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Chappel and Chalkney Wood

MODERATE 3 reviews

Chappel and Chalkney Wood is a 8.2 kilometer loop trail located near Colchester, Essex, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 8.2 km Elevation Gain: 139 m Route Type: Loop








This circular walk starts in the quaint hamlet of Chappel, six miles west north west of Colchester in Essex. It takes in a combination of arable land, river valley grazing meadows, and the largest wood in the area. Highlights are extensive views across the Colne Valley, lovely mixed woodland, two large old river mills, extensive riverside meadows and marshland, and a most impressive railway viaduct. The route is easy going, with just one steady climb up a slope. Parts of the route are almost always wet and muddy, but there is only one stile. Grazing livestock, mainly sheep, will be encountered in both the early and latter parts of the walk, where dogs will need to be kept under close control. The walk includes 400 metres along a quiet tarmac lane. Allow around 2.5 hours.

Sun Nov 26 2017

Pleasant walk, though it goes through a couple of farm yards. When you're at the start there's a park. The right turn is before the park, that led us astray for a little while!

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