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The Essex Way Section 4 - White Notley to Chappel & Wakes Colne

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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The journey so far


Section 4 – 14.5 miles

The end time given for this event is the approximate time of arrival at Chappe & Wakes Colne Station if you don’t stop for a drink in the pub near the end of the hike.

Please read the Three Golden Rules of Joined Up Hiking.

Are you OK with those? All right, then you may continue...

From the lush meadows around Fambridge Hall we take a tunnel under the railway to emerge into the patchwork of arable land, picking our way at times between the hedges and fences until we come to the ancient village of Coggeshall for a rest, lunch and wander round before continuing on through green fields with expansive views to the river Colne and the monumental Chappel viaduct at the end of our hike.












Photo © Copyright Robert Edwards

Like most of the Essex Way the terrain is largely flat and we keep to a good medium fast pace throughout.

There is a £1 fee payable to the organizer on the day.

Bring a packed lunch.

Some general recommendations and tips.

Full Itinerary with Estimated Timings

Meet Up: Arrive between 9:15 and 9:30 at Liverpool Street Station, by the railway ticket office. I will be wearing the floppy hat and moustache for recognition. Get into groups of 4 for buying tickets.

Buy Ticket: A return and a single as follows:

Return from Liverpool Street to Chappel & Wakes Colne. Price £23.00 down to £11.50 in a group of 4.

Single from Chelmsford to White Notley. Price £6.30 down to £3.15 in a group of 4.

The total rail fare is £29.30 down to £14.65 in a group of 4.

Outward Travel: 9:48 train from platform 15 to White Notley, arriving at 10:41.

Meet for Start of Hike: From 10:40 to 10:45 a.m. at White Notley Station.

Part 1: 7.5 miles. 2 hours 40 minutes







Lunch Stop: We will stop for lunch in the village of Coggeshall. Bring a packed lunch to have a picnic. You can also wander around to have a look at some of the old buildings. We will regroup after an hour and a quarter.

Part 2: 7 miles. 2 hours 25 minutes







End of Hike: Arrive at Wakes Colne by 17:10, with time for a quick drink for those wishing to get the first train back.

Post hike refreshment: There is a pub in an excellent setting in the village close to the viaduct and the railway station.

Return Travel: 17:39 from Chappel & Wakes Colne platform 1 to Marks Tey, arriving at 17:45.

Change to platform 1 for the 17:49 to Liverpool Street, arriving at 18:45.

The same journey is available at hourly intervals thereafter.

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  • iain

    Brilliant "fieldy" walk with lovely,chatty company.Perfect weather-clear skies,sun,stunning greens, blues and yellows.

    My thanks to Chris for organising the walk and waiting with my ticket!

    July 15, 2013

  • Lily

    Thanks to Christopher and everyone for a very enjoyable day out. Thanks also for all the lovely photographs!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Connie

    Great walk with nice weather and people. Thanks Chris for organising this!

    July 14, 2013

  • Alcina

    If you want to know more about the blue flowers we saw in the fields yesterday...

    2 · July 14, 2013

    • Helena

      Thanks, was just about to post the same!

      July 14, 2013

  • Alcina

    Good hike in hot weather with great people! Thank you Christopher.

    July 14, 2013

    • Philip C.

      and you've done part of Section 5 too :)

      July 14, 2013

  • Helena

    Great weather and interesting company. Thanks for a fantastic day out!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A brilliant day and lovely group of people.

    July 13, 2013

  • Teo D.

    Not feeling well :( Sorry to miss this one.

    July 13, 2013

  • Christopher

    Hi everyone, there are some tube closures this weekend, particularly in the East. See

    Bring sufficient water, sunscreen etc. for another hot sunny day.

    See you at Liverpool Street tomorrow! (I may not be wearing the hat.) Take my phone number in case you need it:[masked]

    July 12, 2013

  • Billie

    I have had a busy week. Hope see you soon!!

    July 12, 2013

  • caroline h.

    Just gone down with a bug so sadly won't come tomorrow. Have a good day

    July 12, 2013

  • Patricia

    missing this one as well. Seeing the Rolling Stones before they retired for ever. Have furn!

    June 24, 2013

    • Christopher

      Have furn too!

      June 24, 2013

    • cinzia

      hi Pat !!i ve already seen them last week ...

      1 · July 10, 2013

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