GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wickham Bishops Walks

3 miles (5.5 km)

This Essex based village includes some pleasant river trails, an unusual old wooden railway viaduct and a noteworthy ancient church.
This circular walk from the village takes you west to link up with the Blackwater Rail Trail and visit the old viaduct over the River Blackwater.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths south west to St Peter's Church. This ancient church dates back to the 11th century and is a Grade II listed building.
Near here you can pick up footpaths heading north along the river and the Blackwater Rail Trail, a shared cycling and walking path running along a disused railway line between Witham and Maldon.
The route continues north east along the river, passing a weir before coming to Blue Mills Bridge. You then turn south to pass Sparkey Wood and return to the village.


CM8 3NN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wickham Bishops OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wickham Bishops Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wickham Bishops

  • Blackwater Rail Trail - This is a nice, easy cycle or walk along a disused railway line between Witham and Maldon in Essex
  • Maldon - This pretty Essex town has a series of delightful waterside footpaths to try
  • Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation - Follow the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal from Chelmsford to Maldon on this easy, waterside walk in Essex
  • Witham River Walk - This nice waterside stroll follows the River Brain through the Essex town of Witham
  • John Ray Walk - Travel along the John Ray Walk from Braintree to Witham on this lovely walk through Essex
  • Flitch Way - The Flitch Way is a cycle and walking route running along a decomissioned railway line through Essex
  • Tiptree - This large village is located near Colchester in Essex
  • Terling - This pretty Essex village has many picturesque features including a ford on the River Ter, an old windmill, a cricket pitch and cottages around Church Green.
  • Chelmsford - This walk in the Essex city of Chelmsford takes you along the River Can and River Chelmer to Sandford Mill
  • Blackwater Estuary - Enjoy a walk along the lovely Blackwater Estuary from Maldon to Tollesbury
  • Heybridge Basin - This easy waterside walk takes you from Heybridge Basin to the Chigborough Lakes Nature Reserve on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex
  • Beeleigh Falls - Enjoy a short walk to these pretty falls on the River Chelmer in Essex
  • Paper Mill Lock - Enjoy an easy stroll along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation on this circular waterside walk from Paper Mill Lock
  • Goldhanger - This Essex based village has some lovely river and country trails to try
  • Little Baddow - This pretty little village is located near to Chelmsford in Essex


Back in the village there's The Mitre Loungs pub where you can enjoy good food and a pretty garden. You can find them at postcode CM8 3NN.
The Green Man in nearby Little Braxted is another nice local place to go for some refreshments. The old pub overlooks the village green and includesoak beams & log fires. Outside there's a lovely garden area to relax in. You can find them at postcode CM8 3LB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and river trails make for a fine dog walk. The local pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.


St Peter, Wickham Bishops - - 1162488

St Peter, Wickham Bishops. The sign reads "Declared redundant in 1970 this the ancient church of Wickham Bishops was leased in 1975 to the Friends of Friendless Churches, St. Ann's Vestry Hall, 2 Church Entry, London EC4V 5HB. Contributions for its upkeep will be gratefully received. Though no longer used for regular services it remains consecrated to the services of God. Please respect it accordingly."

Wickham Mill Bridge - - 2879182

Wickham Mill Bridge

Wooden viaduct - - 2879085

Wooden viaduct. The last surviving timber trestle railway bridge in England. It comprises two adjoining viaducts, one crossing the River Blackwater, the second the Wickham Mill leat. The structures were part of the Braintree to Maldon branch line, built to carry freight and passengers inland from the port at Maldon.

The approach to Drumochter Farm at Wickham Bishops - - 803406

The approach to Drumochter Farm at Wickham Bishops

Blue Mills (geograph 2878914)

Blue Mills

Benton Hall Gates - - 2879029

Benton Hall Gates

A small flock of ewes and spring lambs - - 390870

A small flock of ewes and spring lambs

Part of Mope Lane in Wickham Bishops - - 803407

Part of Mope Lane in Wickham Bishops


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