East Mersea

Mersea Island circular walk

Walk 16: Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Distance: 13 miles

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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Walk Guidelines

There are two official meeting locations per day; at the start and near the mid-point. If you only wish to walk your one-mile stretch and join the walking party as it comes through your section, you can specify to meet ‘at my mile’ on the booking form (which should have been emailed to you already).

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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Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand.

  • Start point 10:15AM: (Miles 218 – 223) East Mersea ferry Landing, CO5 8US.  If you would like to get the ferry over from Brightlingsea we will be getting on the 10AM.
  • Mid point 12:30 PM: (Miles 224 – 231) 2 Coast Rd, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QE
  • End point 3:45PM: East Mersea ferry Landing, CO5 8US – Last ferry crossing at 4PM

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Beach huts in Mersea

A washed up boat in Mersea

Route: Walk 16


 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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Image Credits
Header image: East Mersea. Credit Mark Massey
Beach huts and boat, credit Mike Johnston

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