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Clackton on Sea to Colchester Cycle Route



England > Essex > Clacton
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameClackton on Sea to Colchester
Distance : miles (km)28.34  (45.61)
Duration(hh:mm)02:48
Difficulty
Posted ByRichard
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityClacton
County/RegionEssex
Start LocationClacton
End LocationColchester
Cycle Steps
This route can be done easily in either direction depending on wind direction.

Day return to Clacton by train from London Liverpool Street is about £25 with no travel card. No requirement to pre-book bike on train.

Clacton is a stereo-typical British sea-side town, from station head to pier.

From Pier follow coast bike path to Holland on Sea passing a radio tower. Keep going past Frinton Golf club.

Depending on which council is in power you will either be able to follow sea wall on a bike path, or follow the coastal road through Frinton, your next land mark is Walton pier which is easy along sea wall. If no cycling you can walk, or miss Walton out and cycle through Frinton high street (Connaught Avenue and then cross the level crossing down Elmtree Avenue where you can join the route missing Walton out.

Folow the country lanes through many villages with pubs and village stores towards Colchester.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
I know there are basic Bike Shops in Frinton and Walton, Clacton has a couple of bike shops and a Halfords and Colchester is a good size town will several upper-mid-range bike shops.

Near By Cycle Shops
Clacton Halfords
Your comments?
posted by:AlexRating : difficult :
I've never followed this route exactly but have travelled most of it at some time and think it worth mentioning that the bit from The Haven, Holland to Walton is not suitable for road bikes. You can of course cut inland at The Haven and follow good public roads to Walton instead.


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