Alresford - Great Bentley - Weeley

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You could, of course, shorten this walk by catching a train from Great Bentley, or again you could combine it with part(s) or all of Walks 3006 and 3008 by a variety of methods. This section of the walk from Colchester North Station to Clacton-on-Sea Station takes you along the length of Great Bentley's village green (the largest in England). Despite being crossed by roads, it has a cricket pitch and near the pavilion you will find an interesting plaque with details of alleged witchcraft in former days. You will also pass close to Frating Abbey and Great Bentley Church. There is an interesting variety of farmland along the route, with orchards, traditional pastoral and arable fields and a huge area in which salad vegetables are grown on a grand scale in summer.

England - East England - Essex - Railway Walk

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
08/09/2019 - Sid Marks

Re-walked after 7 years,really enjoyed it again.Just one update.At waymark 12,once you have crossed the small field within Tye lodge grounds.You now pass through a small wooded area,then keep in the same direction with the property on you left.Soon you will arrive at a wooden fence which borders the property.You will see a gate and a markerpost showing you the direction across the ploughed field.

30/03/2012 - Sid Marks

Superb walk with good instructions. Only one update: When you reach the edge of the farmer's field past the property at waymark 12, there is no sign of any path. The owner of the house came out and said he has had words with the farmer because he hasn't outlined the path across his field. As said in the instructions, head 45 degrees left towards end of bushes. Because it was muddy, the owner kindly let us walk around the edge of his boundary to the bushes. He told me he is going to replace the broken signpost showing the direction to take across the field.