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Winstree Marathon

48 km / 30 miles

The 26-mile Winstree Marathon is author Laurence Taylor's exploration of the old Winstree Hundred south of Colchester, using the remnant network of soft-surfaced highways from Tiptree along Layer Brook, passing Abberton Reservoir, then up the Colne valley seawall, returning via the Roman River valley nature reserve and Layer de la Haye. The booklet includes a list of Essex 'Bunroes' - the bun-sized Munros of the county! Maps are Landranger 168, or Explorer 184 covers most of the route.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Easy; Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Start and Finish
TL891157 - Tiptree, Essex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Winstree Marathon (Derek Keeble)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Best Western Marks Tey Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
9 Km
B & B Accommodation
Four Sevens Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
18 Km
Caravan Park
Colchester Holiday Park  (bookable online)
4 Km
18 Km
B & B Accommodation
Timbers Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
4 Km
18 Km
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21 Km
B & B Accommodation
Pheasant Suites  (bookable online)
3 Km
22 Km

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Route Profile:

47.9 Km (29.8 miles)
398 m (1,306 ft) ascent
75 m (246 ft)  maximum height