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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Area: Essex

[1] & [2] 3.1 miles and 1.66 miles in the Roman River Valley - - - : [3] 5 mile Scenic walk from Langenhoe Village Hall - - - : [4] Health walk of 1.36 miles from Abberton Church on gentle slop ...
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Category Colchester

'We walk every Saturday afternoon throughout the year commencing at 2pm. Most walks are within Essex with its wonderfully varied scenery and are usually between 4 to 5 miles in distance. Occasional ...
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Category Basildon

'The Woodland Trust own and manage Belhus Chase which adjoins the Country Park to the South of Running Water Brook. A traditional parkland atmosphere is being encouraged through n ...
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Category Thurrock

'There are three Trails to choose from: [1] 1 km Hedgerow Stroll - perfect for little legs or a quick breath of fresh air - - - : [2] 2 km Lapwing Trail – explore the wetland and ...
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Category Basildon

'From the 18th century to the end of 1950s a large proportion of Chafford Hundred was extensively quarried for Brickearth to make bricks, gravel and chalk, with flint as a side product. These were ...
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Category Thurrock

'The Nature Reserve is managed by Chelmsford Borough Council with the active support of the Friends of Chelmer Valley Local Nature Reserve. To find out about volunteering opportunities ema ...
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Category Chelmsford

'We have a local walk about once a month, usually on a Sunday and including a pub lunch.'


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Category Chelmsford

'The guide contains a map showing all of the footpaths in Dedham (and some of the key paths in neighbouring parishes), and also features a number of "recommended walks" of varying lengths, which it ...
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Category Colchester

'The forest, which is of national and international conservation importance, with two thirds designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, provides a great vi ...
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Category Epping Forest

'In earlier years many of our members were employed in small retail businesses and the rambles were held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, these being early closing days in different parts of London. No ...
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Category Epping Forest

[1] Windmills and Ponds - - - : [2] Galleywood Brook - - - : [3] Crondon Hall - - - : [4] World War II - - - : [5] Little and Great Sir Hughes - - - : [6] Galleywood Village


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Category Chelmsford

'We meet at 10.00 am on every second Saturday of the month at the Village Green, all are welcome.'


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Category Braintree

'The park can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Walkers can follow three waymarked trails from Chapel Lane car park, one of which leads to the main viewpoint which has a panorama that s ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

'Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete royal hunting forest. It has seen many owners, from kings to commoners. No other forest on earth evokes the ...
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Category Uttlesford

'Most of the woodland paths near to the Visitor Centre are level, even and have a bound surface ... Woodland paths are made of compacted clay and stone.  Beyond the woods the paths are mostly natur ...
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Category Colchester

'Within the parish of Hockley there are 21 footpaths recorded on the definitive map ranging from 28 metres to just under 2 kms in distance. It is possible to traverse the whole of the parish north ...
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Category Rochford

'Each leaflet contains a description of the walk, a route plan and where applicable points of interest encountered on the journey. The leaflets are A4 size with single-side print and have been desi ...
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Category Braintree

'Our walks are varied and interesting and take in woods, parks, rivers, Southend seafront and the Pier, historical sites, RHS garden and London. The Saturday walks often end with a cuppa and the Su ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

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Category Harlow

'There are a network of nature trails currently in place, which are utilised for specific guided walks and events. There are approximately 2.5 miles plus of nature boardwalks, all designed for whee ...
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Category Thurrock

'The gardening team strive to retain the original intimacy and charm of this horticultural gem, while at the same time aiming to restore much of the estate to its former rural glory, including its ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Tendring is a local government district in North East Essex, England. It extends from the River Stour in the north, to the coast and the River Colne in the south, with the coast t ...
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Category Tendring

'Thorndon Country Park is in two parts, the northern section on a gravel ridge and the southern part on clay soil lower down. The two parts are now linked by Old Thorndon Pastures, which i ...
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Category Brentwood

'Beat the Street 2014 ended on a high at midnight 22 July. Over 14,000 players travelled 70,126 miles in less than 7 weeks – almost three times around the world. This means Beat the Street ...
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Category Thurrock

'Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is in south Essex, on the Thames Estuary,in the village of Mucking about five miles east of the M25 ... Nearest train station is Stanford-le-Hope. Direct tr ...
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Category Thurrock

'Epping Forest Countrycare is Epping Forest District Council’s award winning Countryside Management Service. It is the key resource for advice, information and practical assistance on the ...
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Category Epping Forest

'We've put together this guide to help you find the best trails and places to get those leg muscles working.'


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Category Southend-on-Sea

'Wat Tyler Country Park sits within the South Essex Marshes which are steeped in history from the earliest periods - a landscape created over many centuries through the interactio ...
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Category Basildon

'The park landscape at Weald has been sculptured over time, from deer park to formal gardens and lakes. You can see more of what's available at Weald Country Park ...
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Category Brentwood

'There are 6 walks around Wickham Bishops: [1] Blackwater View Walk - - - : [2] Glen Chantry Walk - - - : [3] Rail Trail Walk - - - : [4] River Walk - - - : [5] Shut Heath Wood Walk - - - : [6] Spa ...
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Category Maldon

'From the top of the Castle and the Downs there are good views along the Thames and across to Canvey Island. There is a little road walking involved (far less if you ignore the side trips to the pu ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

'Chelmsford is the perfect place to spend a long weekend or use as a base from which to explore Essex. Enjoy year-round attractions including Hylands Estate, Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex County Cric ...
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Category Chelmsford

Download from the Website PDFs of ten 'Countryside Walks' around and about the Borough.


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Category Brentwood

[1] The Sea Wall Walk (20+ miles) 'A sea wall extends around the perimeter of the Dengie 100 with walking in either direction from North Fambridge in the South to Mundon in the north. Shor ...
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Category Maldon

'Ealdoram Byrhtnoth was a veteran East Saxon hero who lost his life leading his countrymen against Viking raiders at the battle of Maldon on 11 August 991, that is remembered in Anglo-Saxo ...
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Category Uttlesford

'Camulodunum is the Roman name for the ancient settlement which is today's Colchester, a town in Essex, England. Camulodunum is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain as recorded ...
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Category Colchester

'Reaching the car I had walked 14.8 miles. I had found parts of this walk on the landward side of the island rather dull however it had been nice to be able to walk all around the island and it had ...
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Category Castle Point

'Has been broken into five sections starting at the village green in Galleywood, south of Chelmsford. The anti-clockwise route then visits Sandon, Springfield, Broomfield and Writtle before returni ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Walkers will find the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation towpath easy to follow throughout the length of the Navigation, and obvious where it changes from one bank to the other. It can b ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Although Essex County Council (ECC) is committed to maintaining and protecting the network of public rights of way across the county, the work of local volunteer groups is invaluable when ...
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Category Essex

'The path will lead you through ancient woodlands, open farmland, tree-lined river valleys and leafy green lanes, visiting historic towns and villages along the way.'


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Category Epping Forest

'The route name comes from the Flitch Trial, a folk custom still surviving today which originated in Little Dunmow. Every four years a married couple stands before a mock court - if they can prove ...
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Category Braintree

'The Friends want Epping Forest to be a natural environment rich in wildlife, available and increasingly appreciated, used and understood by the public. Our main aims are: (i) to support t ...
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Category Epping Forest

'It′s also a wonderful haven for nature and wildlife and is renowned for its nationally important populations of wildfowl, which can be viewed from the reservoirs four bird watching hides.'


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Category Chelmsford

'This long distance walk takes you to some of the most beautiful countryside, interesting historical sites and delightful country parks in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.'< ...
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Category Harlow

'In the main squares and precincts, in numerous public buildings and at several schools, sculptures by artists, both famous and lesser known, are to be found. Henry Moore's Family Group looks out f ...
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Category Harlow

Download PDFs of the Walks from the Website.  There will eventually be 13 Walks in total: they are being introduced to the Website in pace with issues of The Dragon.


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Category Uttlesford

'Whilst not unique, two churches in one churchyard is a rarity. St. Andrew’s church which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust was built before 1130 AD. The church of St. Chri ...
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Category Epping Forest

'There are four mapped walks around the park, ranging from a 30 minute stroll to a four mile walk ... There are waymarkers marking the walks along all of the routes. For directions and a map of the ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Using Ordnance Survey maps and following carefully set routes the John Clare Walk evokes a spirit of this remarkable poet’s trek, passing through the Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire an ...
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Category Epping Forest

'John Ray was an extraordinary man. Heralded as the father of English natural history he was a pioneer, way head of contemporaries in terms of knowledge and understanding of the natural wo ...
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Category Braintree

[1] Loughton Camp (3.4 miles) - - - : [2] Three Ponds (2.3 miles) - - - : [3] The Loughton Brook and Blackweir Hill Pond (3.5 miles) - - - : [4] Debden Green, the Deer Sanctuary, and Loughton Parks ...
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Category Epping Forest

'... Take time to explore the district's museums and cultural hot spots or simply spend the day watching the boats along the seafront. With excellent produce focusing on local specialties from oyst ...
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Category Maldon

'Manningtree has traditionally claimed to be the smallest town in England, and in 2007 mayor Lee Lay-Flurrie said that this had been confirmed to her by the Census Customer Services, with ...
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Category Tendring

'The name "Mardyke" means boundary ditch and it forms part of the boundary between the Chafford and Barstable hundreds. It is mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charter from around the time of the Norman ...
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Category Thurrock

'Margery Allingham was a distinguished author who lived in Viaduct farm, Chappel, in the early 1930's before moving to Tolleshunt D'arcy. Her principal genre was detective fiction and Agat ...
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Category Colchester

'Norsey Wood is a mixed coppice woodland covering an area of 65ha (165 acres) and consists of a variety of habitats because of the different underlying geology. It has a history that goes ...
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Category Basildon

'If we whet your appetite we hope that you'll come and visit and have a longer look, taking advantage of the tours organised by the Harwich Society. There are actually over 200 listed buil ...
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Category Tendring

'15 of our groups run weekly programmes of up to five walks plus coach trips, holidays and social events. The walks vary in length from 4 - 12 miles and suit most peoples' abilities although we hav ...
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Category Essex

The Rayleigh Town Council Heritage Trail  'All you need to do hold the cursor over the number for a brief description. Then click on the number and a new window will open with details of t ...
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Category Rochford

'The first written record of Harlow was in the Domesday book of 1086. Today's Harlow pioneered the practice of sculpture out in the living environment and is now home to an extensive collection of ...
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Category Harlow

'Whilst low-lying, much of this walk is on grassy levees, which tend to stay dry. A couple of field stretches could be muddy after very heavy rain.'


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Category Rochford

'Staff and pupils from the Deanes School at Benfleet have a long association with the Roach Valley Way. Having participated in the inaugural walk in 1986 and used the route for sponsored w ...
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Category Rochford

'The District was first called Rochford Hundred in Norman times and stretched from the River Crouch in the north to the River Thames in the south. (The term Hundred is an ancient administr ...
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Category Rochford

'There are some lovely sections along the route including riverside walks, visits to unspoilt villages and historic monuments, strolls through beautiful woodlands in the heart of the urban sprawl, ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

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