ManningtreeHarwich

Manhar one
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Distance

20km/12mi

Ascent

186m

Descent

182m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Manningtree and Harwich.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Manningtree and Harwich.

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Photo by Battlestarvalk
Photo by Battlestarvalk
Photo by Battlestarvalk
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Reviews - 1

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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Manningtree
Grid RefTM1054131841
Lat / Lon 51.94522° / 1.06199°
Easting / Northing610,541E / 231,841N
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Harwich
Grid RefTM2610532453
Lat / Lon 51.94461° / 1.28846°
Easting / Northing626,105E / 232,453N
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Manhar One's land is

Arable 37.3%
Intertidal flats 4.3%
Pasture 26.9%
Urban 29.4%
Woods 2.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Battlestarvalk — 30 Aug 2021

The route itself starts approximately a mile east from Manningtree's rail station, but it's easy enough to get to the starting point. Manningtree to Furze Hill does have some inclines to it, as does parts of Dovercourt, but the rest is broadly flat. Both Furze Hill and Wrabness Nature Reserve can be a little tricky to stay on track with, but as long as you're armed with a compass and keep an eye out for Essex Way markers then it's more than doable. The route also notably deviates from the Essex Way Path from Bradford to Wrabness, going straight up to the coast via the road whereas Essex Way makes a slow farm-based move upwards - the Manhar route then takes you along a public footpath that is VERY close to the mean high water of Jacques Bay. It's passable when I crossed it (late morning, past week had been dry weather), but I had to be quick on my feet as it quickly got very marshy and my feet sunk down into the ground a couple of times. It's probably much easier/safer to traverse with the aid of trekking poles to test the ground. By the time it rejoined the Essex Way it was completely back to solid ground, so it may be worth sticking to the Essex Way if the weather has not been as favourable or if you require a more sure-footed journey. On the whole a wonderful journey - it takes you through a mix of woodland, nature reserves, coastal walks, farm crossings, and only a small amount of street/road walking (predominantly between Harwich International Port/Parkeston and Harwich Town proper). Encountered a few dog walkers, but otherwise mostly left in peace, and plenty of places to sit and have lunch if you don't mind the wind!.

Photo by Battlestarvalk
Photo by Battlestarvalk
Photo by Battlestarvalk
Photo by Battlestarvalk


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