Roaming The Roman River Valley

Walks, England, Essex, Colchester

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  • Your walk begins at Newcut. The closest bus stops are along the Highway Road. Just one road from here. Follow the public footpath sign.

    Step 1: Your walk begins at Newcut. The closest bus stops are along the Highway Road. Just one road from here. Follow the public footpath sign.

  • Step 2: We recommend using public transport or walking to this jaunt where possible. But if you need to drive, there is free parking along New Cut.

  • Turn left onto The Heath.

    Step 3: Turn left onto The Heath.

  • Follow the dirt track towards the Roman River Valley Nature Reserve. This is managed by The Essex Wildlife Trust.

    Step 4: Follow the dirt track towards the Roman River Valley Nature Reserve. This is managed by The Essex Wildlife Trust.

  • The nature reserve is part of the Roman River Valley Conservation Zone. It’s a fragment of the traditional river valley landscape.

    Step 5: The nature reserve is part of the Roman River Valley Conservation Zone. It’s a fragment of the traditional river valley landscape.

  • Continue following the path as it veers right. The path may be very muddy, so you may want to walk through the trees to avoid the mud.

    Step 6: Continue following the path as it veers right. The path may be very muddy, so you may want to walk through the trees to avoid the mud.

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