Colchester Orbital

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The Colchester Orbital  is a 15 mile picturesque walk and cycle route, which follows existing public rights of way, taking advantage of and connecting some of the loveliest green spaces, cycle paths and off-road pathway networks. As the name suggests this route circles the edge of the town.

Download the various walking and cycling maps below to complete the Colcheter Orbital.

Paper copies of the trail are available to purchase from the Visit Colchester Gift Shop.


Walking maps

South Orbital with instructions (PDF, 4.77MB)
East Orbital with instructions (PDF, 5.96MB)
West Orbital with instructions (PDF, 5.52MB)
Colchester Orbital, all walking routes (PDF, 8.06MB)

Cycle map

Colchester Orbital cycle route with instructions (PDF, 8.24MB)


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Map & Directions


Colchester Orbital

Type:Walking Route

Colchester, Essex