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Manningtree

Essex


Slow Ways linking Manningtree and Brightlingsea, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harwich, Ipswich, Kirkby-le-Soken, Wivenhoe

England / Essex / Manningtree

Manningtree’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 7/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Brightlingsea—Manningtree
Briman one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 113m Descent 118m
Colchester—Manningtree
Colman one

Survey me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 130m Descent 152m
Hadleigh—Manningtree
Hadman one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 119m Descent 135m
Manningtree—Clacton-on-Sea
Mancla one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 123m Descent 133m
Manningtree—Harwich
Manhar one Verify me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 186m Descent 182m
Manningtree—Ipswich
Manips one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 170m Descent 174m
Manningtree—Ipswich
Manips two Survey me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 204m Descent 199m
Manningtree—Kirkby-le-Soken
Mankir one Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 108m Descent 106m
Wivenhoe—Manningtree
Wivman one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 89m Descent 89m

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Collective progress

53% of Manningtree’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

11 people have contributed to Manningtree’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Manningtree

163km out of 180km have been walked and reviewed

363km of reviews have been shared in Manningtree

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Then onto Frating Abbey Farm to join the footpath heading south west to Thorrington and Glebe farm....

Clive

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A very beautiful walk out of Manningtree tracing around the estuary edge with glimpses of the Dedham Vale landscape. We enjoyed the various pathways that encountered different bodies of water along this route. The views of Ipswich as we descended down into the city were an enjoyable way to reach our destination....

Pandora

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Leaving Colchester up the hill through the High Woods Country Park was lovely to look back over the city before we immersed ourselves in the winding woodland paths....

Pandora

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Starting with a stunning view of the River Stour, you will walk along clear and enjoyable footpaths. There would be big stretches of the trip with gravel. Referring to earlier reviewer Thom Brisco’s explanations regarding clarifications of the route....

Tiril Sofie Berg

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The trip was a wonderful walk, with a great variety of landscapes and surfaces. Could potentially be muddy when wet weather, but overall a good footpath. There are some difficulties as explained by previous reviewer Thom Brisco....

Tiril Sofie Berg

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Turning north, the walk follows a gentle mixture of paths, lanes, and field tracks....

Thom Brisco

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The route’s major challenge is a stretch that passes right through the middle of Crown Quarry to the west of Ardleigh....

Thom Brisco

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The route at Wix is on the main road which is lined with hedgerows and a narrow verge. At Beaumont there is also a better route keeping off the busy main road (B1414). From Wix road there is a footpath that heads south and then east across the B1414, staying south of the reservoirs and then rejoining the route....

Clive

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Mistley to Weeley Heath across flat farmland and quiet country lanes. After that it’s a footpath along a relatively busy road to Clacton....

Clive

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Some clarity of the footpath around Jimmy’s farm needed as I lost the footpath going through the farm rather than around it....

Clive

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Manningtree—Ipswich

Daisy C added Manips two, a new walk from Manningtree to Ipswich

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Route: I walked this route in March (20/03/23 Monday). This makes the route a mainline station to mainline station should anyone want the convenience from further afield though as WivmanOne (route originator) has shown the original route is well supported with public transport. I changed the route only once more at the busy Colchester to Elmstead road. The footpath circumnavigates an old orchard on right and eventually joins with Wivmanone’s route at Church Road....

Stuart McCain

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My preference would be the slightly longer Essex Way starting in Harwich as it is more scenic with more points of interest for the first couple of miles. Highlights of the walk were a view into Harwich International Port, walking through 3 beautiful Nature Reserves in an AONB, river views across the Stour, Grayson Perrys House for Essex, 2 historic churches, the historic oak tree Old Knobbley and Historic towns of Mistley and Manningtree....

MartinG

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The route shown cannot be used because the level crossing at Brantham High Bridge has been closed by Network Rail on safety grounds....

Clare

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footpath across Wivenhoe quarry to Keelars lane was completely flooded by the quarry lake. Easy to follow the quarry road out though without significant deviation and that cut out a portion of Keelars lane as well. Footpath from Bromley Cross (Hall Road to Carringtons Road) was completely overgrown and inaccessible...

arundago

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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....

battlestarvalk

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battlestarvalk took this photo on Manhar one

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Manningtree

Bergholt surveyed Manningtree

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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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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....

Timothy Hull

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The Level Crossing at Brantham High Bridge suggested in this route has been closed for some years and the alternative option to walk on the A137 main road which has no pavement and a 60mph speed limit would be considered unsafe by many especially if walking with children or dogs...

Clare

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Manningtree—Kirkby-le-Soken

David Emerson added Mankir one, a new walk from Manningtree to Kirkby-le-Soken

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Brightlingsea—Manningtree

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

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Colchester—Manningtree

Slow Ways added Colman one, a new walk from Colchester to Manningtree

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Hadleigh—Manningtree

Slow Ways added Hadman one, a new walk from Hadleigh to Manningtree

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Manningtree—Clacton-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Mancla one, a new walk from Manningtree to Clacton-on-Sea

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Manningtree—Harwich

Slow Ways added Manhar one, a new walk from Manningtree to Harwich

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Manningtree—Ipswich

Slow Ways added Manips one, a new walk from Manningtree to Ipswich

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Wivenhoe—Manningtree

Slow Ways added Wivman one, a new walk from Wivenhoe to Manningtree

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Manningtree, Fri 19 July

28°

Sunny day

Manningtree’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM1054131841

Lat / Lon

51.94522° / 1.06199°

Easting / Northing

610,541E / 231,841N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Manningtree'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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