GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Essex Way

81 miles (130 km)

Travel through the Essex countryside from Epping to Harwich on this 81 mile footpath. The path takes you through some interesting towns and delightful villages, including Chipping Ongar, Terling, Willingale, Pleshey, Coggeshall, Dedham and Mistley. The walk includes riverside sections along the River Blackwater, the River Colne and along the River Stour at the end of the route. This final section is particularly lovely passing the Wrabness Nature Reserve on the banks of the river Stour estuary. Here you can see owls, yellowhammers, whitethroats, turtle dove, song thrush, nightingales and bullfinches.
The walk is waymarked with a white disc featuring poppies.

Essex Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Essex Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Terling Windmill

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Wrabness beach

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View of Wrabness Nature Reserve on the river Stour estuary.

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GPS Files

GPX File

Essex Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Essex Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')