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Walk on the Wild Side at Bourne Valley!

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Bourne Valley

Bourne Rd

Colchester

CO2 8RT

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Bourne Valley!

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!

Proud to be part of the Jane's Walk Colchester – local walks led by local people on local themes; all given free, in celebration of the late urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006).

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.

HOW TO GET THERE

Walk, cycle or take the bus. Limited parking available.

There are 4 entrances, off Bourne Road, Gilberd Road, Old Heath Road and Barn Hall Avenue.

By cycle: Click here for cycle route map.

Bus: The 8A, 67 and 67A buses run along the Mersea Road. 66A along Stalin Road.

By road: 1 mile south of centre of Colchester, on Bourne Road, off Mersea Road (B1025). Entrance next to Bourne Mill.

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.

For individual access queries, please contact Rowena Macaulay, either via Jane's Walk Colchester FB page, or on 07710 474999.


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