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  1. Lapwings at Blue House Farm, North Fambridge
    Blue House Farm was bought by the Essex Wildlife Trust in 1998 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and many other donors.
  2. old hall marshes sunrise
    An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.
    1. Statue of Saxon hero who fought against the Vikings, in Promenade Park
      One of the highlights of a walk around Promenade Park is to walk along the extension, which stretches out into the water (or the mud) and leads to a seating area at the end. There you can also see at close hand the statue of famous Saxon leader Byrhtnoth (sometimes written as Brythnoth, Brithnoth, Britnoth or Byrthnoth) who fought back against a Viking invasion. Ultimately he lost, but his bravery in battle was commemorated in the epic Old English poem The Battle of Maldon. The battle was fought in 991AD, and following the thousand-year anniversary, The Maldon Culture Company raised around £100,0000 to commission a lasting memorial to the district's hero, and artist John Doubleday was commissioned to create a statue of the great warrior.
      1. Beach at St Lawrence Bay
        St Lawrence Bay, also known as Stone, is undoubtedly the most beautiful beach in the Maldon District, and the broad sweep of shingle and sand is worth the effort to get to. If you travel by car you will need to park at Jubilee Field car park as you come into the village on the left - don't be tempted to attempt to drive closer to the beach, there really isn't anywhere else to park, and it's only a 10-minute walk. Refreshments (and toilets for customers) are available at The Stone Inn right on the sea wall and St Lawrence Inn opposite the car park and there is a convenience store for picnic supplies.
      2. Bradwell St Peters Chapel
        This ancient Saxon chapel is the oldest church in England built by St Cedd in 654AD, it is one of the most restful and spiritual buildings in the country, a place to bring you peace and tranquillity. The old Saxon quote on the Chapel sign ‘In this place the word is revealed to you’ is certainly true. The Chapel is situated at one end of the long distant walk ‘St Peters Way’. The Chapel is right on the coast and has stunning views a must for walkers and those keen on photography.

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      1. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Butt Lane Car Park, Butt Lane, Maldon, CM9 5HD

        Butt Lane, Maldon

        Saturday 9 September. Along the Blackwater Estuary to Goldhanger. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - This linear walk of approximately 7.3 miles takes in a long stretch of the England Coast Path alongside the spectacular Blackwater…

      2. Address

        The Blue Boar (Long Room), Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

        Telephone

        01621 855888

        Maldon

        Thursday 13 September. SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL EVENING EVENT - TV location manager Harriet Lawrence and marine co-ordinator Jonjo Strickland talk about the challenges of filming The Essex Serpent in the wild saltmarshes of the Maldon…

      3. Address

        Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AX

        Telephone

        01621 782105

        Burnham-on-Crouch

        Saturday 9 September - SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL EVENING EVENT. Burnham Town Councillor Fiona Clegg gives a talk on the role the river Crouch played in both World War 1 and World War 2. The evening includes an optional two-course dinner and…

      4. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Church Street, Goldhanger, CM9 8AS

        Goldhanger

        Tuesday 12 September. The Blackwater Estuary and Goldhanger Circular. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - This more challenging but lovely circular walk combines a good stretch of walking in Essex countryside with a decent hike on the…

      5. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Blue House Farm Nature Reserve car park, Blue House Farm Chase, North Fambridge, CM3 6GU

        Blue House Farm Chase, North Fambridge

        Friday 15 September. Riverside Flora and Fauna at Blue House Farm Nature Reserve. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - Walk with an Essex Wildlife Trust guide, as he points out the wide variety of flora and fauna in this riverside nature…

      6. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Woodrolfe Road Car Park, 42 Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8SE

        42 Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury

        Sunday 10 September. Tollesbury & RSPB Old Hall Marshes. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - The two walks offered (short and long) are around Tollesbury and the surrounding marshes, much of which is a RSPB nature reserve. Both walk…

      7. Address

        Meet infront of Park Drive Health Club, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR

        Maldon

        Monday mornings. Do you fancy a gentle walk and a chat? Adele Bovingdon has launched Walk & Talk which meets outside Park Drive Health Club next to Maldon Promenade Park every Monday at 10:25am. Rain or shine, the group will take a two-mile stroll…

      8. Address

        Upper Plume School Hall, Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB

        Maldon

        Sunday 17 September. SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL FINALE - Six Years Walking the UK Coastline: Talk by ex-paratrooper and charity fundraiser Chris Lewis who walked around the entire UK coastline, including its islands, for six years. He started…

      9. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Butt Lane Car Park, Maldon, CM9 5HD

        Maldon

        Tuesday 12 September. The Norbertine Monks’ Trail from Maldon to Beeleigh. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - We will explore an ancient track which linked the hilltop town of Maldon to the 12th-century Norbertine abbey at Beeleigh,…

      10. Address

        Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE

        Maldon

        SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 4.9 miles. This beautiful walk takes in a varied section of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, as it meanders through Heybridge, passing industrial areas and then emerging into the countryside

      11. Address

        Church Street, Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8AS

        Goldhanger

        SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 2.8 miles. Explore the charming village of Goldhanger where you can see remains from Iron Age, Saxon and Roman times, an 11th century church and a 100-year-old village pump. Along the seawall you will see a host of…

      12. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Daisy Meadow Car Park, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RW

        Basin Road, Heybridge Basin

        Saturday 16/Sunday 17 September. Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation on foot and by boat. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - This leisurely 3-mile walk is perfect for families with children. Walk around the seawall from Heybridge Basin,…

      13. Address

        Azar Persian Restaurant, 159 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8HJ

        Burnham-on-Crouch

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        Wednesday 13 September. SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL EVENING EVENT - Site Manager at RSPB Wallasea Island for 12 years, Rachel Fancy has seen the Island radically change and grow. At the start of her role, the nature reserve…

      14. Address

        Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8NN

        Great Totham

        This fascinating walk explores the myriad of lanes and footpaths encircling the villages of Great Totham and Wickham Bishops, and in springtime provides the perfect opportunity to see Maldon District’s most spectacular display of bluebells in Shut…

      15. Address

        Blue House Farm Nature Reserve car park, Blue House Farm Chase, North Fambridge, Essex, CM3 6GU

        North Fambridge

        SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 3.1 miles. This walk has a bit of everything – the river Crouch, boats galore, an historic pub and farmland. All within the confines of the village of North Fambridge. Enjoy a walk along the seawall, with…

      16. Address

        Bakersfield car park, The Drive, Maylandsea, CM3 6GT

        Maylandsea

        3 miles. Explore a tucked-away nature reserve that's famous for its butterflies and take in the lovely views from the seawall of Lawling Creek, with its yachts, barges and birdlife.

      17. Address

        Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Snows Corner, Wickham Bishops, CM8 3JZ

        Wickham Bishops

        2.96 miles. This walk explores three pretty villages in the north of the district - Wickham Bishops, Little Braxted and Great Totham. Taking in tree-lined lanes and footpaths, this gently undulating walk is a great introduction to this part of the…

      18. Address

        Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5HN

        Maldon

        SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 1.6 miles. A circular self-guided walk starting and finishing at Maldon's Promenade Park, taking in traditional boatyards and maritime industry, historic buildings and the bustling high street. The walk is all on…

      19. Address

        Church Street, Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8AS

        Goldhanger

        SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 8.3 miles. This long, circular walk combines farmland and seawall around the charming and historic village of Goldhanger, with its cottages, pubs and 11th century church.

      20. Address

        The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival, Burnham Station, Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8BQ

        Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch

        Thursday 14 September. Explore the Dengie Peninsula with Craft Beer and Food. Part of The Saltmarsh Coast Walking Festival - This invigorating walk takes you from the charming riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch in a steady ascent across the final…