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image for Walking Event item typeWalk on the Wild Side at Bourne Valley!

  • National Trust

Walking Event, Sat 5 May 2018, free entry

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side


A day of walks & nature activities for all ages, inspired by the nature and history of this amazing space! Meander through the wild wood with oaks and chestnut trees, then follow the brook which flows the length of the site past two lovely ponds teaming with wildlife.
Tucked away on the site you'll discover the National Trust's Bourne Mill – the picturesque watermill with working waterwheel!

Our costumed characters will take you on a Wild Walk and History Hike to remember! They'll be fun and games along the way with mini-beast quests, the wild workout with our friends from Huathe and Fiona Fox!

MEET: Come and fnd the Welcome Tent – everything starts from there.

Why not make a day of it and bring a picnic? Or you can drop by at any time.

ACCESS: Bourne Valley has a wooden boardwalk (approx 1m-1200mm wide) running most of its length, with some short sections of dirt path with light/compacted gravel (manageable for most wheelchair users). There are occasional rest points along the way.

At both ends of the valley however, wooden chicanes (intended to deter motorbikes) DO make access into the valley difficult for chair users (though not impossible with support. Mobility scooters regrettably will not be able to negotiate these barriers.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

limited on-site parking

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Dates Times
Sat 5 May 2018 11:30 to 15:30


Free entry

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Rowena Macaulay, Walk Colchester

07710 474999


Bourne Mill,
Bourne Road,



See location of Bourne Mill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 005238  Lat: 51.87670 Long: 0.91141

By Road:
Travelling from Colchester along the Mersea Road B1025) take 5th turning on the left, Bourne Rd.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

limited on-site parking