Map of the river

The Chelmer and Blackwater is an adapted river having locks installed along it’s length.ย The river starts in Chelmsford and meanders through beautiful country side until it reaches the sea at Heybridge basin where there is a sea lock. The tow path is popular with walkers and cyclists while the river is travelled by canoes and narrow boats. Papermill lock is approx halfway along the river, making it am ideal place for snacks,ย  drinks or a lunch stop.


map of the chelmer and blackwater

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