ColchesterWivenhoe

Colwiv one
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Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

49 m

Descent

73 m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Colchester and Wivenhoe.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Colchester and Wivenhoe.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

This route has been flagged (2 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) No (2)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

Downloads - 6

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Start and end points

Colchester
Grid Ref TL9961025221
Lat / Lon 51.88980° / 0.89934°
Easting / Northing 599,610E / 225,221N
What3Words bride.stale.boss
Wivenhoe
Grid Ref TM0369121671
Lat / Lon 51.85645° / 0.95647°
Easting / Northing 603,691E / 221,671N
What3Words bleak.slices.milky

Colwiv One's land is

Arable 17.4%
Pasture 2.0%
Urban 68.4%
Woods 12.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Tracy K

19 Feb 2022

I walked the route in the Wivenhoe to Colchester direction.

The route starts from Wivenhoe rail station and the first section follows a path along the River Colne, passing through a nature reserve. This is a lovely, peaceful part of the route. It is mostly flat but when I walked (mid-February) there were some muddy patches that could make it less accessible for some (see photo for example).

The route eventually becomes more urban but still includes mostly stretches away from the main roads. One section was a bit steep and had some shallow steps in it, which could limit accessibility for some (see photo).

In a couple of places the path was blocked by fallen trees (most likely from Storm Eunice which had come through the day before). I was able to clamber over but again this could be a limiting factor for some until the damage is attended to (see photos).

The entrance onto one stretch of path could possibly be a bit tight for users of wheelchairs or pushchairs (see photo).

There are a couple of road crossings that I think require some extra care, due to lack of a dedicated crossing point and fairly speedy traffic on the day I walked the route.

Towards the end of the route I had to improvise slightly at the car park when the prescribed route could not be accessed. (I think it was originally going through a door at the top of steps off the car park but this door is now locked.) However, at this point you are essentially in the town centre and have reached your destination.

Overall a pleasant and varied route. I particularly enjoyed the section along the river.


Zenicepian

21 Aug 2021

Interesting route to the lovely estuary town of Wivenhoe. One part of the route blocked see photos 1 and 2. Area behind First Site no longer accessable. Door through Roman Wall locked. (diversion down High Street and along Priory Street.

Loved St Leonards Church with its beehive in the church fabric . Circular hole below window in tower Photo 3

The path from Brook Street railway tunnel to the Moors can be overgrown at times.

The path approaching Hythe Quay covered in duck boards can flood at times, knee deep. This is ground water problems in the adjoining land. Photo 4

I propose an diversion along the north bank of the Colne, croosing to Spurgeon Street to reach St Leonards Church.


Zenicepian

21 Aug 2021

Interesting route to the lovely estuary town of Wivenhoe. One part of the route blocked see photos 1 and 2. Area behind First Site no longer accessable. Door through Roman Wall locked. (diversion down High Street and along Priory Street.

Loved St Leonards Church with its beehive in the church fabric . Circular hole below window in tower Photo 3

The path from Brook Street railway tunnel to the Moors can be overgrown at times.

The path approaching Hythe Quay covered in duck boards can flood at times, knee deep. This is ground water problems in the adjoining land. Photo 4

I propose an diversion along the north bank of the Colne, croosing to Spurgeon Street to reach St Leonards Church.


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