There’s something about the abundance of space, the big skies and the natural tapestry of fields and farmland here in Uttlesford that draws us to outdoor activities.
Our extensive footpaths and spider webs of quiet roads make the region an ideal place to walk or cycle but there’s lots of other ways to get active too so here is a selection for you to enjoy.
For Golfers Saffron Walden Golf Club offers a course with spectacular views. Golf World Stansted offers options for all the family with a double-storey floodlit driving range, a 3-hole beginner course or picturesque 9-hole golf course. The 1066 themed Adventure Golf Course and Footgolf courses are all great fun.
Read more about Saffron Walden Golf Club here.
Read more about Golf World Stansted here.
For those of you who like to fish Clavering Lakes and Home Farm Fishery offer peaceful, well stocked lakes.
In Great Dunmow the Doctors Pond and River Chelmer offer enjoyable fishing options.
Clay pigeon shooting
Fancy a go of clay shooting? Whether you are an experienced shooter or you’ve never shot before the Essex and Herts Shooting School has a package for you to enjoy. All you have to do is take aim and have a blast.
Read more about Essex and Herts Shooting School here.
For the young – and young at heart – Uttlesford has three skateparks across the district. One Minet Park in Saffron Walden has bowls for experienced skaters and a mini park for younger visitors. Great Dunmow and Stansted Mountfitchet also have good facilities for all ages.
Read more about One Minet Park here.
Adrenaline fuelled experience days racing supercars or American Trucks are available at Carver Barracks or try some rally driving at Langley Park Rally School where you can also have a go diving a John Deere tractor. Stansted Raceway is a great option for some noisy family fun watching the banger racing.
Read more about Carver Barracks here.
Read more about Langley Park Rally School here.
Read more about Stansted Raceway here.
Visitors can also make use of the One Life Leisure Centres in Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow and Stansted Mountfitchet for some swimming or court activities.
Read more about 1 Life Leisure Centres here.
Andrewsfield Aviation is a flying training school to get you flying high. Whether you fancy a trial lesson or are an experienced pilot wanting to learn a new skill such as aerobatics check out what they have on offer. If you’re not quite ready to take to the skies you could always test out their flight simulator.
Read more about Andresfield Aviation here.
Great Dunmow Parkrun is a free, fun weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog or sprint – the choice is yours. You’re always guaranteed a fun atmosphere and plenty of encouragement to get those legs moving.
Read more about Great Dunow Parkrun here.