A series of walks in the Essex countryside accessible via public transport
Billericay - Eastern Circuit - This walk circles Billericay to the east of the town, passing through a Country Park, a variety of different countryside and ancient Norsey Wood (approx. 9 miles).
Billericay & Ingatestone - a circular walk through the countryside to the north and west of Billericay, taking in the village of Ingatestone (approx. 11.4 miles).
Bradwell & St Peter's Chapel - a walk, starting at Bradwell Riverside, that follows the River Balckwater estuary and the sea round to St Peter's Chapel, before tracing the start of St Peter's Way (approx. 13 miles). If you want a shorter walk (approx. 8 miles), you can finish it at the village of Tillingham and take a bus back to Southminster.
Bradwell & Tillingham - a walk between Bradwell Waterside and Tillingham, taking in a Roman road, the ancient chapel of St Peter-by-the-Wall, the estuary of the River Blackwater and the now landlocked village of Bradwell-on-Sea (approx. 11 miles).
Chappel to Kelvedon - a walk along the Essex Way from near Chappel to the old town of Coggeshall, before passing the site of Coggeshall Abbey and mill along the River Blackwater and then arriving in Kelvedon (approx. 8.9 miles).
Chelmsford to Stock - a walk from the centre of Chelmsford that joins the Centenary Circle to the west of the town and follows it round south to Galleywood Common. It then heads south and joins St Peter's Way to the pretty village of Stock, where it ends (approx. 9.7 miles).
Dedham Vale & Flatford Mill - a circular scenic walk taking in parts of two long-distance paths, the Essex Way and St Edmund's Way, visiting Dedham Village and Flatford Mill en route (approx. 9 miles).
Marks Tey to Kelvedon - a walk between two railway stations, taking in part of the Essex Way and stopping en route at the old town of Coggeshall. The final stretch mixes a river bank walk with ruins of an Abbey and a track between fruit bushes (approx 9.5 miles).
Rochford & Paglesham Churchend - a circular walk based on Rochford Rail Station - the first part of the walk follows the banks of the River Roach (Approx. 10 miles). An optional extension to this walk, to Paglesham Eastend, adds a further 1.9 miles.
South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge - a walk that combines a walk along the River Crouch and some of its creeks with the pretty countryside inland (approx. 12 miles; with optional extension to pub 13.8 miles).
A list of the longer walks featured in this website is given below. Please click on the underlined title to go to details of that walk. For a map showing the location of each walk, please click on the following button: