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Convertible space on a Class 360 train, used for outer-suburban services on the Great Eastern line from London Liverpool Street.

Convertible space in a Class 321 train used on the Harwich branch - disappointing after several weeks travelling on German trains (although the seats do fold up).

Access to the Harwich International ferry terminal - access to Harwich International railway station is not signed, but it's the next exit to the right, through a security post.

A cut-through here would create a useful alternative route to the Harwich International ferry terminal

There's an unsigned route to the Harwich International ferry terminal around to the right.

Rejoin the carriageway towards Harwich International ferry terminal

The only shared-use route is across the road and to the left

Link left to the cycle route to Harwich International ferry terminal

Toucan crossings south of Harwich International ferry terminal

Cycleway north on the footway, south moving to the carriageway

End of cycleway on the original route of the railway to Harwich, before it was diverted in 1883 via the Parkeston Quay ferry terminal.

The cycle route from Dovercourt station to Harwich International ferry terminal

The cycle route from Dovercourt station to Harwich International ferry terminal

Junction on the cycle route from Dovercourt station to Harwich International ferry terminal

Junction on the cycle route from Dovercourt station to Harwich International ferry terminal

The cycle route from Dovercourt station to Harwich International ferry terminal

No sign at Dovercourt station at the start of the route to Harwich International ferry terminal

Sign at Dovercourt station for the route to Harwich International ferry terminal

NCN route 51 and EuroVelo routes 2 and 12 southwest from Harwich

Supposedly cycling isn't allowed on the ramp down to NCN route 51 along the promenade

Cyclists towards Harwich keep left here; cyclists out of Harwich can go to the right then cut back along the promenade - or contiue behind the camera.

NCN route 51 leaving Cliff Park, Harwich

There's a short stretch of shared-use footway to link from Cliff Park to Barrack Lane avoiding the B1352.

It's not obvious in this direction, but there's a short stretch of shared-use footway to link from Barrack Lane to Cliff Park avoiding the B1352.

The obvious route for NCN route 51 out of Harwich

Route signs on NCN route 51, Harwich

The obvious route for NCN route 51 out of Harwich

Cyclists on NCN route 51 are supposed to dismount, turn very sharply right and walk down to the road. When there's an obvious route straight ahead (ie behind the camera).

Cyclists on NCN route 51 are supposed to dismount, turn very sharply right and walk down to the road. When there's an obvious route straight ahead.

Poor surface on NCN route 51 at Harwich Maritime Museum

Classic Sustrans - there's a good route to the right, but cycles have to take the bumpy narrow path to the left.

Footpath ahead - NCN route 51 turns left here to enter Harwich

Classic Sustrans - there's a good route to the left, but cycles have to take the bumpy narrow path to the right.

Two small signs where NCN route 51 turns left to leave Harwich

Sign for NCN route 51 in Harwich

It's just possible to wheel a bike through Harwich churchyard

Sign for NCN route 51 in Harwich

Sign to the Harwich Foot and Bicycle Ferry

Sign for NCN route 51 on Harwich's (very quiet) one-way system

NCN route 51 arrow opposite the pier for the Harwich Foot and Bicycle Ferry

It's definitely a foot and bicycle ferry from Harwich to Shotley and Felixstowe.

Map of the cycle route from Harwich and Dovercourt to Harwich International ferry terminal (aka Parkeston Quay)

A cyclist on a ride from Colchester arrives at Harwich Low Lighthouse; looking out over the harbour towards Felixstowe.

Classic weasel-phrasing for "was driven into from behind". https://t.co/WVyCCG6fWd

National Cycle Network my arse #cycling #sustrans https://t.co/oIl5oF8t5i

Rubbish cycle parking at Harwich International station. Despite being covered and well lit who would want to leave their bikes here as they cannot be properly secured easily.

A striking bench at Alresford Creek, in memory of Dave Gardner. It really stands out in the sunlight!

Unnecessary barrier to cycling on an off-road section of the North Sea Cycle Route in the Hangings Harwich. Very poor design.

cycle ramp / chute set onto long steep flight of steps between upper and lower seaside promenades at Clacton on Sea & by the pier). The steepness and length means that considerable physical strength is needed to be able to negotiate the ram ... [more]

A so called shared path, put in by Council & will be a place of conflict with pedestrians. Time Councils & Sustrans got their act together.

A so called shared path, put in by Council & will be a place of conflict with pedestrians. Time Councils & Sustrans got their act together.

Cycle parking at The Beth Chatto Gardens.

A pathetic rail for bike wheels to aid cyclists down or up these steep stairs (see #30421), between two levels of cycle route following the coast.

Cycle path running alongside the seafront comes to an abrupt end, to continue at the bottom of this steep flight of stairs. Not to worry though, cyclists are specially accomodated for (see #30422).

Tendring Bicycles, High St.

Cycle parking at Clacton Factory Outlet.

'Wheel-bender' cycle parking at Sainsbury's, High Street.

'Wheel-bender' cycle parking rejected over a railing, outside the Town Hall.

Worthless bit of cycle lane on Frinton Road.

On most, if not all, of the National Cycle Network stickers in Harwich, Fleet have brandished its own logo.

Worn cyclist warning sign painted on the road, and National Cycle Network sign at the side of the road. The Fat Goose sign is poorly placed, detracting attention from the NCN sign.

The Ramsey Road advisory cycle lane comes to an end at the Main Road mini roundabout. This road is wide enough for a mandatory cycle lane along its length (see also #22813).

Ramsey Road has an advisory cycle lane along it, but because it doesn't have yellow lines, cars can park in it at will. This road is comfortably wide enough for a mandatory cycle lane, and since all the houses have driveways, there shoul ... [more]

Brightlingsea foot ferry pier Location: , Brightlingsea (England, United Kingdom)

Brightlingsea foot ferry Location: , Brightlingsea (England, United Kingdom)

Brightlingsea foot ferry landing Location: , Brightlingsea (England, United Kingdom)

endangered species Location: , Brightlingsea (England, United Kingdom)

Brightlingsea Foot Ferry From Mersea

The only indication of a tragedy on Phoenix Bridge. The place where 20-year old Stacey Turner lost her life. (See http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/harwich/4865636.Cyclist_dies_after_collision_with_lorry/)

North Sea Cycle Route sign on Coller Road. Lacking a drop kerb here, and route sign the other side.

North Sea Cycle Route sign with customary Cyclists Dismount sign, on Parkeston Road.

H.S. Howlett & Son bike shop on Kingsway.

North Sea Cycle Route sign outside Dovercourt station.

Traffic-calming on Low Road threatens cyclists safety, part of NCN Route 51.

No cycles on main verge alongside Harwich Road.

Route 51 joins the sea front at this point (on the lower path).

The view out to see from the Promenade.

Route 51 signs with ferry and Old Harwich as destinations.

Stay on the B1414; there are a lot of signs, and the route one is the smallest!

Route 51 forks off to the right at the end of The Avenue.

Route 51 signs for Great Oakley.

Route 51 sign is slightly obsucred by hedge at Tendring Road/Colchester road junction with Honeypot Lane.

Continuation route signs.

Well-signed junction of B1035 on Route 51.

Warning sign for farm entrance on Tendring Road.

Great Oakley Route 51 sign on Tendring Road.

A well-manned waypoint for the Brightlingsea Rotary Sponsored Cycle Race.

Route 51 doesn't continue onto the A120!

Route 51 turns off the B1027 just before Alresford.

Route 51 continues into Tye Lane from Keelers Way. The waymarker is a little hard to spot.

The view from Church Hill toward Ramsey Windmill.

Reminding drivers which side of the road to be on!

Old Harwich Lighthouse from Main Road on Route 51.

Cycle parking on Harwich Quay.

Manningtree Station

Cycle parking at Wrabness Station.

Wrabness Station (if you can call it that!)

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