Village circular walks

A series of leaflets depicting circular walks of varying lengths and styles has been developed by Kelvedon Parish Council. There are six routes available.

Each leaflet contains a description of the walk, a route plan and where applicable points of interest encountered on the journey. The leaflets are A4 size with single-side print and have been designed to allow them to be folded and carried in a pocket so that the directions and plan remain easily accessible.

If you are unable to print a copy, the leaflets may be purchased from the Parish Clerk for the nominal sum of 25p each. A packing and posting charge will be applied to orders received from those unable to come to the parish office in person.

Circular Walks leaflets

1. A gentle stroll round the farmland of north west KelvedonLength: 5 miles
Time: approx 2 1/2 hours
Level going, but could be muddy after rain.
Suitable for children.
 Circular Walk No. 1
2. Town and country – a walk through the village and over farmland south east of the River BlackwaterLength: 2 miles
Time: approx 1 hour
Level going, but sections could be muddy after rain.
Suitable for children.
 Circular Walk No. 2
3. Road, rail and rights of wayLength: 4 miles
Time: approx 1 1/2 hours
Level going, but sections could be muddy after rain.
Suitable for children, but only under supervision.
Circular Walk No. 3
4. Sniveller’s Lane – better than it soundsLength: 4 miles (with two shorter variations and one longer)
Time: approx 1 1/2 hours
Easy walking, but tracks can be muddy and heavily churned by agricultural vehicles in winter. Field paths can be unpleasantly sticky in winter, but are usually easy going after weed killing in the spring.
Children are best accompanied. Attention to road safety is critical when crossing the High Street and London Road and using Hollow Road.
 Circular Walk No. 4
5. Focus on FeeringLength: 3.5 miles
Time: approx 2 1/2 hours
Level going, but could be muddy after rain.
Suitable for children.
 Circular Walk No 5
6. Braxted revisited – a long-accustomed route is reopenedLength: 4.5 miles
Time: approx 2 hours
Fairly level going, but could be muddy after rain
Although suitable for children, care should be taken when walking along the A12 and the Maldon and Braxted Roads.
 Circular Walk No 6

You may also be interested in “Following the Blackwater“, a booklet that sets out a route between Kelvedon and Coggeshall villages.

The route may be tackled in either direction or enjoyed as a return trip from either end. The (single) distance of the walk is approximately 3 miles and should take about 1½ hours to complete over easy terrain. It is mostly off-road, follows the course of the River Blackwater where possible, and passes Coggeshall Abbey.

The booklet is A5 size, 12 pages long, and contains a route plan and many coloured photographs to supplement the easy-to-follow directions.

The booklet is on sale for £1.00 from Kelvedon Library or the Parish Clerk.  Purchasers unable to call at the parish office in person may place an order for postal delivery. A small charge for postage and packing will be applied.

Feedback

Your feedback on the use of these leaflets would be welcome. Please report any inaccuracies or difficulties encountered to the Parish Clerk.