cycle network

Download local cycling maps showing cycle routes in Colchester as well as paths and quiet roads to help you get around on your bike. The maps cover the town centre as well as specific areas around the town.

Hard copies of Essex County Council’s latest Colchester Cycle map (December 2016) can be picked up at the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum.

For leisure routes beyond Colchester visit theĀ Colchester Cycling Campaign website


Essex County Council Colchester Cycle Map December 2016
[3Mb PDF]
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Lexden Cycle Map
February 2011
[4Mb PDF]
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University of Essex

University of Essex Cycle Map/leaflet 2019
[6Mb PDF]
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High Woods Cycle Map
December 2011
[4Mb PDF]
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Garrison Cycle Map
April 2010
[3Mb PDF]
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Greenstead and Salary Brook Cycle Route
December 2011
[3Mb PDF]
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Maps are correct at the time of printing, but things may be slightly different now as new cycle infrastructure is added to the network.

Other tools and maps:

  • Open Street Map – Interactive, open source maps including cycle routes and the National Cycle Network
  • Ordnance Survey – Interactive maps, including layers for OS maps, and the National Cycle Network
  • Cyclestreets – Create a route to follow, and it tells you how busy it might be among other things.
  • Find the best route on quiet lanes and cycleways
  • Komoot – Online route planning tool, shows points of interest, cycle routes and what kind of surface to expect on your route.
  • Strava – Social network and online route planning tool, primarily geared towards club and racing cyclists. Maps your routes based on the most popular roads.

Open Street Map

Browse Colchester’s cycle routes – this map has been created and updated by the cycling community

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