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The View Finder Trail

The View Finder Trail

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This cycle ride starts from Britain's oldest recorded town - Colchester. From here the route heads east following the River Colne to Wivenhoe, before returning to the town to take in various viewpoints and vistas. At ten of these locations, a sign has been placed depicting the view. These have the appearance of a typical road sign, but are in fact meticulously handmade paintings by artist Michael Goodey. These feature Colchester's skyline, such as the Victorian tower of the Town Hall and the Jumbo water tower. Along this route you can wander in an ancient sweet chestnut wood, explore a Norman castle keep and view the contemporary visual art of firstsite.

Cycle Route: Colchester-River Colne-Wivenhoe-Wivenhoe Woods-University of Essex-Salary Brook-Colchester Communities-St Andrew's Church-High Woods Country Park-Castle Park-Cymbeline Meadows-Lexden Mills at Spring Lane

Access: Day ride - moderate, circular

Miles: 18

Contact

The Contact

Address

High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1UF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TM 000252  Lat: 51.88946 Long: 0.90497