Jaywick

There’s coastal marshland on the way to Point Clear and St Osyth. From here we go inland for a little while before returning to the coast at Brightlingsea.

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Mersea

A circuit of the most gastronomic island in Essex – we pass saltmarsh grazing, oyster beds, brewery and a vineyard! Access from Brightlingsea Ferry or Cudmore Grove on the island

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Brightlingsea

The Colne and one of its creeks take us to Wivenhoe, where we cross
the river by ferry to Fingringhoe. From here we walk inland to the small village of Peldon.

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Peldon

We circuit the Abberton Reservoir before returning to the coast at Salcott and the desolate Old Hall Marshes. For bird-watchers, a day in paradise.

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Tollesbury

Around the Tollesbury Wick Marshes to start with, passing the remains of the most unlikely branch line in Essex. Then we turn west to follow the tidal Blackwater estuary.

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Maldon

Today we’re on the southern shore of the Blackwater estuary, passing the site of the Battle of Maldon and walking through Maylandsea and Ramsey Island.

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Bradwell

One of the most remarkable coastal walks in England. Seventeen miles without habitation, save for the religious community beside the 7th century St Peter’s Chapel.

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Wallasea Island

Discover Wallasea Island, the largest man-made wetland in the UK, created by the RSPB with sea-wall breaches and soil from the Crossrail project.

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Burnham-on-Crouch

We take the north side of the Crouch estuary, through Althorne Marina and North Fambridge, with a brief inland diversion to the old rail line at Stow Maries.

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Hullbridge

Inland at first, to avoid sea-wall breaches. We regain the tidal River Crouch at South Fambridge and stay on its sea wall until we reach the Paglesham peninsula.

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