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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Fringringhoe Wick Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||17.15 (27.60)|
|Posted By||A Watts|
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|1) Starting at the beginning of Old Heath Road and heading our of Colchester to Maypole Green via Bourne Road and then Berechurch Road.
2) Next is the lumpy bit via Boundstead Road and turning right into Abberton Road, crossing Mersea Road at Abberton Village.
3) Continue along Abberton Road which contiues with left turn at the T Junction and look out for the sign for Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve and turn in to South Green Lane.
4) Turn right at the T junction if you want to visit the nature reserve and follow Wick Lane. Heading back the same way but continue on the same road until you reach Fingringhoe Vvillage.
5) Straight across the crossroad passing the Whalebone Pub and head up the hill untill you come to the nextcross with the old Pub (now a house) to the right . Turning right in to Rectory Road and heading in to the village of Rowhedge.
6) Continue untill the T junction then turn left in to March Crescent and continue into Rowhedge Road.
7) Continue along Rowhedge road untill the T Junction and turn right into Old Heath Road.
8) Follow Old Heath Road all the way back to the start.
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|A) The route can be shortened to about 12 miles by continuing along the Abberton Road into Fringerhoe and missing the detor to the Nature Reserve as well as going straight on, instead of turning into Recorty Road to go via Rowhedge.
B) Bourne Mill - a lovely 16th century fishing lodge that was converted to a mill. Now owned by the National Trust, hardly ever open except for bank holidays it seems!
C) Fingringhoe Nature Reserve is a lovely place to stop, there's a cafe and it's seldom busy. It closes at 5 pm.
C) Fingringhoe: A tiny place but theres a pub as mentioned with St. Andrews Church on the other side of the road, notable for the fact that some of it's wall paintings can still be made out. Just below the church is aa mill that is a rare example of one that was driven by tidal waters (although the stream doesn't apppear that tidal anymore!)
D) Rowhedge. Turning left instead of right at the T Junction on Rectory Road will take you into the pretty riverside high street of Rowhedge village proper. It has an unusal octagonal church (St Lawrence's).
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Colchester Rovers Cycling Club|
|Forty Plus CC|
|South East Essex CTC|