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Guided Walk, Sat 27 Oct 2018, free entry

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget


To support the commemoration of the centenary of WWI, the team who brought you the WWII walks in Colchester, Chappel and Frinton-on-Sea are running a series of three FREE guided walks.

Much of the fortification from WWI no longer exist or were built on with new fortification for WWII. Open to everyone, we will be answering such questions as; What did we learn between the wars? What remains of the WWI fortifications? What were the advancements in fortification between the two wars? A mine of historical information Fred Nash will be talking about the answers to there and many other questions in his guided walk and talk in Colchester. This will be a 3-mile version of the circular walk. Refreshments and a talk followed by Q&A will take place at Claudius Gateway Cafe after the walk, refreshments provided.

27th October 2018: 10am

- Meet at the noticeboard, Lower Castle Park, near the boating lake

A 3mile walk, starting with the anti-tank obstacles, waking in the base of the pillbox by Maidenburgh Street, the ammunition dump in the Roman Drain, the pillbox close to Cowdray Avenue, admiring the Home Guard crenellated firing wall at East Bridge and then circling back through the park via the pillbox standing on the river bank.

Please wear comfortable shoes, a waterproof is advised, these walks will take place whatever the weather. Walks will take place at a pace to keep everyone in the group, please note there is mixed terrain and steps at some of the locations and parts of the walks will be on grass.

Walk Route: Start at the noticeboard closest to the Lower Castle Park boating lake

Duration: 2hours

Miles: 3

Picnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 Oct 2018 10:00 to 13:00
2 hour long walk with extra time afterwards for refreshments and Q&A


Free entry


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World War II Walks


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Map reference: TL 998251  Lat: 51.89159 Long: 0.90380

By Road:
Main Entrance at the east end of Colchester High Street.
Parking is available with a charge at any of the towns' car parks. The nearest car parks are Nunn's Road, Priory Street and Osborne Street

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access