WickfordRayleigh

Wicray one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

47m

Descent

98m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wickford and Rayleigh.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wickford and Rayleigh.

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Wickford
Grid Ref TQ7455293710
Lat / Lon 51.61516° / 0.51980°
Easting / Northing 574,552E / 193,710N
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Rayleigh
Grid Ref TQ8061690732
Lat / Lon 51.58650° / 0.60576°
Easting / Northing 580,616E / 190,732N
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Wicray One's land is

Arable 26.7%
Pasture 23.3%
Urban 50.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Christopher Collins

06 Nov 2023 Autumn

I walked this in the reverse direction (note), from Rayleigh to Wickford, and overall this is a nice walk, although there a few points to take note of:
After crossing the A130,doublegate Lane is a concreted path leading to Doublegate Farm. Do not enter the fam but turn left just after the stream. The entrance to the path is very overgrown and hidden, but it is next to the stream.
When you cross the railway bridge at Dollymans Farm, the path continues on the right immediately when the bridge finishes, and is very difficult to find.
When you cross the entrance to Wick Country Park you should be able to continue along the field to the roundabout at Salcott Cres, but this path has been deliberately sabotaged : The entrance to the path is completely overgrown with hawthorn, and just inside there is a manmade mound of earth blocking what was the path. You will need to take the exit out of the park and walk parallel to the path along Tresco Road.
I did manage to jump across a ditch and get back onto the path for a while, and found the remains of a 'Public Footpath' sign which had been uprooted. Also at Salcott Cres. the exit which still has the bridge across the ditch was again impassable due to being overgrown with hawthorn - clearly deliberate.


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