GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gosfield Lake Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits the village of Gosfield in theBraintreedistrict ofEssex near Halstead. From here it is a short walk to the pretty Gosfield Lake to the west of the settlement.
The lake includes a picnic area, water sports activities and a nice lakeside cafe for refreshments afterwards. Access to the site requires an entry fee but your can just turn up an pay on the day.
At the lake there's a waterside trail on the eastern side but no circular path around the whole perimeter.
You can start the walk in Gosfield Park where there are sports fields and a car park. Then follow footpaths west and then south past the old church to the lake. On the way you will also skirt the edge of the 16th century Gosford Hall which is now used as a wedding venue. The house is Grade I listed.

Postcode

CO9 1UD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gosfield Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gosfield Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The on site Snack Shack at the lake is a nice place for refreshments on the walk.

Dog Walking

Dogs are allowed at the lake but must be on leads.

Photos

Sports pavilion, Gosfield - geograph.org.uk - 3376032

Sports pavilion, Gosfield

A public footpath by Gosfield church - geograph.org.uk - 667594

A public footpath by Gosfield church. Gosfield Hall can just be seen in the distance.

Gosfield Lake - geograph.org.uk - 559160

Gosfield Lake. This large lake is used for recreational purposes. The speedboat in this photo has just passed the water-ski jump.

St. Katharine's church, Gosfield, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 153243

St. Katharine's church, Gosfield, Essex

Gosfield Hall - geograph.org.uk - 2075474

Gosfield Hall

The Street, Gosfield, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 2494471

The Street, Gosfield village

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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