Connect Brightlingsea with Slow Ways

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Brightlingsea

Essex


Slow Ways linking Brightlingsea and Clacton-on-Sea, Manningtree, Wivenhoe

England / Essex / Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea’s three Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 2/3
verified: 0/3
and surveyed: 0/3

Help connect Brightlingsea

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Brightlingsea’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Brightlingsea from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brightlingsea—Clacton-on-Sea
Brigclac one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 63m Descent 57m
Brightlingsea—Clacton-on-Sea
Brigclac two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 77m Descent 71m
Brightlingsea—Manningtree
Briman one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 113m Descent 118m
Wivenhoe—Brightlingsea
Wivbri one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 69m Descent 64m
Wivenhoe—Brightlingsea
Wivbri two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 91m Descent 86m

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Collective progress

35% of Brightlingsea’s three route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

2/5

reviewed

0/5

surveyed

0/5

verified

2 people have contributed to Brightlingsea’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Brightlingsea

29km out of 68km have been walked and reviewed

29km of reviews have been shared in Brightlingsea

Latest Updates

For multiple reasons – difficult terrain, narrow overgrown paths, camber and the odd step - this is not a route that can really be recommended for wheelchair users! Midway along Alresford Creek (w3w: ///gobblers.gains.firelight), Wivbri one diverts from the riverbank and takes a slightly more direct inland route before joining up with it again. This route section though is very narrow, highly overgrown, and lacks the views from the riverbank as well. - In addition to the above, tricky (for a chair), rutted mixed terrain along the riverbank for significant sections of the route, also likley to be muddy and slippery in the wet...

Rowena Macaulay

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At one point the farmer has blocked the entrance with some equipment - I think due to unwanted travellers - but you can still get by onto the path....

Kim Swift

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Brightlingsea

Wildflower surveyed Brightlingsea

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Brightlingsea—Clacton-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Brigclac one, a new walk from Brightlingsea to Clacton-on-Sea

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Brightlingsea—Clacton-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Brigclac two, a new walk from Brightlingsea to Clacton-on-Sea

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Brightlingsea—Manningtree

Slow Ways added Briman one, a new walk from Brightlingsea to Manningtree

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Wivenhoe—Brightlingsea

Slow Ways added Wivbri one, a new walk from Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea

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Wivenhoe—Brightlingsea

Slow Ways added Wivbri two, a new walk from Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea

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Brightlingsea, Thu 29 February

11°

Light rain

Brightlingsea’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM0861716807

Lat / Lon

51.81096° / 1.02496°

Easting / Northing

608,617E / 216,807N

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If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Brightlingsea and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Brightlingsea's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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