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Colchester to Walton on the Naze seaside route Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameColchester to Walton on the Naze seaside route
Distance : miles (km)28.54  (45.93)
Posted ByJ Burrows
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationColchester
End LocationWalton-On Naze
Cycle Steps
Scenic seaside cycle never leaving either the River Colne of the sea
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea, St Osyth, Clacton, Frinton

Your comments?
posted by:len2012Rating : difficult :
Please could the originator tell us how we cross Arlesford creek as theres is no road or footpath. the only way round is to go along to all saints church and back into Brightlingsea.

posted by:chiefsub68Rating : difficult :
I'm a local, not the originator. The section from Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea is on a public footpath which is just about cycleable. Wivenhoe sailing club object to riders using the path across their frontage, and the owner of the tide mill also objects to people riding the path across his property. I'm unsure how the originator intends to cross Alresford Creek - the plotting is terrible! We are seeking, via Sustrans Connect 2, a crossing of the creek on the line of the Wivenhoe-Brightlingsea railway, but that is some way in the future.

posted by:peterjRating : difficult :
This is a pretty cool route which I have done in two parts.

First from Walton to St Osyth. You can cycle along Walton prom, the up on the cliff at Frinton (the prom is too narrow).

The trip from Walton to Seawick is really picturesque, passing lots and lots of beaches which you never knew were there!

I then cycled Colchester - Brightlingsea. From Wivenhoe you can cycle down to Arlesford creek and then there are footpaths round the creek which bring you out at Thorrington mill. The footpaths round the creek are not really meant for cycles, but you can push your bike. Watch out for nettles and brambles.

Or you can cyle up through Wivenhoe to Arlesford and go on the quiet roads.

At Brightlingsea church hang a right and then follow the road round past the quarry which will take you onto the seawall.

posted by:Richard MartinRating : difficult :
I believe that in the absence of the landlords consenting to cycling south of the Wivenhoe Colne Barrier, it remains an offence to wilfully cycle on the Definitive Public Footpath. Please be aware of this.

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