Colman one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Colchester and Manningtree.

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Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

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Grid Ref TL9961025221
Lat / Lon 51.88980° / 0.89934°
Easting / Northing 599,610E / 225,221N
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Grid Ref TM1054131841
Lat / Lon 51.94522° / 1.06199°
Easting / Northing 610,541E / 231,841N
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Colman One's land is

Arable 38.6%
Green urban 11.6%
Other 2.7%
Pasture 19.0%
Urban 27.9%
Water 0.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Timothy Hull

07 May 2021 Spring

Much of the route is easy and pleasant walking but two sections are problematic. The path between Crown Lane North and Wick Lane goes through the middle of a quarry and is steep and very rutted on the south side and equally steep but loose shingle on the north side. Then Wick Lane itself is a narrow and busy 'rat run' with limited 'refuge' for pedestrians. In my view Wick Lane is best avoided. There is almost certainly a better route out of Colchester but I need to check it out.

  • Shipaground


    26 Nov 2021

    I use that cycle route out to Ardleigh sometimes. Crown Lane is slightly longer but much less of a rat run - much more pleasant near the reservoir

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