Alresford - River and Creek - Thorrington Tide Mill - Alresford

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Start and end at the station at Alresford. This walk has incredible variety. There are several delightful woodland paths and streams. Superb farmland paths are also used and the railway is crossed and recrossed. The sections with views across the River Colne and along Alresford Creek must be experienced. You pass a tide mill (details below). This is a walk you'll definitely want to repeat.

England - East England - Essex - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
19/11/2019 - Sid Marks

Re-walked after 8 years and still remains one of my favourites. Just a couple of updates, at waymark 2. The path in the woodland has 3 splits. Take the right fork on each one you come to. At waymark 5, the path is at least 60 yards past the bungalow opposite a lake. At waymarks 14 and 15, both stiles have now gone. At waymark 20, stay close to the left hand field edge to arrive at the stile by the railway. Walk came in as 8 miles.

28/12/2017 - Martin Stimson

Did this walk today in cloudless skies and fresh wind. V bracing. Good variety of landscape from woodland to sea wall. Saw buzzards and marsh harrier. Parked by shops. The route is easy to follow and the quarry is now a nature reserve with public access. After leaving the wòod by the scout camp the road is now v busy and dangerous. Please take great care. The final leg of the walk after the railway is through a vast polytunnel complex owned by Anglia Salads but is waymarked and some handmade signs direct walkers by the lakes.

02/07/2011 - Sid Marks

Excellent walk, perfect instructions, really enjoyed it. The path at waymark 16 along side the wire mesh fence is badly overgrown with 6 foot high heather. Recommended walk..

28/06/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

Dave & Jeni (off road ramblers) - the previous reviews are all valid, we parked on a side street from the station as well, no yellow lines anywhere, a most enjoyable walk, excellent directions, some really great views, A 1st for us crossing back and forth across an active railway line, near the end of point 17 there is a cafe after you leave the scout camp, if you need a break or a soft drink, otherwise you could do the last 2.5 miles or so and visit the pub at the end of the walk near the station, we didn't as we stopped at the cafe, so not sure what the pub is like.

24/01/2009 - Tracey Mueller

Jan 08. We were not able to park at the station due to development work, so parked in a side street near the local shops. Apart from that the walk was excellent.

26/08/2007 - Robin Philpott

We did this walk today, 26/8/07, and it is lovely. Note the previous comments made by Peter Bell, which still apply.

28/01/2006 - Peter Bell

Hi! Just completed my frist walk with walkingworld (28/1/06) and it went very well, the pictures and directions were spot on. Waymark 16 (grid ref:083196) - the wooden fence has now got a 6 foot high wire mesh fence in front of it now, so all you have to do is keep this to your right and it leads to the stream, much easier now. When you have crossed the stream and in the woodland (I was lucky to see a fox here) the sign has gone and a handmade sign has been put up pointing left. Don't turn left go right up the hill into the woods. Hope this will help others. What a great walk, can't wait to see it again in the summer. Best wishes, Peter.