellent golf shop is available offering the latest range of equipment and clothing for all golfers, plus golf tuition and advice is always on hand.

The Thorndon Park Golf Club

Thorndon Park, Ingrave, Brentwood  

Telephone: (01277) 811666

Distance: 3.1 miles

Warley Park Golf Club

Magpie Lane, Little Warley

Telephone: (01277) 224891

Distance: 3.9 miles

The Bentley Golf & Country Club

Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch

Telephone: (01277) 3731179

Distance: 4.5 miles

Weald Park Golf Club

Coxtie Green Road, South Weald

Telephone: (01277) 375101

Distance: 4.5 miles

Stoneyhills Golf Club

Brentwood Road, Herongate

Telephone: (01277) 811895

Distance: 5 miles

Dunton Hill Golf Course

Tilbury Road, West Horndon

Telephone: (01277) 812340

Distance: 5 miles

The Burstead Golf Club

Tye Common Road, Little Burstead

Telephone: (01277) 631171

Distance: 5.5 miles

The Crondon Park Golf Club

Stock Road, Stock

Telephone: (01277) 841115

Distance: 5.7 miles

Noak Hill Golf Course

187 Noak Hill Road, Billericay

Telephone: (01277) 633516

Distance: 6 miles

Hylands Golf Complex

Main Road, Margaretting

Telephone: (01277) 356016

Distance: 8 miles

Chelmsford Golf Club

Widford Road, Chelmsford

Telephone: (01245) 256483

Distance: 9 miles

Toot Hill Golf Club

School Road, Toot Hill

Telephone: (01277) 365523

Distance: 10 miles

Channels Golf Club

Belstead Farm Lane, Little Waltham

Telephone: (01245) 440005

Distance: 13 miles

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Health & Fitness Training

Zumba Fitness Classes

Sue Reader, Fully Qualified Instructor

Email: zumbasue@aol.com

Website:www.zumbasuedrumsalive.com

Telephone: (01277) 626219  

Distance: 1.2 miles

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Classes are held in Hutton, Stock and Billericay.

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Hockey

Brentwood Hockey Club

The Old County Ground

Shenfield Road

Brentwood

Secretary: Simon Parsons

Email: administrator@brentwoodhockey.com

Website:www.brentwoodhockey.com

Distance: 1.9 miles

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Karting

Brentwood Park Karting

Warley Gap

Brentwood

Contact: R.Lubbock

Telephone: (01277) 260001 

Email: info@brentwood-karting.com

Website: www.brentwood-karting.com

Distance: 3.7 miles

Excellent entertainment for kids 8+ & adults. Open 7 days a week. Regular kids karting days. Corporate team building events. Based on the Warley Park complex with Karting, Driving Range, Ski Slope, Cafe Bar & Health Club

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Lawn Tennis

Hutton & Shenfield Union Church Lawn Tennis Club

Brockley Grove, Hutton Mount

Telephone: (01277) 225648

Website: www.hsucltc.co.uk

Distance: 1.0 miles

5 x Artificial Grass (4 Floodlit)

Brentwood Hard Courts Tennis Club

Childerditch Lane, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 210489

Distance: 1.3 miles

4 x Artificial Grass (Floodlit)

3 x Macadam (Floodlit)

Brentwood Lawn Tennis Club

Old County Cricket Ground, Shenfield Road, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 217407

Distance: 1.3 miles

6 x Artificial Grass (4 Floodlit)

2 x Shale

 

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Martial Arts

Brentwood Karate Club

Courage Sports Hall, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 262800

Distance: 1.4 miles

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Parks

Shenfield Common

Ingrave Road, Shenfield  

Distance: 1.7 miles

Formerly part of the Manor of Shenfield, the Common extends deep into the wood to the railway line. A bandstand once stood on the Common which enabled local residents to hear the military bands which were based at the barrack at Warley. Shenfield Common remains a popular place for enjoyment and relaxation.

Courages Playing Fields

Hall Lane, Shenfield  

Distance: 0.8 miles

Offers plenty of open space for sportsmen and women, children and parents and members of the public who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. A play area was constructed in 1995 and there is a recently added wild flower meadow adjacent to the formal area of the park.

King George's Playing Fields

Ingrave Road, Brentwood  

Distance: 1.6 miles

A large park offering formal gardens, exquisite in spring-time and beautiful all year round, children's play area, paddling pools, a unique garden for the blind with many flowering and non-flowering plants which appal to senses other than sight, as well as playing fields for football, cricket, rugby and kick about area, tennis courts, bowling greens and with 12 rinks, crazy golf course and excellent facilities for the disabled and able-bodies alike. The entrance to Brentwood Golf Centre at Hartswood is also to be found in this park as is that to Hartswood itself, a wood of 73 acres where an access trail makes it easy for people to use, including those with disabilities. There is a footpath which runs through Hartswood and links up with Thorndon Country Park and Little Warley and Childerditch Common.

Hutton Country Park

Wash Road, Hutton  

Distance: 1.4 miles

The area's newest country park. Open space for walking and relaxation. Limited car parking.

 

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Riding Schools

Four Seasons Equestrian Centre

Shenfield Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 260429

Distance: 1.4 miles

Boyles Court Riding Club

The Stables, Boyles Court Farm, Great Warley

Telephone: (01277) 210171

Distance: 4 miles

Norton Heath Riding School

The Orchards, Fingrith Hall Road, Blackmore

Telephone: (01277) 821848

Distance: 5.7 miles

 

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Ski Centres

Brentwood Ski Centre

Brentwood Park, Warley Gap

Telephone: (01277) 211994

Distance: 3.4 miles

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Sports Centres

Shenfield Sports Centre

Oliver Road, Shenfield  

Telephone: (01277) 226220

Distance: 0.8 miles

Offers a comprehensive range of cardio-vascular equipment and weight training facilities in the newly refurbished fitness centre and gym. Also available is a multi-purpose sports hall and aerobic/marital arts activities room. The Centre is available during evening, weekends and school holidays. The centre offers café and licensed bar facilities.

The Brentwood School Sports Centre

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 243344

Distance: 1.4 miles

The Sports Centre is a leisure complex in the grounds of Brentwood School. It offers a wide range of high quality sporting facilities, open to everyone for use in the evening and at weekends.  

The Brentwood Centre

Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood  

Telephone: (01277) 215151

Distance: 2.5 miles

Offers most indoor sports, with facilities to international standard. The Centre boasts superb facilities, including the 12-badminton court International Hall, for sports including aerobic, football, table tennis, yoga and many other varied activities. Other facilities at the Centre include a hi-tech fitness training centre, health suite, beauty clinic and squash courts in addition to two swimming pools. Both pools offer a comprehensive programme ranging through pre-school lessons to life saving classes and kids' 'splash-time'. The Centre offers café and licensed bar facilities.

Brentwood Park

Warley Gap, Brentwood

Telephone: (01277) 211994

Distance: 3.6 miles

5 dry ski slopes, health & fitness club, gym, squash, aerobics, floodlit golf range, off road rally kart track.

Trampoline

Brentwood Trampoline Club

Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood

Email: davekingaby@yahoo.co.uk

Web: www.brentwoodtc.org  

Brentwood Trampoline Club was founded in the 1980's as Cloud Nine changing its name to Brentwood Trampoline Club in 2001. The club caters for all categories of bouncer although with a bias towards those wishing to compete and 'go as far as they are able'. For some members this might be only as far as grade 4 whilst others will look to strive for national or international recognition. All will be supported in their goals by their coaches.

The club bounces on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and as many Sundays as possible.

Cloud 9 Brentwood

Venue: Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood

Email: info@cloud9brentwood.co.uk

Web: www.cloud9brentwood.co.uk

The Club is open to rising 5's and above and caters for all abilities. We strongly believe that all members irrespective of ability have something to offer. There are 6 coaches within the club all of whom hold British Gymnastics Association qualifications. We have 1 coach per trampoline at every training session and it is our aim to enhance safety on and around the trampoline.

The club trains Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Brentwood School Sports Centre. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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