Essex Pub Walks

A series of walks in the Essex countryside accessible via public transport


List of Shorter Walks

A list of the shorter 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:

Billericay and The Bursteads - a pretty circular walk, taking in the villages of Great and Little Burstead, based on Billericay (approx. 5.3 miles)


Bradwell & St Peter's Chapel - the shorter version of this walk, starting at Bradwell Riverside and ending in Tillingham, following the River Balckwater estuary before tracing the start of St Peter's Way (approx. 8 miles). 


Bures to Sudbury - this follows the Stour Valley Path from Bures to Sudbury, just across the border in Suffolk. Starting off in the Stour Valley, it then crosses several valleys, making it an intersting and scenic walk (approx. 7.1 miles).


Chelmsford to Danbury - a pretty walk combining the banks of the Chelmer with the woods and commons of Danbury (approx. 7.5 miles).


Chelmsford to Galleywood - starting in Chelmsford, the walk initially follows the River Chelmer eastwards before meeting the 'Centenary Circle' route. It then follows this round to the south to the village of Galleywood (approx. 8 miles)


Chipping Ongar Circuit Option 1 - starting and ending at Chipping Ongar, this walk visits two fine old churches (approx. 8 miles)


Chipping Ongar Circuit Option 2 - staring and ending at Chipping Ongar, this walk provides fine views and visits the oldest wooden church in Great Britain at Greensted (approx. 7.5 miles)


Colchester to Chappel - this walk follows the Essex Way and the River Colne to the small village of Chappel (approx. 7 miles).


Earls Colne & Chappel - this circular walk, based on Chappel, includes a visit to the pretty village of Earls Colne with a walk along the Colne Valley (there are two options - the shorter being 7.4 miles in length and the longer 8.7 miles).


Danbury Circuit - a pretty walk involving woodland, common land, the grounds of Danbury Palace and a short walk along the Chelmer (approx. 7.5 miles) - a shortened version of this walk (5.5. miles) is also described.


Frinton & The Naze - a pretty and interesting route combining a walk along the seafront between Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze with a walk round the Naze, with its crumbling cliffs, creeks and nature reserve (approx. 7.8 miles).


Great Bentley to Wivenhoe - situated to the south-east of Colchester, this is a walk between two railway stations that passes an old tide mill and follows Alresford Creek and the River Colne (two variations: 7.0 miles & 7.9 miles).


Great Waltham - a pretty circular walk which, in part, follows the Essex Way. En route, it passes through the old village of Pleshey, with its Norman Castle mound (approx. 6.3 miles).


Hatfield Peverel to Maldon - a pleasant walk along the River Chelmer to the pretty town of Maldon (7 miles).


Hatfield Peverel to White Notley - this walk is between Hatfield Peverel and the small village of White Notley and for over half its length it follows the Essex Way (approx. 7.6 miles) - it has an optional extension to Cressing Temple.


Ingatestone Loop Walk - An undulating scenic circular walk that starts and ends in the village of Ingatestone and includes a windmill, several churches and two old houses.

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