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EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Harwich (UK) to Bergen (NO)

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Elevation profile EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Harwich (UK) to Bergen (NO)

Added on 05 Apr 2015,

on 29 Dec 2018

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

4.369

Cumulative elevation gain in m

34.968

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,80

Cumulative elevation loss in m

34.968

GPS track data

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Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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Track points in total

59.028

Track points per km (avg)

13

Start/endpoint

Start location

Tendring, England, GB (1 m NHN)

End location

Bergen, Hordaland, NO (1 m NHN)

Sources of information

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Remarks

The second part of the North-Sea-Cycle-Route is available at

For the following countries there are dedicates routes available for the respective parts of the North Sea Cycle Route:

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

Name and address

Latitude / Longitude

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Type of accommodation

Route km
Dist. to route
Elevation AMSL

Rating for cyclists

 

43 km
0,1 km
35 m

GB-CO1 1WF Colchester

 

Heritage building(s)

Colchester castle
Colchester, The gate of St Johnʹs Abbey

Colchester is a town in Essex, East Anglia. Home to the University of Essex, the Colchester Institute and an Army Garrison, and with its attractive old buildings, Roman wall, castle and proximity to Constable country, Colchester is an interesting place to visit.

Understand

Colchester is a picturesque provincial town in the county of Essex, and the geographical region of East Anglia. It is commonly regarded as the "oldest recorded town" in England (due to being mentioned by Roman author Pliny).

Originally the capital of the Celtic tribe Trinovantes, it was conquered by Claudius's army in 43 AD and became the first Roman capital - and Britain's first-ever city. Known as Camulodunum, it was burned to the ground by Boudicca's Iceni tribe approximately two decades later.

Boudicca and her 100,000-strong army were soon defeated, but Colchester never returned to prominence in Roman Britain, becoming instead a settlement for ex-legionaries.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Colchester then passed through the hands of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans and was home to the royalists during the month-long siege of the English Civil War. Some modern historians often speculate that "Camelot" could actually be a misspeling of "Camulod(unum)" by an early chronicler unaware of the name change to "Colchester".

The town's main attraction is the Norman castle, founded by William the Conqueror himself, on the foundations of the earlier Roman Temple of Divine Emperor Claudius. It bears similarities to the Tower of London, which was built at the same time.

The town also boasts Roman walls, Saxon and Norman churches, countless timber-framed houses, buildings still showing bullet-holes and scars from the Civil War, and also the oldest Victorian water tower in Britain, known locally as Jumbo.

See

  • Colchester Castle. is the largest Norman keep in Britain, build on the foundations of the Roman temple to Claudius it has the town centre on one side and landscaped gardens on the other. The museum covers the extensive history of Britain's Oldest recorded town, from pre-Roman times, Boudicca's rebellion, the Norman invasion, medieval witch hunts, the civil war and up to the present day. Guided tours of the Roman foundations and Norman roof take place at set times throughout the day for a small fee. There is a restaurant and gift shop. Colchester Castle on Wikipedia  
  • Castle Park (Main entrance east end of Colchester High Street next to the Castle.). Daily 07:30-evening (locked overnight). A fairly large park in the grounds of Colchester castle. A number of events are held there annually, including cricket matches (There is a cricket week every year when Essex C.C. play visiting counties), music festivals and a fireworks display in November. (updated May 2017)
Museums and galleries

Colchester is home to 3 museums, each one housed in a different beautiful old building and offering a different insight into the history behind Colchester. It is also home to 2 galleries, each offering a distinct approach to the presentation of art and both housed in beautiful neighbouring buildings, one contemporary and one historic:

  • The Castle Museum, Castle Park, CO1 1TJ, +44 1206 282939. M-Sa 10:00-17:00. Su 11:00-17:00. Last admission 16:30. Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history are beautifully showcased, including some of the most important Roman finds in Britain. Adult £7.75 Children (4-16) or concessions £4.80 Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £21.00. Colchester Castle on Wikipedia (updated Apr 2017)
  • The Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, CO1 1UG, +44 1206 282940. Monday - Saturday: 10AM-5PM Closed on Sundays. A beautiful Georgian building presenting domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Find out about the origin of the famous nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - which was written in Colchester! Free admission. Hollytrees Museum on Wikipedia  
  • The Natural History Museum, High St, Colchester, CO1 1DN, +44 1206 282941. Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00. Su 11:00-17:00. A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Admission free. (updated May 2017)
  • The Minories, 74 High Street, CO1 1UE, +44 1206 612428. Monday-Saturday 10AM-5PM Closed on Sundays. The Minories is Colchester's oldest art gallery, opening its doors to the public in 1956. It shows a diverse range of contemporary art and design by artists and makers from the eastern region as well as historic work that relates to Colchester. It has a beautiful walled garden (perhaps Colchester's best kept secret) and a cafe serving good quality homemade local produce. Free admission. The Minories, Colchester on Wikipedia  
  • Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, CO1 1JH, +44 1206 577067. 10AM-5PM. Contemporary visual arts centre with exhibitions and workshops located in a new building. Also a restaurant. Firstsite on Wikipedia  

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Colchester (England)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 26 November 2018, 03:33 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Colchester_(England)&oldid=3657912> [accessed 31 December 2018]

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93 km
0,1 km
27 m

GB-CM1 1DU Chelmsford

 

Heritage building(s)

Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Shire Hall and part of the High Street, Chelmsford
Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Chelmsford is in Essex, England.

Understand

World-famous for being the birthplace of radio, Chelmsford is the county town and the first city of Essex, England. It is almost exactly in the centre of the county and it has been the county town of Essex since 1215. It is also the seat of the Borough of Chelmsford, which covers a wider area than the city, including the new (ca. 1970s) settlement of South Woodham Ferrers on the banks of the River Crouch. The Borough Council celebrated its centenary in 1988 (it had been incorporated as a municipal borough in 1888 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1882), and the city its 800th anniversary in 1999. Chelmsford was made a city on the Queen's diamond jubilee in March 2012.

See

  • Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, CM1 1TY (Located directly behind The Shire Hall), +44 1245 294492. The church of St Mary the Virgin in Chelmsford was probably built along with the town 800 years ago. It was rebuilt in the 15th and early 16th centuries, with walls of flint rubble, stone and brick. There is also a tower and spire with a ring of thirteen bells. The nave was again rebuilt in the early 19th century, after it had partially collapsed. Enclosed in beautiful gardens which offer a haven for the local populace, especially summer lunchtimes, the Cathedral is open year-round and entry is free. Chelmsford Cathedral on Wikipedia  
  • Hylands House and Park. Hylands House and Park just to the west of the town is a country house and parkland, saved from dereliction and purchased by the local council in 1966 after the death of the last private owner. Much damaged by fire and vandalism by the time of the sale, the house has now been completely restored by Chelmsford Borough Council. The house dates from 1730, and the park (574 acres or 232 ha) was landscaped by Humphry Repton. Open to the public and used for a wide range of community events, it is also available for weddings and other private hires including conferences, etc. The park has been the site of annual music festivals, such as the V Festival and the ill-fated Council-run Chelmsford Spectacular. It was the site for the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007 and hosted Eurojam two years before in the summer of 2005. Hylands House on Wikipedia  
  • The Shire Hall. The Shire Hall Chelmsford.The Shire Hall is at the top of the High Street. Opened in July 1791 and built by local Architect and County Surveyor John Johnson, it features a Portland Stone façade. One of the oldest and most prominent buildings in Chelmsford, it was built as a Court house, which it has remained to this day. 
  • Essex Police Museum, Chelmsford CM2 6DN. Sa 10AM-4PM, and W during school holidays 10AM-4PM. (updated Sep 2018)
  • Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ, +44 1245 605700. M-Th 10:00-17:00, F school hols 10:00-17:00 term time: closed, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00. Chelmsford Museums on Wikipedia (updated Jun 2017)
  • Essex Regiment Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ, +44 1245 605700. M-Th 10:00-17:00, F school hols 10:00-17:00 term time: closed, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00. (updated Jun 2017)

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Chelmsford (England)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 26 November 2018, 03:16 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Chelmsford_(England)&oldid=3657894> [accessed 31 December 2018]

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173 km
3,5 km
37 m

GB-N1 2TB London

 

Bike Lockers

9 covered bike lockers available.

 
 

180 km
0,3 km
15 m

GB-SE10 London/Greenwich

 

Heritage building(s)/World heritage site

Old Royal Naval College
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
O2 Arena, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich

Greenwich is the famous maritime district of south east London and features several popular attractions.

Greenwich town centre lies at the west end of the larger Royal Borough of Greenwich, which also includes Eltham and Woolwich. North Greenwich is a separate district and includes the O2 Arena.

Understand

Greenwich is a district of great historic importance and Maritime Greenwich is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Nearby Blackheath is a leafy area of grand historic homes.

In 2012, Greenwich became a Royal Borough.

See

Although far from central London, Greenwich is the home of several interesting tourist attractions. The combination of Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory, the Queens House and the Royal Naval College make up Maritime Greenwich, which is a site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • The Cutty Sark, King William Walk (Adjacent to Greenwich Pier),  +44 20 8858-3445. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. A preserved tea and wool clipper built in 1869 which set the record for passage from Australia under sail. The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007, but thankfully much of the ship's infrastructure had been removed at the time since a conservation project was underway. The site reopened in 2012 with changes to the display of the ship including raising it so that visitors can see the underneath. £13.50. Cutty Sark on Wikipedia 
  • The Fan Museum, 12 Croom's Hill, SE10 8ER (DLR: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 20 8305-1441. Tu–Sa 11:00–17:00; Su 12:00–17:00. The world's largest fan museum, for those who are big fans of fans. £4 (adults) & £3 (children 7–16 yrs). Fan Museum on Wikipedia 
  • Greenwich Park. 06:00-sunset. Situated on a hill rising up from Greenwich town centre, the park offers impressive views from the hilltop across the River Thames to Docklands and the City of London. The park also provides a setting for several historic buildings, including the Royal Observatory, the old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House. Free. Greenwich Park on Wikipedia 
  • The National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, SE10 9NF (DLR: Cutty Sark),  +44 20 8858-4422. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. Contains the UK's national collection of Maritime artefacts (although do not expect much in the way of whole ships). One of the buildings housing the museum is the Queens House, built by Inigo Jones as the first Palladian building in England. Free. National Maritime Museum on Wikipedia 
  • The Royal Observatory, Flamsteed House (In middle of Greenwich Park),  +44 20 8858-4422. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. The home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, this is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT as measured from the Prime Meridian). Now a detached part of the National Maritime Museum, it houses an impressive display and a recently-built planetarium. There are several different star shows per day and are well worth the money, especially as it's now the only celestial performance of its kind around, after the London Planetarium completely converted to Madame Tussauds. Free for entry to the observatory, £7 entrance for the Meridian Line and Flamsteed House, planetarium shows separate, £4.50-6.50 (combined tickets available). Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Wikipedia (updated May 2015)
  • The Royal Naval College, Old Royal Naval College, 2 Cutty Sark Gdns, SE10 9NN,  +44 20 8269-4747. Painted Hall and Chapel 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. Built by Christopher Wren in 1694 as the Greenwich Hospital for the relief and support of seamen and their dependents and for the improvement of navigation. It became the Royal Naval College in 1869, and recently the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of Music have moved in. Best known for its Painted Hall, with elaborate ceiling and wall paintings executed by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726. Free. Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Wikipedia 
  • Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, SE10 8QX,  +44 20 8294-2548. At Blackheath, the Ranger's House maintains a large ceramic collection. adults £6.70, children £4.00, concessions £6.00. Ranger's House on Wikipedia 
  • Emirates Aviation Experience, Emirates Aviation Experience, Edmund Halley Way, London SE10 0FR (Next to the Greenwich Peninsula terminal of the Emirates AirLine),  +44 20 3440 7021 (Monday-Friday), +44 20 3475 8299 (Saturday-Sunday). Winter 10:00 - 18:00, Summer 10:00 - 19:00. For families and aviation enthusiasts, Emirates has created an interactive exhibition about how their A380 planes operate. Upgraded tickets are available that give up to 4 people the opportunity to experience a flight simulator in either an A380 or B777 cockpit. There is also an on-site cafe and souvenir shop. 

Do

  • The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX (tube:North Greenwich),  +44 20 8463-2000. 09:00–01:00 (last admission). The former Millennium Dome has been transformed into a major entertainment complex consisting of a large arena which plays host to a number of world class perfomers, a cinema which includes the largest screen in the UK, and numerous bars and restaurants. The O2 on Wikipedia 
  • Blackheath Heath Fireworks Display +44 20 8314-7321. Every Guy Fawkes night (5th of November) Lewisham council put on a spectacular free fireworks display. In the past few years crowds of over 100,000 have amassed, so arrive early to secure a good spot. The heath also hosts funfairs and circus at various times of the year. Free.
  • Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8NN (tube: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 871 902 5732. Tends to show art-house films. The large Odeon multiplex has 18-screens, but is located a bit out-of-the way, at Bugsby Way, on the way to the O2 Arena. 
  • Greenwich Theatre, Croom's Hill, SE10 8ES (tube: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 20 8858-7755.
  • St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church St, SE10 9BJ (tube: Cutty Sark),  +44 20 8853-0687. A beautiful Baroque church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (and is rumoured to have links with Occultists, Freemasons and such-like). Hosts classical music concerts and organ recitals. Its Christmas choir is enjoyable also. St Alfege Church, Greenwich on Wikipedia 

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'London/Greenwich', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 4 March 2017, 21:19 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=London/Greenwich&oldid=3161051> [accessed 6 March 2017]

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226 km
0,4 km
23 m

GB-DA11 0TA Gravesham

 

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8 bike lockers available.

 

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