Directions and Maps

DIRECTIONS

Search “Essex Outdoors Mersea” in google maps or put the postcode CO5 8SX into your nav system.

For details of the Strood and whether the tide will cover the causeway, please check back in the week running up to the rally.

Directions To Condom Rally – From the North

  • If you’re coming from the north of Colchester down the A12 from Ipswich, take the Ipswich Road down into Colchester.
  • Go over the double mini roundabouts and follow the bottom of Ipswich road until you reach East Street. Turn right at the mini roundabout.
  • Turn left into Brook Street, go up the hill, then go over the crossroads at the top.
  • Follow the road until you reach Mersea road.
  • Turn left and follow Mersea road until you get to the Strood.
  • Turn left once you get onto the Island and follow the signs for the Rally.

Directions to Condom Rally – From the South

  • If you’re coming from the south of Colchester up the A12 from the M25 or A120, then you should come off at the middle exit (Lexden) and take the second left onto the Avenue of Remembrance.
  • At the end of the road, you’ll be at another big roundabout.
  • Turn right onto Westway until you meet another big roundabout.
  • Take the third exit up Balkerne hill, get in the left lane and turn left onto Southway.
  • Get in the right hand lane, go over the crossroads, until you get to the next big roundabout (St Botolph’s).
  • Turn right onto Mersea road.
  • Follow the road until you get to the Strood.
  • Turn left once you get onto the Island and follow the signs for the Rally.

If you’re not exactly sure where Colchester is, it’s about sixty miles North-East of London and about twenty miles south of Ipswich.  Colchester is on the A12 that connects the M25 with the A14.