Weeley - Tendring - Great Bentley - Weeley

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This walk complements two others available on Walkingworld and like them starts from the little country station at Weeley. You visit the charming little village of Tendring with its beautiful old church, using excellent field-paths. Using more field-paths and tracks you then reach the outskirts of Great Bentley (more about this village can be found on the Walkingworld site). Then, after a stretch on country lanes and more field-paths you return to the station. In autumn this can be a most fruitful trip! The blackberries along the way are incredibly abundant and huge - some the size of strawberries!

England - East England - Essex - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Wildlife
08/07/2017 - Sid Marks

Major updates are required for this walk.Nearly all the field footpaths are so badly overgrown,it is impossible to walk along them,i had to cross low wire fences and walk beside them.and all the kissing gates are badly overgrown too with nettles,had to climb a few fences beside each one.All the stiles have been replaced with kissing gates apart from the 2 at waymark 14 by the busy road.Even after going down the steps to the road it was so badly overgrown i had to find another point to cross it.Quite a few of the footpath signs are missing,and 2 of the footpaths had been fenced off with an electric wire fence. The footpath at the layby at waymark 9 cannot be accessed at that point,the signpost has gone and it is too badly overgrown to use. I had to walk further along to access the field and use a different route. I wouldnt recommend doing this walk until something is done about the state of the footpaths and the signs replaced. GPS reading came out as 7.6 miles

20/10/2013 - Margaret Baldry

15.10.13 This walk has definitely improved in interest! The section between Hill Farm and Gurnhams (from point 6 to point 9) has been landscaped; the quarry area is a now large lake area with many birds on them - we imagine it will be great for birdspotting over the winter. There has been a great deal of planting of trees and it is a very pleasant area to walk through. The instructions from 6 to 9 need revision to reflect the changes, although we had no trouble finding our way by following the footpath signs; it is now more interesting to follow the footpath marked on the map to Gurnhams between 8 and 9 rather than take the farm track to cut the corner. Another great improvement - landscaping and planting - is between 12 and 13 - around Coppice Farm.

05/04/2006 - Peter Bell

Hi all, just completed this walk, the footpath at waypoint 8 (grid ref 128237) is totally lost now, as I was for a short while, I did try to find it but sunk to my ankles in mud and had to turn back. I walked on for another thirty yards and turned right into a field and followed a path and picked up the way mark post. I then went ahead and bear to the left at the end of the field to arrive at a track with farmhouse, ignore footpath sign (right) carry on ahead and you will arrive at waypoint 9. This is where the picture sheet comes in to its own. I knew I was back on the right track. Thanks Brian & Anne, a most enjoyable walk even if it take the rest of the day to clean the boots! best wishes Peter.