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Some Great Coastal Essex Walks
Essex Lifestyle
December 29, 2020

Christmas is over, we are all fed up, have eaten to much, drank to much . . sat around too much. What’s needed is a brisk walk along the coast taking in some of our beautiful Essex coast.  Essex has over 300 miles of it to enjoy, and a walk out in the bracing sea air right now seems like a good idea. Here are some great places to visit and blow away those festive cobwebs!

Frinton to Walton

From the car park opposite the Greens ward in Frinton. Enjoy Frinton and its classic beach huts. This walk will take you down the coast to Walton-on-the-Naze with stunning views of this delightful stretch of coastline all the way. The walk runs for about two miles with a nice flat path.

Cudmore Grove

At the eastern end of Mersea Island, at Cudmore Grove you’ll find a sandy beach, impressive views, grassland, meadows for relaxation and walks that will take you past interesting historical sites and an abundance of wildlife.

The park is popular on hot summer days, with its sandy beach and cooling sea breeze. Winter brings wading birds and wildfowl, including flocks of brent geese.

The area is rich in historic features, including WWII pillboxes and gun emplacements, the remains of a 16th century blockhouse fort and a cliff that has produced 300,000-year-old fossils, such as monkey, bear and bison.

A two hour walk that will give you the opportunity to visit the oyster fishery, a 16th century fort and Langenhoe Marsh around wonderful Mersea Island.

Southend to Hockley

From Southend Pier follow the esplanade along the coast all the way to Hadleigh Park where you’ll get elevated views of the Hadleigh Ray and Hadleigh Castle, and if a clear day you can see Kent accross the estuary.

Bradwell Circle

A six-mile walk takes you around Bradwell’s beautiful coast including its ancient chapel and enjoy the views where the River Blackwater meets the open water of the North Sea .

Clacton to Walton

Follow the waterline through  Holland-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and eventually coming to Walton-on-the-Naze. this 7 miles walk will get rid of those winter blues

Maldon

Combines a visit to the old town of Maldon with a combination of a walk along the River Chelmer, a canal, quaysides, boatyards and marinas. It also offers fine views across the River Blackwater estuary

Maldon esplanade 

Click to enlarge map of the Essex coastline

Click to enlarge Hadleigh image

Click for walk around Bradwell – courtesy of Essex Walks –  www.essexwalks.com

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