by Rachael Armes

GETTING HERE AND AROUND

The Maldon District is accessible via numerous transport links. Road access primarily links with the A12, take A414 or B1019 for Maldon. You can journey into the Dengie Peninsula on the B1010 and B1018, or by train which is accessible from London Liverpool Street via Wickford. Stations include Southminster, Burnham-on-Crouch, Althorne and North Fambridge. Local bus services connect the train stations in Chelmsford, Witham and Hatfield Peveral to Maldon.

BY CAR

There is good access to the Maldon District from all parts of the country via the A12, M25 and A13. From the A12, take either the A414 (Junction 18) or the B1019 (Junction 20) for Maldon.

For the Dengie Peninsula, continue via the B1010 or B1018. You can also access the Dengie Peninsula from the A13 and A130 via the A132 continuing on the B1012.

There is a charge point at Lidl, Station Road, Maldon, CM9 4LQ. It offers Type 2 (43kW), CHAdeMO (50kW) and CCS (50kW). For up to date information, go to zap-map.

BY TRAIN

There are four train stations in the Maldon District which are located in Burnham-on-Crouch, Southminster, Althorne and North Fambridge. These towns and villages in the Dengie Peninsula are accessible by London Liverpool Street via Wickford.

Greater Anglia mainline services from London (Liverpool Street Station) and East Anglia serve Chelmsford, Witham and Hatfield Peverel. Regular local bus services connect these railway stations to Maldon. This mainline service also serves Colchester, and Manningtree where you can change lines to go to Harwich International. The mainline also serves Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.
The Maldon District offers both short and easy circular tours as well as longer routes, mostly on quiet country lanes, which allows both the occasional and committed cyclist to enjoy this area to the full.

At the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres, OS Explorer Maps, Around & About Maps and the Essex and the Thames Estuary Cycle Map are available. You can also pick up a Maldon Cycling Map and a Two Rivers' Way guide which takes you from Burnham-on-Crouch to explore the rest of the Dengie Peninsula.

The district is also popular with long-distance riders who are travelling through Essex into London and Kent, up through Essex to Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as those travelling to catch a ferry at Harwich. National Cycle Route 1 passes through the Maldon District, this route runs from Dover to Shetland, and is 1,695 miles long or 2,728km. Check out our cycling page for more information.

BY BUS

Maldon has direct bus links with Chelmsford, Colchester and Witham, which then connect to onward journeys with other towns in Essex and beyond. Burnham-on-Crouch has a direct connection with Maldon and Chelmsford.

A network of local buses connect the villages of the Dengie Peninsula with both Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch. Villages in the northern part of the Maldon District are also served by local buses which connect to towns within the district, and beyond the district as well. National Express coaches serve Chelmsford, Colchester and Witham. Regular local bus services connect these towns to Maldon.

For more information about bus travel in the Maldon District, please contact us on 01621 856503, or email tic@maldon.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can visit the Traveline Southeast website.

BY AIR

Stansted Airport is the UK's third busiest airport with nearly 19 million passengers passing through every year. Many low-cost airlines have made Stansted their base. It is located just over 30 miles North East of London at Junction 8 of the M11, less than 20 minutes from the M25.

London Southend Airport
officially opened its superb modern terminal building in 2012 and has been voted Best Airport in the UK in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Which? TUI, easyJet, Flybe, SkyWork and Adria Airways all have operations at London Southend. London Southend was the fastest growing airport in Europe in 2013 and currently handles over 1 million passengers per year.

London City Airport
is London's business airport, and is easily accessible from Essex via the A13, M11 and M25. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are just over an hour's drive away and car hire facilities are well appointed.

BY BOAT

The Maldon District has always been a popular destination for sailors from around the UK and Europe. With the River Crouch to the south and the River Blackwater to the north, you could find yourself spoilt for choice between which of these East Coast gems to visit and the many varied locations they offer.

More information and navigation advice is available from the Maldon Harbour Improvement Commissioners and the Crouch Harbour Authority.

If you are planning a voyage, day trip, overnight trip or longer and need any help or advice, please contact the River Bailiff on 01621 875837 / 07818 013723 or email river.bailiff@maldon.gov.uk.

Further information, including mooring fees and personal watercraft registration, is available from Maldon District Council.
Sailing on the Blackwater Estuary
Walking in the Maldon District

BY FOOT

Explore the Maldon District on foot and enjoy the wide range of walks on offer. From coastal and countryside walks, circular and linear walks, to heritage and pub walks, there's plenty to choose from to suit all abilities and tastes.

You can purchase guides to these walks at the Tourist Information Centres in Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, or you can make your own route and purchase OS Explorer maps and Around & About maps that are available as well.

Walk along the Maldon District's seventy-five miles of Saltmarsh Coast and visit our historic maritime towns and our traditional marshland villages. The district is also home to more than ten nature reserves, and range from islands, woods and meadows, to shell banks, lakes and marshes. There's so much to explore on foot in the Maldon District, get started by visiting our walks page.

CONNECT WITH US

Maldon District Tourist Information Centre

Specially trained staff at the Maldon District Tourist Information Centre and the Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centre are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated in the centres of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, the two TICs offer a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.