GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cudmore Grove Country Park

4 miles (6 km)

Located at theeastern end of Mersea Island this super country park is perfect for an easy coastal walk.
You can stroll along the lovely sandy beach and enjoy views across Mersea Island and Brightlingsea Reach towards Brightlingsea. There's also marshland and grassland which is perfect for picnics. The circular walk below starts at the car park and follows the beach for about a mile before returning through the countryside on a mixture of walking paths and country lanes. On the way look out for the 16th century fort and a large variety of coastal wildlife.
The park is located about 7 miles south of Colchester.


CO5 8UE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cudmore Grove Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cudmore Grove Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a decent cafe at the site where you can enjoy some refreshments after your exercise.

Dog Walking

The park is ideal for dogs with open spaces and a beach to run along on. You'll likely see plenty of other dogs with their owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To extend your walk you could pick up the Mersea Island Walk which takes you around the whole island. The route takes you along the coastline visiting several beaches and the settlements of West Mersea and East Mersea.
On the northern side of Colchester there's High Woods Country Park to explore. There's some pleasant cycling and walking trails with a lake, woodland trails and a visitor centre to be found in this popular park.

For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Seat in Cudmore Grove - - 422970

Seat in Cudmore Grove. The seat is dedicated to a William Krupp the path is a permissive bridleway. The Country park is managed by Essex County Council.

Cudmore Grove Country Park - - 1002275

This old pillbox is situated near the eastern end of Mersea Island, within the confines of the Country Park.

East Mersea Flats - - 558235

East Mersea Flats Nature Reserve viewd fromthe park. Sailboats in the background make this a picturesque spot.

Cliff Erosion, East Mersea - - 1574988

Recent erosion of the sandy cliffs near Cudmore Grove

Coastal erosion at East Mersea - - 1002325

Beach view

Sea defences, Cudmore Grove Country Park - - 1004089

Sea defences in the park. The angle of the beach turns through 60 degrees at this point, necessitating an extra strong form of defence. A concrete wall has been constructed to resist the force of the sea.


GPS Files

GPX File

Cudmore Grove Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cudmore Grove Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)