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Walk Colchester was set up in 2010 with the following objectives:


To promote and facilitate safe and enjoyable walking

  • To improve health and community engagement by encouraging walking as a primary form of transport.

  • To advance Colchester as a ‘walkable town’.

  • To promote communication and a shared agenda with the cycling community.


To provide information about and facilitate walking access to

  • The local green environment: paths, trails, parks, woods and open spaces

  • Local wildlife and countryside biodiversity

  • sustainability features: allotments, recycling points

  • Local heritage points of interest and arts/cultural venues.


To promote an inclusive approach to mapping

  • To provide practical map-based information aimed at maximizing informed choice for walkers of all abilities.

  • To contribute to the development of a shared iconography for inclusive mapping.

  • To act as a prototype for inclusive mapping and information provision on a wider scale


To aid protection of our green open spaces

  • To act as a tool for local pathway planning, development and management via improved auditing, communication structures and design protocols.

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