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image for Cycle Route item typeThe View Finder Trail at Visit Colchester Information Centre

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Visit Colchester Information Centre

Visit Colchester Information Centre

Contact

VisitColchester Information Centre

01206 282920

Address

Hollytrees Museum,
Castle Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1UG

Details

A 17.5 mile (28 km) moderate day cycle ride. Circular route on roads & cycle paths with linear stretch to Wivenhoe

The trail is the initiative of artist Michael Goodey, who was inspired by early 20th century landscape painter Lucien Pissarro's painting of a view across Hilly Fields which in now in the care of Colchester Museums. A further inspiration was Colchester's distincitve skyline featuring the Victorian Tower of the Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower. This cycle route weaves history and contemporary culture together through they eyes of the artist.

At 10 locations, Michael has places a sign depicting the view. Initially giving the appearance of a typical road sign, they are in fact meticulously handmade paintings. The trail is, in effect, an artwork initself, which encourages people to discover new viewpoints and vistas.

Gift shopPublic toiletsWelcome Host

Open all the time

Prices

Trail map & information can be purchased from the VisitColchester Information Centre for £1.50

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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.89007 Long: 0.90449

The Visit Colchester Information Centre is located in Hollytrees Museum, located in Castle Park

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester station

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  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host