Finchingfield village.  Pond with brick bridge.  village on other side of pond.


This picture perfect route will take you through one of the most photographed villages in England, Finchingfield, the 'olde world charm' town of Coggeshall which has over 200 listed buildings , Castle Hedingham with its Norman Keep, the market town of Halstead and nestling in the Colne valley Earls Colne.  There is plenty to see and do including the medieval barns of the Knights Templar, jousting knights at a Norman Keep, steam railways, magnificent houses with stunning gardens and listed windmills.

The Essex countryside is ideal for cycling. A gently-rolling landscape with green lanes winding through farmland, river valleys and picturesque villages and cottages at every turn.

Map & Directions

Cycle your way round picture perfect villages

Type:Cycle Route

Essex, CO9 3DJ

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