Kelvedon - Coggeshall - River Blackwater - Kelvedon

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Kelvedon has a long history of developing and producing seeds for farmers and gardeners and you pass a seed farm on this walk. You also pass a soft fruit farm, two water mills, an abbey, an ancient building known as the Monk's House, a magnificent huge barn owned and run by the National Trust and some superb scenery. One option is also to visit the centre of Coggeshall with a number of antiques shops and another famous old building (Paycockes). The stretches of the walk beside the rivers are extremely picturesque and the return leg along a very pleasant green lane is a delight, especially in spring when it is lined with primroses, bluebells and cowslips. Starting and ending at the railway station your options for getting there are various, but travelling by train is best.

England - East England - Essex - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
08/06/2020 - Martin Stimson

Did this walk yesterday. Very straight forward to follow. Lots of farm tracks with gravel surfaces. Way Mark 2 on the map is placed at the wrong position on the road and should be on the corner nearer the station. At waymark 10 there is now a massive gravel pit on the entire old airfield. The path has been rerouted parallel to the road and then leads to waymark 11. There are fine views eventually of the pit with some sand martins in attendance. We turned left before Monks farm to return via Way Mark 4 through the blackcurrant farm. This is more attractive than the road and adds .4 miles to the walk. car park now 4 quid.

30/03/2019 - Sid Marks

Re-walked this after 9 years,still a lovely walk.I did find the road walking along Coggelshall road slightly dangerous as there's no pavements and the verges are very narrow.Was quite busy on a Saturday. Just one update,at Waymark 2,you no longer turn right through the hedge,the path is now straight across the ploughed field,the footpath is visible.The marker post is broken and is laying on the floor. Worked out 8.0 miles as stated Parking charges at the station car park Peak £7.80 until next 4.00am Off peak £5.50 Saturdays £3.50 Sundays £3.50

30/04/2017 - John Faulkner

We did this walk yesterday, there's plenty of parking (on a Saturday). The route is flat, dog friendly and the navigation is easy.

28/11/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Brian & Anne Sandland for their updates for this walk. November 2010. Adrian (Admin)

31/10/2010 - Sid Marks

An enjoyable easy walk even though it was raining the whole time. Quite muddy in places. Went a little off track at waymark 11. As said in another comment, look out for the path on the left after the airfield shed before the farm. Parked in the station car park. Prices to park are : Weekdays £5.10 all day Saturdays £2.10 all day Sundays £1.00 all day

12/06/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

Really nice warm day,an enjoyable walk, best part walking across fields followed by walk between row of trees. At one point we both suddenly stopped at the same time to take a photo here. New off road ramblers. Dave & Jeni, Essex.

24/01/2009 - Tracey Mueller

The telegraph poles referred to at point 11 are no longer there. Look out for the path on the LHS as soon as you pass the airfield shed. It is obscured between the hedgrows at right angles to the path. Also rather doing the final leg along the road as soon as you pass Monks Farm bare right with the way mark and aim for point 4 on the map to rejoin the begining of the walk. Adds about 1/2 mile but much more enjoyable