GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Abberton Reservoir

10 miles (16 km)

This is a circular cycle ride on the quiet roads and country lanes surrounding this large reservoir near Colchester, Essex. Abberton is thefourth largestreservoir in England with an area of nearly 5 square kilometres (1,200 acres).
The route starts at the visitor centre and takes you to Great Wigborough, Peldon and Malting Green. This route is designed for cyclists but walkers can enjoy walks from the visitor centre at the start of this route. The reservoir is excellent for bird watching with thousands of wildlfowl to look out for on the water. These include Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Coot and Black-headed Gull which can be spotted from the three bird hides. The visitor centre also has a wealth of information on the wildlife you can expect to see in this lovely wetlands area.
If you'd like to extend your walking in the area then you could head south and visit the lovely Mersea Island. The round the island circular walk visits a number of nice beaches and the pretty Cudmore Grove Country Park.

Abberton Reservoir Postcode

CO2 0EU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Abberton Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Abberton Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bird feeders by the Visitors Centre at Abberton Reservoir - - 771826

Bird feeders by the Visitors Centre at Abberton Reservoir

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Abberton Pumphouse


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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