Colchester to Chappel & Wakes Colne Viaduct

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Nov 23

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8 miles in unpredictable weather.

Come and enjoy some fresh autumn air and the attractive North Essex Countryside on this 8.5-mile day walk.  

We will start from the busy Historic Town of Colchester and then escape out into the countryside mostly following the River Colne and taking in some lovely country scenes. We’ll end up at the village of Chappel & Wakes Colne where we can take in the views of the impressive 32 arched brick-built Chappel Railway Viaduct. Here we can then enjoy a well-earnt pint or two hopefully in front of a welcoming roaring fire at the local pub.  

The train enthusiasts amongst you will no doubt appreciate the small but interesting East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel Station which you can peruse at your leisure at the end of the walk. 

At the end of the event we will take the little branch line from Chappel (across the viaduct!) to Marks Tey station which is on the London Liverpool St mainline.   From here if you arrived at the event start in Colchester by car, take a mainline train back to Colchester for your car.  

Dog owners - this is a dog-friendly walk but please be prepared for the fact that there will be stiles and also please remember that not everyone is a dog lover so please be a responsible dog owner and keep it on a lead when and where required.


Photo credits:
Andy Gent

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We'll take in views of the impressive viaduct (bring your camera!)
We'll take in views of the impressive viaduct (bring your camera!)


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