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Winstree Marathon


48 km / 30 miles
The 26-mile Winstree Marathon is author Laurence Taylor's exploration of the old Winstree Hundred south of Colchester, using the remnant network of soft-surfaced highways from Tiptree along Layer Brook, passing Abberton Reservoir, then up the Colne valley seawall, returning via the Roman River valley nature reserve and Layer de la Haye. The booklet includes a list of Essex 'Bunroes' - the bun-sized Munros of the county! Maps are Landranger 168, or Explorer 184 covers most of the route.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start and Finish: TL891157 - Tiptree, Essex View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Winstree Marathon  (Derek Keeble )


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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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47.9 km (29.8 miles)
398 m (1,306 ft) ascent
75 m (246 ft)  maximum height

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