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Layer de la Haye Circular via Rowhedge and Fingringhoe Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameLayer de la Haye Circular via Rowhedge and Fingringhoe
Distance : miles (km)13.42  (21.60)
Posted ByE.T.
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityLayer de la Haye
Start LocationVillage Centre
End LocationVillage Centre
Cycle Steps
This is mostly quiet country roads, but goes off road through Friday Woods

*IMPORTANT* bits of this trail aren't accessible if there is military training (normally not a problem at weekends, but check first!)

This won't suit roadys, but I ride on a hybrid and is doable on that (with slick training tyres)

Start at Layer Fox Pub - head East on Abberton Rd. Hang a left down Bounstead Road and refer to an OS map to chart a route through the woods!

Out the other side toward blackheath, quick left and then right (this road can be closed as it passes near the firing ranges, in which case head North toward Colhester and cut round by Old Heath)

Head toward Fingrinhoe (there is an Essex Wild Life trust field centre here, with loo's and coffee (and water for the more health oriented)

Head SW toward Abberton, then Peldon, take right (quite a narrow single track road) at Gt Wigborough, (at the top of the hill you can turn right and head to the Church for a great view...not shown on my route)

Back to Layer Rd, turn right head over the Reservior. Out the other side and by the map marker on Wigborough Rd, there is another Widlife centre with loo and coffee.

Climb the hill into Layer.

Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Layer Fox Pub
Fingringhoe Essex Wildlife Trust (just off this route - but good if you need a pee)

Abberton Reservoir Field Centre - loo and coffee

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