Maldon is a town in Essex.
The main road into maldon is the A414. You can get a bus to Maldon directly from Chelmsford train station.
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Maldon is probably one of the safest out of all the towns in Essex. General common sense will keep you out of any danger. The northwest should be avoided on foot at night. The park at West Maldon Community Centre on a Friday night is sometimes a favoured hangout for drunk teenagers.
Be aware that all the streetlights are turned off after midnight, and it would be strongly ill-advised for you to walk the streets at that time. (the first night the lights went out, a girl was violently attacked walking home).