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Bicycle ride from Harwich via Mistley

Distance: 23 miles, which at a moderate pace will

take one and three quarter to two and a quarter

hours.

Route: Mainly along quiet country roads, including a

few challenging climbs. The route passes Wrabness

Woods, Bradfield, Mistley, Wix and Great Oakley.

Start and finish: Dovercourt Swimming Pool,

off Wick lane, parking is available.

Route details:

1. From the swimming pool entrance turn left and at

the road junction turn left again into Wick Lane.

2. Follow the National Cycle Network blue signs to

the mini-roundabout (1.4 miles) at the top of the hill.

3. Turn right and proceed to the next miniroundabout,

turning left next to the Devon

public house.

4. Continue ahead and go downhill past Ramsey

Church. Take great care at the roundabout at the

bottom (2.6 miles). Take the second exit and ride

ahead to Bradfield.

5. At the junction with the Stranger’s Home public

house directly ahead, turn right (7.7 miles).

6. Proceed to Mistley. At Mistley Towers (9.9 miles)

turn left for Lawford. 200 metres ahead is Mistley

Place Tea Room, opening times are 10am to 4pm

Tuesday to Sunday. The food and snacks are good

with a friendly service at very reasonable prices.

7. Continue up the hill. At the top turn left for

Bradfield.

8. At the Bradfield Television Mast turn left

(12.4 miles).

9. Continue through Bradfield village, turning right

into Wix Road (13.7 miles), which leads to Wix and

Great Oakley.

10. Continue to Wix, going under the bridge and

turning left for Great Oakley at the cross roads.

11. Turn right at the war memorial along Oakley Road

to Great Oakley.

12. At the junction next to the school (17.5 miles)

continue through Great and Little Oakley.

13. At the mini-roundabout (21.3 miles) turn right for

Low Road, continue down the hill and along Wick

Lane to turn right back to your start point at the

Dovercourt Swimming Pool.

 

Bicycle ride from Harwich via Wix

Distance: 16 miles, which at a moderate pace will

take between one and a quarter to one and three

quarter hours.

Route: Covers mainly quiet country roads, passing

Wrabness Woods with views across to Walton.

Villages passed are Wix, Stones Green and Great

Oakley.

Start and finish: Dovercourt Swimming Pool,

off Wick Lane, parking is available.

Route details:

1. From the swimming pool entrance turn left and

at the road junction turn left again into Wick Lane,

continuing up Low Road.

2. Follow the National Cycle Network blue signs to

the mini-roundabout (1.4 miles) at the top of the hill.

3. Turn right and proceed to the next mini-roundabout,

turning left next to the Devon public house.

4. Continue ahead and go downhill past Ramsey

Church. Take great care at the roundabout at the

bottom (2.6 miles). Take the second exit and ride

ahead to Bradfield.

5. At Spinnels Farm (6.4 miles) turn left to Wix.

6. Continue straight ahead to the road junction with

a grass triangle (7.5 miles).

7. Turn left to Wix. Go under the bridge and at the

cross-roads (7.8 miles) go straight ahead to Stones

Green.

8. Continue through Stones Green, following the

blue cycle signs, then turning left for Great Oakley

(9.1 miles).

9. Continue ahead on the quiet road, take care at the

corners with gravel. At the road junction with a grass

triangle turn right (10.8 miles).

10. At the junction next to a school (11 miles) turn

left to go through Great and Little Oakley.

11. At the mini-roundabout (14.8 miles) turn right for

Low Road, continue down the hill and along Wick

Lane to turn right back to your start point at the

Dovercourt Swimming Pool.

 

Bicycle ride around Harwich

Distance: 6 miles, which will take one hour at a

moderate, easy pace.

Route: 70% traffic free. You will pass three

lighthouses, Britain’s oldest cinema and meander

through historic old Harwich.

Start and finish: Dovercourt Swimming Pool, off Wick

lane, parking is available.

Route details:

1. From the swimming pool turn right towards the

sea. At the metal flag post turn left to proceed along

the promenade, with the sea on your right.

2. Pass the lighthouse and continue ahead. Follow

National Cycle Network (blue) signs along the

promenade to pass Stone Pier.

3. Continue towards the next lighthouse. Before the

lighthouse go through two metal barriers (take care)

and continue ahead following the blue cycle signs.

4. At the car park slope turn left and at the road

junction in front of the infants school sign, turn

right and then take the first left.

5. Pass the Electric Palace cinema along Kings Quay

Street. Turn left to pass the Pier Hotel.

6. Travelling past Trinity House, proceed ahead to

the mini-roundabout. Turn left for Bathside along

Albemarle Street.

7. Turn left, take a quick right and then left again to

pass over the railway level crossing.

8. Turn right along Fernlea Road. At the end walk

your bikes a short distance turning right through two

sets of metal barriers.

9. Continue past Dovercourt Railway Station.

With Coco’s Pizza on your left, continue up the track,

following the North Sea Cycle route signs to the end.

10. Through wooden posts, go up the short hill. At

the top turn left to join the road and climb again.

11. Quickly turn right for Clarkes Road (care) and

continue to the end, turning right into Main Road.

12. At the next mini-roundabout turn left and go

down Laurel Avenue.

13. At the bottom turn right to join Long Meadows

and then left to go along Abbott Road.

14. At the end of Abbott Road turn left. Continue

along Low Road and Wick Lane. Turn right for the

swimming pool to finish the ride.

 

Bicycle ride from Harwich via Great Bromley

Distance: 22.75 miles, which will take between 2

hours to 2 hours 30 minutes at a moderate, easy pace.

Route: A hilly start towards Bradfield is rewarded by

great views across the river. The ride ends along very

quiet country roads between Little and Great Bromley.

Start and finish: Manningtree Sports Centre,

Colchester Road, Lawford, free parking is available.

Route details:

1. From Manningtree Sports Centre turn left then

at the bottom of the hill (0.5 miles) turn right.

Continue ahead, passing Mistley Towers (1.25 miles).

2. Stay on the road to Bradfield and at the Stangers

Home public house (3.45 miles) turn left for Wrabness.

3. Turn right to Wix, passing Spinnels Farm (4.8 miles).

Carry on until you reach a grass triangle (6 miles),

then turn right to Bradfield.

4. At Bradfield turn left along Heath Road, continue to

the television mast (9 miles) then turn right.

5. Turn left into Dead Lane (10.15 miles). Take the next

left (10.3 miles) passing a farm on the left and pond

on the right. Continue to the end of Chequers Road

(12 miles).

6. Turn left along Shop Road. At the memorial stone

turn right for Great Bromley (12.7 miles) then left at

the next junction (13.1 miles).

7. Left again (13.6 miles) for Little Bentley along

Hilliards Road. At the grass triangle (14.7 miles)

continue ahead along Chase Road East.

8. Keep on the road to Great Bromley, at the junction

turn right on to Brook Street (16.5 miles). At the

primary school turn right for Manningtree.

9. Take the next left (17 miles). At the grass triangle

keep left for Ardleigh (17.3 miles).

10. Turn right along Briar Road (18.2 miles). At the

cross roads continue ahead along Morrow Lane to

Ardleigh (18.6 miles). At the next junction turn right

for Lawford (19.3 miles).

11. Continue to a grass triangle then turn left for

Lawford (19.8 miles). Follow signs for Lawford and

Manningtree.

12. At the junction with Wignall Street (21.5 miles)

turn right. Go straight over the mini roundabout, turn

left into Colchester road and back to the sports centre

(22.75 miles).

Bicycle ride from Lawford via Great Bromley

Distance: 14.5 miles which will take 90 minutes

at a moderate, easy pace.

Route: Very quiet and flat country lanes between

Lawford and Great Bromley.

Start and finish: Manningtree Sports Centre,

Colchester Road, Lawford, free parking is available.

Route details:

1. From the sports centre turn right along Colchester

Road. At the next junction (0.45 miles) turn right.

2. Continue over mini-roundabout and take

the next left signposted to Little Bromley.

3. Take the next right along Grange Road (0.9 miles)

and proceed ahead to the next junction (2.8 miles).

4. Turn right and keep on the road, do not turn right at

Waterhouse Lane.

5. Turn left at the next junction to Ardleigh (3.3 miles)

then left again for Great Bromley (3.75 miles).

6. At the cross roads go straight over to Back Lane

(4.4 miles). Continue ahead to the next junction and

turn left (4.87 miles).

7. At the grass triangle head to Great Bromley (5.8

miles). At the next junction turn right to Great

Bromley, passing the church.

8. At the junction turn left on to the B1029 (6.45

miles).

9. Turn left to Mary Lane North, keep on this road

passing Stone Road (do not turn off). Continue ahead

along Hilliards Road (8 miles).

10. At the next junction turn right along Spratts Road

(9.5 miles). Take the next right for Manningtree (10

miles) then at the memorial turn left for Ipswich and

Manningtree (10.4 miles).

11. Turn right down Chequers Road (11 miles). Keep

on the road to the next junction, then turn left into

Dead Lane (12.7 miles).

12. At the end of Dead Lane turn right (13.3 miles).

Continue ahead and at the junction turn right for

Ipswich and Manningtree.

13. Continue over the mini-roundabout to turn left

into Colchester Road and back to the sports centre

(14.5 miles).

 

Bicycle ride from Lawford via Little Bromley

 

Distance: 7.5 miles which will take 60 to 75 minutes

at a moderate, easy pace.

Route: Quiet and flat country lanes between Lawford

and Little Bromley, with lovely countryside views.

Start and finish: Manningtree Sports Centre,

Colchester Road, parking is available.

Route details:

1. From the sports centre turn right along

Colchester Road.

2. At the next junction (0.45 miles) turn right.

3. Continue over mini-roundabout and take the next

left signposted to Little Bromley.

4. Take the next right along Grange Road (0.9 miles)

and continue to the end of the road.

5. At the next junction (2.8 miles) with electric pylons

ahead, turn left to follow the road with the telegraph

poles at the side.

6. Proceed ahead to the next junction with Shop Road

(4.2 miles).

7. Turn left and after 20 metres turn right down

Chequers Road.

8. Continue on the road and at the next T junction

turn left into Dead Lane (5.95 miles).

9. At the end of Dead Lane turn right (6.5 miles).

10. Keep on Bromley Road to the junction (6.8 miles)

turn right towards the A137 Ipswich/Mannningtree.

11. Continue over the mini-roundabout and turn left

into Colchester Road and back to the sports centre

(7.5 miles).

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Cycle around Harwich, Manningtree and Mistley

Type:Cycle Route

Wick Lane, HARWICH, Essex, CO12 3TA

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