Paper Mill Lock

Walks, England, Essex, Chelmsford

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  • Welcome to Paper Mill Lock. There is parking available during tea room opening times. Alternatively there are gravel lay-bys located nearby.

    Step 1: Welcome to Paper Mill Lock. There is parking available during tea room opening times. Alternatively there are gravel lay-bys located nearby.

  • The walk begins here at the Paper Mill Lock information board. To get here turn left away from the tea room.

    Step 2: The walk begins here at the Paper Mill Lock information board. To get here turn left away from the tea room.

  • There are lovely views of the canal & the lock from this point. You may even spot a swan 🦢 or two!

    Step 3: There are lovely views of the canal & the lock from this point. You may even spot a swan 🦢 or two!

  • Head back towards the Paper Mill Lock tearoom. They serve cakes, hot drinks & sandwiches. Plus there are toilets on site.

    Step 4: Head back towards the Paper Mill Lock tearoom. They serve cakes, hot drinks & sandwiches. Plus there are toilets on site.

  • Step 5:

  • Step 6: Just beyond the lock is the Island. In 1702 there were two mills located here. One ground corn & the other (you guessed it) made paper.

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