3 of 5 (1 vote)

Cymbeline Meadow

A leisurely walk (city/town) in Essex, England, about 3.67km (2.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 25m (82ft)
Loss 35m (114ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 60m (196ft)
Start & End
Colchester Station
Distance 3.67km
Duration ~1:00
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 21 May 2010
A welcome return to nature in an increasingly busy town. Cymbeline Meadows is a small area of nature trails just near Colchester Station - well worth a visit before you head into the town.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid TL990265
From the station, head down the hill and under the railway. Turn right at the big roundabout, then right into the meadow (down some wooden steps).
Along the River Colne About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid TL989260
The easiest way through the meadow is to stick to the River Colne, which weaves through it. Lots of wildlife here - keep your eyes for the interesting flowers underfoot.
In the meadows About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid TL979258
The river weaves and wiggles and reaches a footbridge. Continue past this towards Lexden Bridge.
Across the road About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid TL973254
At the end of the meadow, come out and carefully cross the busy road. Follow on the other side to Glen Avenue. Turn up hear, then first left and then right to Fitzwilliam Road.
Hilly Fields Nature Reserve About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid TL981253
The footpath at the end of Fitzwilliam Road takes you into Hilly Fields Nature Reserve, another oasis of calm in this town.
Colchester Institute About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TL987257
At the far end of the nature reserve, rejoin the road and return to the main dual carriageway. Turn right, and at the roundabout turn left for the station or right for buses into Colchester town centre.

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