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Wivenhoe

Essex


Slow Ways linking Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea, Colchester, Manningtree, Tiptree, West Mersea

England / Essex / Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe’s five Slow Ways are 40% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Wivenhoe from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Colchester—Wivenhoe
Colwiv one

Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 49m Descent 73m
Tiptree—Wivenhoe
Tipwiv one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 158m Descent 204m
West Mersea—Wivenhoe
Weswiv one Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 136m Descent 147m
West Mersea—Wivenhoe
Weswiv two Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 186m Descent 197m
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
Wivenhoe—Manningtree
Wivman one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 89m Descent 89m

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Collective progress

36% of Wivenhoe’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

3/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

5 people have contributed to Wivenhoe’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Wivenhoe

36km out of 109km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Wivenhoe

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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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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The route starts from Wivenhoe rail station and the first section follows a path along the River Colne, passing through a nature reserve. Towards the end of the route I had to improvise slightly at the car park when the prescribed route could not be accessed....

Tracy K

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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 path from Brook Street railway tunnel to the Moors can be overgrown at times. I propose an diversion along the north bank of the Colne, croosing to Spurgeon Street to reach St Leonards Church...

Zenicepian

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The path from Brook Street railway tunnel to the Moors can be overgrown at times. I propose an diversion along the north bank of the Colne, croosing to Spurgeon Street to reach St Leonards Church...

Zenicepian

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Wivenhoe

danravenellison surveyed Wivenhoe

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Tiptree—Wivenhoe

WendyTobitt added Tipwiv one, a new walk from Tiptree to Wivenhoe

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Colchester—Wivenhoe

Slow Ways added Colwiv one, a new walk from Colchester to Wivenhoe

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West Mersea—Wivenhoe

Slow Ways added Weswiv one, a new walk from West Mersea to Wivenhoe

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West Mersea—Wivenhoe

Slow Ways added Weswiv two, a new walk from West Mersea to Wivenhoe

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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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Wivenhoe—Manningtree

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

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Wivenhoe, Thu 22 February

11°

Light rain

Wivenhoe’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM0369121671

Lat / Lon

51.85645° / 0.95647°

Easting / Northing

603,691E / 221,671N

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Facilities

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