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A waterside walk around Maldon, taking in the scenic Beeleigh Falls, Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, and locks at Heybridge Basin.

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

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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 - Self-Guided Walk No. 1.7

Type:Guided Walking

Butt Lane Car Park, Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

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  1. Address

    16 Edwards Walk, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    077 1919 6161

    Maldon

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    Telephone

    01621 853500

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    01621 773183

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    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    07917 275 487

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    Telephone

    01621 776074

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    01621 843347

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    Telephone

    01621 784535

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