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This most enjoyable waterside walk provides the perfect introduction to Maldon’s countryside and riverside. You will explore the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, see the scenic Beeleigh Falls and walk along the seawall beside the Blackwater Estuary, with fine views of Maldon. Heybridge Basin (near the halfway point) has a number of opportunities for refreshments.
 

From here explore the surrounding countryside and take in several classic country pubs and landmarks. The walk has no paved sections and includes several short road sections.

Long walk with uneven or muddy ground. Walking boots recommended
Distance: 7.25 miles
Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Facilities

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Long walk with uneven or muddy ground. Walking boots recommended
  • Circular Route
  • Countryside
  • Length of route (miles) - 7.25
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 3hr 15mins

Map & Directions

Beeleigh Falls & Heybridge Basin

Type:Walking Route

Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

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  1. Address

    Vicarage Lane , Tillingham , Southminster, CM0 7TW

    Telephone

    01621 779584

    Tillingham

    Car park, public toilets, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowls club, sports pavilion, enclosed children's play site and youth shelter.

  2. Address

    85 - 87 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5EP

    Telephone

    01621 854225

    Maldon

    The Emporium has been trading in Maldon since 1974 and is a one-stop shop for all your household needs as well as offering an amazing selection of presents and gifts for all occasions. The shop includes wedding gifts and baby keepsakes, china, glass…

  3. Address

    Station House, Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ

    Maldon

    Maldon East and Heybridge railway station served the town of Maldon and nearby village of Heybridge between 1848 and 1964.

  4. Address

    Burnham Marina, Foundry Lane, Burnham, Essex, CM0 8BL

    Telephone

    07704 060482

    Burnham

    Burnham Ferry is the sole authorised ferry between Essex Marina, Wallasea Island and Burnham-on-Crouch. The Ferry runs 6 days a week from 1 April or Good Friday (whichever is the earlier) to the end of September. We are closed on Mondays, except for…

  5. Address

    West Station Yard, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6TW

    Telephone

    01621 843713

    Maldon

    The Mighty Oak Brewing Co Ltd was founded in Essex in 1996 before finding a home in Maldon five years later.

  6. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    07917 275 487

    Maldon

    Welcome to Maldon Promenade Park Tennis Courts, situated in heart of Maldon's famous Promenade Park and offering four high quality, full size tennis courts available for hire, coaching and fun-filled tennis for people of all ages and abilities.

    The…

  7. Address

    The Warren Golf & Country Club, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RW

    Telephone

    01245 223258

    Woodham Walter

    The Estate boasts superb golf courses, a welcoming clubhouse, beautiful barn style wedding venue, luxury lodge accommodation and Health Club.

  8. Address

    Corner of Chapel Road and High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AA

    Burnham-on-Crouch

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  9. Address

    5 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PB

    Telephone

    01621 853151

    Maldon

    Butcher and game dealer,supplies to restaurants.

  10. Address

    Ulting Wick, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QX

    Telephone

    01245 380216

    Maldon

    Inspirational private garden open for charity.

  11. Address

    Unit 1 Wycke Hill Business Park, Maldon, CM9 6UZ

    Telephone

    01245 933779

    Maldon

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  12. Address

    Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6QH

    Purleigh

    This walk explores the countryside around the hilltop village of Purleigh and provides an opportunity to visit a working vineyard and an historic World War I aerodrome near Stow Maries

  13. Address

    Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, CM9 8HX

    Telephone

    01621 862426

    Tolleshunt Knights

    Five Lakes Resort is home to two of the best golf courses in Essex. The tees and greens are meticulously maintained, and present a challenge to golfers both novice and experienced.

  14. Address

    167 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    01621 842963

    Maldon

    First Stop Supermarket is a well-stocked convenience store with an array of genuinely fresh vegetables, fruit and generous bunches of herbs, as well as all the everyday grocery and household essentials. The store also has an off-licence and is open…

  15. Address

    Wharf Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4QY

    Telephone

    07514 431399

    Heybridge

    A small club with simple facilities and low membership costs catering for a mix of small craft. Most sailing is informal but several organised events are held each year.

  16. Address

    1a High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PB

    Telephone

    01621 927644

    Maldon

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  17. Address

    Princes Road, Maldon, CM9 5DL

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    Longfields is at the hub of a network of paths and cycleways joining Fambridge Road, Wantz Road and the High Street. Large grass area, enclosed play site, youth shelter, The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Avenue, car park.

  18. Address

    7 King Georges Place, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BZ

    Telephone

    01621 851327

    Maldon

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  19. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR

    Telephone

    01621 851898

    Maldon

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  20. Address

    Tollesbury Marina, Woodrolfe Rd, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621 869561

    Tollesbury

    Situated in the heart of one of the friendliest marinas on the East Coast facilities at this club include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool and tennis courts.

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