Sunrise behind the old lighthouse, in Dovercourt Bay

Harwich Ha’Penny Pier to Walton-on-the-Naze

Walk 13: Saturday 10th July 2021

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Distance: 19 miles

We’re back by the North Sea coast through Dovercourt before venturing inland near Great Oakley, then Hamford Water provides wonderful estuary walking.


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Walk Guidelines

There are two official meeting locations per day, one is at the start and the other is near the walk mid-point. If you only wish to walk your one-mile stretch and walk along with the walking party as it comes through your section, you can specify to meet ‘at my mile’ on the booking form.

If you are meeting ‘at my mile’, please understand it is difficult for us to specify the exact time the main walking party will arrive. To help you estimate this, use the scheduled times below and add 30 mins per mile to get to your mile. We are using a walking speed of 2 miles an hour as a guide.

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All walkers are invited to the private view of the Sea People exhibition by Nabil Ali after the walk.

Sea People Exhibition 10-11 July



Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand.

  • Start point 8AM: (Miles 168 – 175) Ha’Penny Pier, View Point Rd, Harwich CO12 3HH
  • Mid point 12:00PM: (Miles 176 – 186) Great Oakley hall, Harwich Rd, Great Oakley, Harwich CO12 5JP
  • End point: Ice cream central Ltd (by the beach) Prince’s Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Walton on the Naze CO14 8QD
  • The walk will then continue to Essex Wildlife Trust Naze Nature Discovery centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze CO14 8LE and arrive at roughly 4pm.  This last part is the blue line on the route map. All walkers are invited to the private view of the Sea People exhibition by Nabil Ali after the walk.

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 Please note: The routes and mile markers were mapped in February. It is possible that some changes will be needed before the walk itself takes place, for example because of temporary path closures, weather events, and tidal conditions. If there are changes, we will walk an alternative route that is as close as possible to the planned route, and keep the mile markers as close to the originals too. If route lines appear to stray off public rights of way, this will not happen in reality and route lines will be adjusted as more accurate information from walk leaders is available. ‘Miles’ at the start and end of days may be slightly more or less than one mile.


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