CYCLING IN THE MALDON DISTRICT

The Maldon District offers both short and easy circular tours as well as longer routes, mostly on quiet country lanes, which allows both the occasional and committed cyclist to enjoy this area to the full. Whether you wish to visit historic maritime towns and traditional marshland villages, or visit the wild low-lying Dengie marshes, there's always somewhere new to explore in the Maldon District.

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MALDON CYCLING MAP

The Maldon Cycling Map from Essex County Council covers both on-road and off-road cycle routes in Maldon and Heybridge. There are several routes to choose from, including the route along the Blackwater Rail Trail, a route along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, a loop around the town which covers the High Street and also routes out of Maldon heading to Chelmsford and Heybridge Basin.

One of the routes listed on the Maldon Cycling Map is part of National Cycle Route 1 which runs from Dover to Shetland, and is 1,695 miles long or 2,728km.
 
You can download the Maldon Cycling Map for free below.

TWO RIVERS' WAY

This cycle route begins at one of England's leading yachting centres, Burnham-on-Crouch. From here, the route heads north to explore the Dengie Peninsula, which is situated between the River Crouch and the River Blackwater. The route has a longer version of 25 miles or 40km and a shorter version of 12 miles or 19km.

Two Rivers' Way takes you through Southminster, Asheldham, Tillingham, Bradwell-on-Sea and then through St. Lawrence, Steeple and back down to Burnham-on-Crouch.

You can download the Two Rivers' Way map for free below.




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WITHAM AND MALDON ROUTES
 

The Witham and Maldon Routes have multiple rides and the total distance of the main route is 36 miles or 58km.

 
The main route goes through Maldon, Ulting, Hatfield Peveral, Terling, Black Notley, Cressing and then to Kelvedon, passing Tiptree and Little Totham before returning to Maldon via Heybridge.

There are nine shorter rides included in the Witham and Maldon Routes. These rides are approximately five to twenty miles and are ideally suited for families or new cyclists.
 
The map has a list of attractions to visit along the route, including the Museum of Power, Combined Military Services Museum, Maeldune Heritage Centre to name just a few!
CHELMSFORD AND MALDON ROUTES
 

The Chelmsford and Maldon routes have numerous rides and the total distance of the main route is 57 miles or 92km.

 
The main route goes through Maldon, Purleigh, Stow Maries, Rettendon, West Hanningfield, Stock, Chelmsford, Chignall St. James, Pleshey, Howe Street, Great Leighs, Terling, Ulting and then returns to Maldon.

There are seven shorter rides included in the Chelmsford and Maldon routes. These rides are approximately five to twenty miles and are ideally suited for families or new cyclists.
 
The map includes a list of attractions along the route, including Ulting Church, the Moot Hall, Topsail Charters and many more!
Cycling in the Maldon District
CROUCH TO BLACKWATER


The Crouch to Blackwater tour is 22 miles long and is a circular route which goes through the villages of North Fambridge, Althorne, Latchingdon, Mundon, Maldon, Purleigh and Cold Norton.

FAR AND WIDE
 

The Far and Wide tour is 14 miles long and is a circular route mostly on quiet country lanes. The route goes through Woodham Walter, Cock Clarks, Purleigh and Maldon.

BLACKWATER RIDE
 

The Blackwater Ride is 34 miles long and begins in Maldon, and goes to Heybridge Basin, Goldhanger, Little Totham, Great Braxted, Kelvedon and to Coggeshall before circling back round to Maldon.

PLAN YOUR OWN ROUTE

A variety of maps are available to download on this page. If you are planning to purchase an OS Explorer map then we recommend Blackwater Estuary 176 and Chelmsford & the Rodings 183 which cover the the district and beyond. There are also OS Explorer maps available that cover wider parts of Essex.

Around & About Maps are smaller snapshots which cover parts of OS Explorer maps 176 and 183. They include Maldon (the Woodhams and the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation), Burnham-on-Crouch (Southminster & the Dengie Marshes), Bradwell-on-Sea (Tillingham & Mayland), Tollesbury (Goldhanger & the Tolleshunts) and Witham (Wickham Bishops, Great Totham, White Notley & Hatfield Peveral).

The Essex & Thames Estuary Cycle Map is also available and is a pocket sized guide to the National Cycle Network. This map is perfect for long distance riders heading to London, Kent or Suffolk.
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