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Winstree Layer


50 km / 31 miles
From Tiptree Heath the route passes through Tiptree, Birch and Layer-de-la-Haye on the way to the Hythe in Colchester where the Colne is joined as far as the confluence with the Roman River. The Roman River is crossed at Fingringhoe Mill. Abberton Reservoir is passed on the way to Layer Marney, with its Tudor tower, and Tolleshunt Knights.

This path is an update to an earlier route called the Winstree Marathon.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: TL883149 - Tiptree Heath, Essex View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2020

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Schematic Map - PDF Winstree Layer  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File
Route Description - PDF Endless Trail Cascades  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File


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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 168
OS Landranger Active 168
OS Explorer 183, 184
OS Explorer Active 183, 184

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Route Profile:

50.7 km (31.5 miles)
441 m (1,447 ft) ascent
76 m (249 ft)  maximum height

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