Best Walks in Colchester

Walks, England, Essex

Explore some of the most beautiful parts of Colchester with these walking routes.

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  • Preview of Gosbecks Park Loop

    Gosbecks Park Loop

    Stanway, Essex

    by timngwena

    by timngwena

    1hr 45m / 6km
    A stroll through Stanway, Essex
    Parking Picnic spot Dog friendly Great views Child friendly Water feature
  • Preview of Colchester Orbital East A

    Colchester Orbital East A

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    2hr 15m / 8.7km
    From High Woods Country Park to Wivenhoe Park (University of Essex), exploring Welsh Wood & Salary Brook Nature Reserve.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Refreshments Picnic spot Botanics
  • Preview of Hilly Fields Circular Walk

    Hilly Fields Circular Walk

    Colchester, Essex

    by michaelpolom

    by michaelpolom

    35 minutes / 2.1km
    A stroll through Colchester, Essex
    Picnic spot Dog friendly Great views Child friendly Wildlife History
  • Preview of Colchester Orbital West A

    Colchester Orbital West A

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    2 hours / 6.6km
    From Irvine Road Allotments to High Woods Country Park, exploring Hilly Fields, Cymbeline Meadow, Charter Wood & Chesterwell.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Refreshments Dog friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Colchester to Wivenhoe

    Colchester to Wivenhoe

    Colchester, Essex

    by theessexcoast

    by theessexcoast

    2 hours / 7.3km
    A beautiful walk from Colchester Town to Wivenhoe along the River Colne. Look out for hand-forged artworks along the first half of the walk.
    Water feature Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Colchester Orbital West B

    Colchester Orbital West B

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    2 hours / 7.1km
    From Irvine Road Allotments to High Woods Country Park, exploring Bluebottle Grove, Lexden & CharterWoods, Cymbeline Meadows & Chesterwell.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Refreshments Dog friendly Botanics
  • Preview of The Orbital at Salary Brook

    The Orbital at Salary Brook

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    35 minutes / 2.2km
    A walk along the Salary Brook Valley & Nature Reserve. An ‘easier access’ section of the Colchester Orbital (East A).
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Water feature Dog friendly Child friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Colchester Orbital East B

    Colchester Orbital East B

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    2hr 15m / 10.5km
    From High Woods Country Park to Wivenhoe Park (University of Essex), exploring Wall’s & Churn Wood, Crockleford & Salary Brook.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Refreshments Picnic spot Botanics
  • Preview of The Orbital at Lexden

    The Orbital at Lexden

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    35 minutes / 2.3km
    A walk between Prettygate & Lexden taking in historic Bluebottle Grove & Lexden Dyke. An easy access section of the Colchester Orbital West.
    Wheel friendly Public transport Parking Dog friendly Child friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Wivenhoe Trail (Hythe to Wivenhoe)

    Wivenhoe Trail (Hythe to Wivenhoe)

    Colchester, Essex

    by safergreenerhealthier

    by safergreenerhealthier

    1hr 35m / 4.1km
    A lovely riverside walk to Wivenhoe. Can be muddy in places but suitable for children, buggies & dog walkers.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Great views Public transport Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of The Orbital at Cymbeline Meadows

    The Orbital at Cymbeline Meadows

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    20 minutes / 1km
    A short route easy access trail from Chase Lane to a riverside picnic spot on the Meadows. Directly connects with Colchester Orbital West B.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Water feature Picnic spot Parking Child friendly
  • Preview of The Orbital at Hilly Fields

    The Orbital at Hilly Fields

    Colchester, Essex

    by colchesterorbital

    by colchesterorbital

    30 minutes / 0.8km
    A short ‘easy access’ loop across the top of Hilly Fields Nature Reserve. Directly connects with the Colchester Orbital (West A).
    Wheel friendly Great views Picnic spot History Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Wivenhoe to Colchester

    Wivenhoe to Colchester

    Colchester, Essex

    by theessexcoast

    by theessexcoast

    2 hours / 7.3km
    A walk from Wivenhoe to Colchester Town along the River Colne. Look out for hand-forged artworks along the second half of the walk.
    Water feature Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of The Dog & Pheasant Walk

    The Dog & Pheasant Walk

    East Mersea, Essex

    by theessexcoast

    by theessexcoast

    2hr 15m / 5.1km
    A circular route around East Mersea’s countryside and shoreline. Can get muddy, there’s some walking on country lanes with a pub en route.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Picnic spot Parking Dog friendly
  • Preview of Brook Street to Castle Park

    Brook Street to Castle Park

    Colchester, Essex

    by timngwena

    by timngwena

    40 minutes / 1.7km
    A stroll through Colchester, Essex
    Public toilets Picnic spot Refreshments Dog friendly Great views Child friendly
  • Preview of Roaming The Roman River Valley

    Roaming The Roman River Valley

    Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex

    by safergreenerhealthier

    by safergreenerhealthier

    1 hour / 4.2km
    Discover ancient woodlands, historic Roman rivers & rolling countryside on this walk in Layer-de-la-Haye.
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Picnic spot Parking Dog friendly
  • Preview of West Bergholt to Chappel

    West Bergholt to Chappel

    West Bergholt, Essex

    by gonker44

    by gonker44

    3hr 15m / 9.1km
    A stroll through West Bergholt, Essex
  • Preview of Wivenhoe Trail (Wivenhoe to Hythe)

    Wivenhoe Trail (Wivenhoe to Hythe)

    Wivenhoe, Essex

    by safergreenerhealthier

    by safergreenerhealthier

    1 hour / 4.3km
    An easy stroll along the River Colne. Beginning in Wivenhoe & ending up in Colchester’s Hythe.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Great views Public transport Dog friendly Child friendly

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