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West Bergholt Hall and the Colne Valley

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Colchester, Essex, England

West Bergholt Hall and the Colne Valley is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Colchester, Essex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 223 ft Route type Loop
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This is an easy circular walk through some of the more attractive scenery in Essex. It starts at West Bergholt Hall and old church, leading through two nature reserves and riverside meadows. Hillhouse Wood is particularly worth visiting in April and May, as it has superb displays of Bluebells and other woodland flowers, as well as singing Nightingales. There are also lovely views down the Colne Valley. The walk contains one noticeable, but steady, climb. There are a few short stretches that can get muddy, so it is best to wear boots in winter and after rain. There are no stiles on the route, as the council has replaced all of these with gates. One small footbridge has bars at both ends that you will need to step over. The route crosses a couple of grazing meadows which may be holding livestock at times. Allow 1.5 hours.

West Bergholt is located about 3 miles north west of Colchester in Essex, near the border with Suffolk. The walk starts and finishes at St Mary's Old Church, located north-west of the village, where there is parking for several cars. Approximate post code CO6 3DU. There are two buses that pass close to the start of the walk. Chambers Buses routes 753 and 754 stop 600 metres away, on the B1508, at the end of Old Church Lane. The First Essex bus 66 stops on Lexden Road in West Bergholt , near the end of Hall Road, which is 700 metres away.

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Caroline Clements
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Walking

Lovely walk for a Sunday afternoon. Make sure to look at the vintage oak.

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sam phoenix
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Very pretty walk.

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Simon Lowe
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A pleasant walk through rolling farmland, mostly following hedge lined farm roads. The Southern leg follows the Essex Way path.

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Vlad Last
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nice trail, especially before sunset

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xuefeng liu
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Nice woodland. Did not expect a bit rolling countryside as this is Essex!

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Amie Jayne
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Muddy

great little dog walk, muddy at points, easy to follow route

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Seán Hanley
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Nice casual loop, seems to be a few different paths so if you don't follow the instructions or know the area you may get lost.

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Tia Sparling
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Holly Regan
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Mick Folliard
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Steve Francis
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Thomas Detnon
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Cristina Buda
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Amie Jayne
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Jonathan Renshaw
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Samantha Smith
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Samantha Smith
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