Essex & Thames Estuary Cycle Map (9)

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The Essex and Thames Estuary cycle map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area. 

About the Essex and Thames Estuary cycle map

This cycle map covers the Essex and Thames area of the East of England, including:

  • Colchester
  • Harlow
  • Chelmsford
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Basildon
  • Gravesend
  • Sheerness

This pocket-sized colour map shows clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy-to-read contours, and detailed inset maps for the major towns and cities as well as recommended linking routes connecting the NCN with quiet roads. The map also features 5 day rides with directions and a description of the area, highlighting key cycle routes, local history and places of interest.

Shop our full range of regional cycle maps here.

Map details:

Publisher: Sustrans

ISBN: 978-1-914410-10-9

Published: August 2021

Scale: 1:110,000

Size: 10 x 15 cm folded, 60 x 80 cm unfolded

Printed on water and tear-resistant Polyart recyclable paper, category 2 HDPE

Major cycle routes covered by this map:

National Route 1 from Langham, through Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford and on to Harlow, reappears on the south side of the Thames in Woolwich, through Dartford and on to Gravesend

National Route 11 from Short section just south of Bishop’s Stortford

National Route 13 from Beckton, through Barking, along the Thames to Tilbury, up through Basildon, Chelmsford and on to Colchester and Bures

National Route 16 from Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree (Flitch Way), and then down to Witham, reappears for sections in Basildon and Southend-on-Sea

National Route 50 loop around Chelmsford

National Route 51 Harwich

National Route 125 Dartford

National Route 136 from Rainham to Noak Hill (Ingrebourne Valley Way)

National Route 137 from Purfleet to Graves

National Route 150 from Frinton-on-Sea to Clacton-on-Sea

National Route 174 Sheerness

National Route 179 Hoo Peninsula (Heron Way)

Where can I send route suggestions? 
Please send all route suggestions to our Customer Service team at

Is there a PDF or GPX version to match the paper map?
You can find our selection of downloadable maps here. 
We are working to expand our selection. 

What is the paper quality like for Sustrans maps?
All of our maps are printed on waterproof and tear-resistant paper that can be recycled -perfect for all of your cycling adventures! 

Where can I find the maps for Route 1?
On any Sustrans map page, click the blue square under "Routes covered" to be linked to all the related maps featuring that route number. 

Where does the maps cover?
To see the coverage of Sustrans maps visit our Help with Maps page, showing the coverage of our long distance and regional maps. 


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