Walks & Cycling
Footpaths came about because of the need for people and livestock to go from their homes to fields, places of work, church and the market. This resulted in some 165,000km across England and Wales of which Colne Engaine are fortunate to have about 16km and all within a short distance of The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm. You will be able to go into the heart of the North Essex Countryside and experience nature and solitude not found anywhere else.
Here are a selection of short to medium Walks and Cycling routes for you to explore whilst staying with us and even a few for the more adventurous including the famous Essex Way.
Adjacent to The Cart Lodge and around the boundaries of Nightingales Farm is a short circular walk that takes you across rolling fields and on to the peaceful setting of Prestons Lake which is steeped in wildlife and makes a pleasurable stroll at the beginning or at the end of the day.
Walking in Colne Engaine – A selection of 3 – 12 miles (4.8 – 19.3km) trails
Colne Valley Trail – 6 miles (9.65km)
Healthy Life for Essex – 4.5 miles (7km)
Along the River Valley to Earls Colne – 6.4miles (10.4km)
The Essex Way – 82 miles (132km)
Colne Valley Jaunt – 16 miles (25.7km)
Colne Valley Route – 22 miles (35.4km)
Tour de Colne Valley – 38 miles (61.1km)