A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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Walk Colchester's riverside public art trail, The Town To Sea Trail, which will be of interest to both local people and visitors.

The Trail, from its start in Colchester Town Centre to its end at The Swinging Basin on the quayside of the River Colne at the Hythe, passes through a varied landscape. One significant section called The Moors is where the old barges used to moor up waiting for the tide. It is now an important site for nature conservation. Elsewhere, remnants of Colchester's industrial heritage is in evidence. The journey ends on the recently developed Hythe Quay. the Journey is linked together by 14 artworks on the way the artworks are aprox 3.5m tall and are made from galvanised mild steel.

Download the Town to Sea trail here and the accompanying activity pack here

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Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Map & Directions


Road Directions

The Visit Colchester Information Centre is located in Hollytrees Museum, located in Castle ParkAccessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 1 mile away.

Town To Sea Trail

Type:Walking Route

Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Tel: 01206 282920

Fax: 01206 282924


Visit Colchester Information Centre with WisteriaVisit Colchester Information Centre, ColchesterHome to lots of information about Colchester & the surrounding area, the knowledgeable & friendly staff are here to help you on what to do, where to go or places to stay. The place to buy gifts and souvenirs, book guided tours & coach trips