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Colne Valley Path (Essex)

Essex

37 km / 23 miles
The Colne Valley Path will link Great Yeldham to Colchester. The route allows walkers to enjoy the delights of the Colne Valley from the rivers edge to high on the valley side that opens up long views of this wonderful valley.

The Colne Valley is rich in history and wildlife and walkers will be able to enjoy many of the delights along the way. Starting at the Great Oak in Yeldham the path takes in the historic villages of Castle Hedingham, the great viaduct at Chappel and Lexden Dyke near Colchester before finishing at Balkerne Gate in Colchester.


Strider News - April 2021 (Publication Update)

New guidebook - author Joe Jackson.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
River
Heritage
Start: TL760383 - Great Yeldham, Essex View on StreetMap
Finish: TL992252 - Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: Colne Valley - Colne Valley Path (information may not be up-to-date) BBC Essex : Colne Valley trail The Colne Valley Path [YouTube video] Joe Jackson - Colne Valley Path [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The Colne Valley Path  (Joe Jackson  - 2020 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 155, 167, 168
OS Landranger Active 155, 167, 168
OS Explorer 184, 195, 196
OS Explorer Active 184, 195, 196

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Route Profile:

36.5 km (22.7 miles)
309 m (1,014 ft) ascent
74 m (243 ft)  maximum height

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