Mile 239 by Petra McQueen

Brightlingsea Ferry to Peldon Church

Walk 17: Wednesday 14th July 2021

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Distance: 15 miles

The Colne and one of its creeks take us to Wivenhoe, where we cross the river by ferry to Rowhedge*. From here we walk inland to the small village of Peldon.

(*Changed from Fingringhoe)

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Walk Guidelines

There are two official meeting locations per day; at the start and near the mid-point. If you only wish to walk your one-mile stretch and join the walking party as it comes through your section, you can specify to meet ‘at my mile’ on the booking form (which should have been emailed to you already).

If you are meeting ‘at my mile’, please understand it is difficult for us to specify the exact time the main walking party will arrive. To help you estimate this, use the scheduled times below and add 30 mins per mile to get to your mile. We are using a walking speed of 2 miles an hour as a guide.

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Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand.

  • Start point 9AM: (Miles 232 – 240) The Waterside fish and chip shop, 59 Waterside, Waterside Marina, Brightlingsea CO7 0AX
  • Ferry crossing 1:50PM: from Rose & Crown, The Quay, Wivenhoe CO7 9BX
  • Mid point 2:30PM: (Miles 241 – 246)  Rowhedge Ferry Landing, opposite Rowhedge Village Food City (South side of river.) Please note the location of mile 241 has changed to Rowhedge – please see map.
  • End point 5:30PM: Peldon & Wigborough Community Hall, Peldon CO5 7PT


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Route: Walk 17


 Please note: The routes and mile markers were mapped in February. It is possible that some changes will be needed before the walk itself takes place, for example because of temporary path closures, weather events, and tidal conditions. If there are changes, we will walk an alternative route that is as close as possible to the planned route, and keep the mile markers as close to the originals too. If route lines appear to stray off public rights of way, this will not happen in reality and route lines will be adjusted as more accurate information from walk leaders is available. ‘Miles’ at the start and end of days may be slightly more or less than one mile.
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