Colne Valley Path

Distance: 37km (23 Miles) Max Height: 74m (243ft) Ascent: 309m (1,014ft) Start: Great Yeldham Finish: Colchester
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The Colne Valley Path is a short long distance route that follows the Colne Valley from Great Yeldham to Colchester. There are several interesting features seen along the route including the Norman Castle at Castle Hedingham, The River Colne and Chappel Viaduct.

Highlights Along The Route:
Yeldham Great Oak, Castle Hedingham, Disused Colne Valley Railway Line, Chappel Viaduct, River Colne, Ancient Roman Capital of Colchester, Colchester Castle (Detour)

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Route Completed on 14th February 2019

2nd January 2019

Colne Valley Path - Part 1
Great Yeldham - Near Colne Valley Railway - Castle Hedingham - Sible Hedingham - Dismantled Railway - Hepworth Hall - Halstead

Distance: 14.4km (8.94 Miles)
Ascent: 148m (486ft)
Time: 3 hours 53 Minutes

8th January 2019

Colne Valley Path - Part 2
Halstead - Near Colne Engaine - Whtie Colne - Swanscombe Farm - Chappel

Distance: 11.2km (6.96 Miles)
Ascent: 83m (272ft)
Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes

14th February 2019

Colne Valley Path - Part 3
Chappel - Essex Way - Ford Street - River Colne - West Bergholt - Lexden Dyke - Colchester - Colchester Castle

Distance: 16km (9.94 Miles)
Ascent: 143m (469ft)
Time: 4 Hours 11 Minutes