Cycling the Colne Valley

The Colne Valley is fantastic for cycling, it has beautiful scenery and small quaint villages which you can enjoy as you ride along its many small and winding traffic-free country roads. The whole area can be explored without having to endure busy roads.

Using Earls Colne as your base you can cycle south to the historic village of Coggeshall which is well worth a visit, or north towards Bures and Sudbury where you can enjoy the sprawling beauty of the Stour Valley.

Colne Valley Jaunt - 16 miles

This is a shorter route ideal for a quick jaunt around the valley. Starting from Earls Colne you head upto Countess Cross & down to Fordham then across the valley to Aldham & head back to Earls Colne via Gt. Tey, this ride can also be linked up with Colne Valley Ride to make the Grande"Tour De Colne Valley"

Colne Valley Route - 22 miles

This is a beautiful bike ride which allows you to enjoy the lovely scenery of the Colne Valley. It is mainly on small country roads which are devoid of traffic apart from an occasional tractor, the only hazards on these roads are the pheasants who have a strange habit of loitering in the road!
So that you can get an idea of the scenery you will enjoy on this route I have included some pictures of sights you will see on the way.

Tour de Colne Valley - 38 miles

This is a excellent route allowing you to explore the Colne valley, its quite long so you can make a day of it. It is mainly on small country roads with a short off road section, so I would recommend using a mountain bike.

The route goes something like this: Earls Colne - Gt. Tey - Bungate Wood - Tumblers Green - Plaistow green - Greenstead Green - Buntings green - Colne Engaine - Countess Cross - Fordham - Aldham & head back to Earls Colne via Gt. Tey.