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Essex Priory Way

32 km / 20 miles

Essex
A beautiful coastal walk of 20 miles, from St. Osyth Stone Point, via St. Osyth, Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe to St Botolph's Priory in Colchester. En route you follow well defined paths besides coastal creeks, see Essex's finest 15th century church tower, and a rare Tide-mill. You pass Inns, old buildings and learn about the Witches of St. Osyth.You see a variety of both seabirds and waders. The route joins together two of England's finest Priories, at St Osyth and Colchester. Colchester the oldest inhabited town in England, is full of historical places and well worth exploring at the end.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Easy; Coastal; Pilgrimage; Religious

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook
Essex Priory Way (John Merrill Foundation - 2011)

Maps:

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Self-catering
Lee Wick Farm Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
3 Km
Self-catering
Park Hall Country Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
6 Km
B & B Accommodation
Park Hall Country House  (bookable online)
1 Km
6 Km
B & B Accommodation
Pheasant Suites  (bookable online)
3 Km
27 Km
Other
< 1 Km
28 Km
Caravan Park
Colchester Holiday Park  (bookable online)
3 Km
32 Km
B & B Accommodation
Timbers Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
32 Km
B & B Accommodation
Four Sevens Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
32 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

31.0 Km (19.3 miles)
199 m (653 ft) ascent
28 m (92 ft)  maximum height