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Dog walk

Cockaynes Wood Nature Reserve

Colchester, Elmstead

Type of walk


What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Animals On Route

About this walk

A beautiful walk through woodland and around lakes. Great space for off lead. Plenty of shrubbery to sniff and an area to play fetch.

Has a website with useful information on how to get there, parking etc from different approach directions

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How to get there


Alresford Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 9JX, UK

Location details

By foot or bike: the site can be reached by public footpath from Cockaynes Lane (Alresford) or from Alresford Road (Wivenhoe). By car: the vehicular site entrance is off Wivenhoe Road, Alresford, just north of the Railway bridge. The main vehicle gate is usually locked, but there is still parking space for about 6 cars. The site can be reached by walking down the track from the gate. Please be aware that this track is not a public right-of-way; it may sometimes be closed to the public. Directions from Wivenhoe: Take the Alresford Road and head out of Wivenhoe towards Alresford. About half-way between Wivenhoe and Alresford, turn left just before the railway bridge. Go through the gate, or use footpath, head down the track for about 300m, through the metal gates and into the former quarry yard. Directions from Alresford: Take the Wivenhoe Road and head out of Alresford towards Wivenhoe. After the bend to the right, go over the railway bridge and immediately turn right. Go through the gate, or use footpath, head down the track for about 300m, through the metal gates and into the former quarry yard. One approach is through farmland so be aware and keep your pooch on lead until safely past

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