Map showing the route of Burnham Town Winter Walk

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Enjoy a mud-free stroll around the town and coastline of Burnham-on-Crouch. This circuit allows you to explore some lesser-visited parts of the town and the surrounding area while avoiding the busy areas in town. Please note that opening times shown may not apply while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.


1. From the Library, turn right onto Station Road. Look out for the Rio Cinema on the left, just after the Tesco Express. It was built in 1931 and was the last cinema in the country to change from gas lighting to electric. Continue straight onto the High Street and head to the Clock Tower. Just past the Clock Tower (on the right) are the recently installed pavement mosaics, and the ‘Burnham Panorama‘ wall painting created by local artist, Jeremy Hogben.

2. Cross the High Street and go ahead on Providence, opposite the Clock Tower. Take care as the road is quite narrow here. You will soon pass some Victorian cottages and the Queen’s Head pub on the left. At the end of this road, turn left into Orchard Road. This curves to the right; at the junction with Alamein Road, go straight ahead into Western Road. After 150 yards turn right into Albert Road. The car park on Providence is a good alternative starting point for the walk.

3. Follow Albert Road to the junction with Crouch Road; turn left, then turn right onto New Road until you reach the crossroads. Cross over and continue straight on Eastern Road, with the Village Hall on your right. At the end of Eastern Road, you reach the railway line. Take the footpath heading to the right and cross over the railway via the footbridge.

4. Continue on Glendale Road until you reach Marsh Road. Turn left and after 240 yards you will reach the entrance to St Mary’s Church, which is the parish church of Burnham-on-Crouch.

5. At the junction of Marsh Road and the B1021 (Southminster Road), turn right and continue along this road until you reach the crossroads. There is a farm shop and garden centre across the road as well as some 16th century thatched cottages on the corner of nearby Mill Road. Cross over Southminster Road and into Green Lane. You will soon pass a Grade II-listed thatched cottage on the left, which dates to the 18th century. Continue straight on this road for ¾ mile, watching out for passing traffic, as the road can get busy at times.

6. At the end of Green Lane, look out for the Victorian house, Holyrood Lodge; turn sharp left here onto Maldon Road (B1010). You are now in the hamlet of Ostend. Continue straight for ½ mile, passing the garage on your left. Cross over Maldon Road by the road sign pointing to the Burnham Business Park and Springfield Road Industrial Estate; and turn into Springfield Road. After 250 yards, turn left and take the footpath next to a row of houses bordering Springfield Road Park (Orwell Way). Turn left when the path joins up with Embar Way and turn right onto the grassy path heading into the park. Walk past the children’s play area, turning right onto the path towards to the railway line.

7. Upon reaching the pedestrian railway crossing, take care to look and listen for trains, and follow this path until you reach Foundry Lane. Turn right onto the lane and head towards Burnham Yacht Harbour. Walk past the main building at the end of Foundry Lane (with the marina and moored boats ahead of you) and turn left. This soon becomes a walkway around the edge of the marina, with Riverside Park on your left. Walk to the end of the marina and follow the seawall path along the River Crouch.

8. Continue on the seawall for 300 yards and, at the beacon, follow the paved path heading back into the park. After 140 yards, you will reach the car park near the skatepark. Turn right onto the path next to the skatepark and follow it round as it passes the Sports Centre and continues back to Burnham-on-Crouch Library.



  • Free Parking - Car park next to Library on road leading into Riverside Park (CM0 8HQ)


  • Accessibility of route - Pavements and some road sections. Trainers or walking shoes recommended. The is one bridge with several steps and no wheelchair access.
  • Circular Route - Start/finish at Burnham Library
  • Coastal
  • Countryside
  • Easy Route
  • Length of route (miles) - 4.6
  • Typical duration of route - 90 minutes

Map & Directions

Burnham-on-Crouch Winter Walk

Type:Walking Route

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

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  1. Address

    Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6QH


    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

  2. Address

    High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PB


    01621 853423


    Situated on Maldon High Street, our aim is to make God’s love known to the community in which we are set. We worship together every Sunday morning at 10.30a.m, and all are welcome.

  3. Address

    Burnham-on-Crouch, Rochford, Essex, CM0 8AR


    07704 060482


    This ferry runs six days a week between Essex Marina, Wallasea Island and Burnham-on-Crouch Town Quay from Easter to the end of September. It allows for foot passengers and cyclists.

  4. Address

    9 Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8TP


    01621 869015


    An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.

  5. Little Mountains Farm


    Mountains Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8BY


    01621 891215


    Situated in the heart of rural Essex, Little Mountains is a mixed working farm and since 1953, the Mann family have been rearing turkeys to full maturity with feed milled on the farm from home grown cereals – the secret to the flavour!

  6. Address

    Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ


    Located in the valley, with the Splash Park and Galleon, you can be right in the middle of the action in one of our eight beach huts.
    The valley is central to the Promenade Park and all amenities are within easy walking distance.

  7. Cardnell Brothers Memorial Field


    The Esplanade, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6AL


    01621 743551


    An area of grassland adjacent to the sea wall in Mayland. Across the middle of the site is the remnants of an old borrow dyke which is now dry most of the year.

  8. Address

    Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY


    0345 200420


    Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities to the young people of Essex, and the wider community.

  9. Address

    Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD


    07768 086248


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  10. Address

    Steeple, Essex, CM0 7JY


    This attractive walk branches off St Peter’s Way, the long distance footpath, at the village of Steeple. It heads north to the Blackwater Estuary and follows the seawall anti-clockwise until it returns to the village.

  11. Address

    Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD


    The Quaker Hall

  12. Address

    4 Edward's Walk, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PS


    07790 270503


    The Bra Consultancy is a Lingerie Boutique that provides a personalised fitting service with a size range including 28-50 AA-K. We offer the following ranges of styles: Fashion, Sports, Post-Surgery, Non-Wired and Pregnancy & Nursing.

  13. Address

    The Drive, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6GT


    01621 743551


    A large, open site adjacent to Lawling Playing Field. Large car park, enclosed children's play site, developing woodland areas and surfaced paths.

  14. Address

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


    01621 869561


    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.

  15. Address

    Scarr Cottage, Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SB


    01621 828903

    Stow Maries

    Martin's Lane Vineyard specializes in the production of only the finest quality and ripest grapes to produce the very best in English wines.

  16. Address

    Fanners Farm, Maypole Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3LX


    01621 891011

    Wickham Bishops

    Belonging to 'East Anglian Rides', a friendly, safety conscious family yard.

  17. Tolleshunt D'Arcy Recreation Field


    Tollesbury Road, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, CM9 8UB


    07483 325853

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    This is a large open site on the edge of the village with views to the south towards the Blackwater Estuary. There is an outdoor gym consisting of twelve exercise stations including a cross trainer, leg press and sit up bench.

  18. Address

    47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX


    07973 559981


    Social history museum of Maldon and District situated on the edge of the award winning Promenade Park.

  19. Address

    3, King George's Place, Maldon High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BZ




  20. Address

    36 Quest place, Maldon, Essex, CM95AG


    01621 855806



The Thatched CottagesThe Thatched Cottages, MaldonAward winning thatched cottages set in their own private gardens. They are close to the railway station with trains going directly to London in about an hour. Easy access to the town, river & yacht clubs. Perfect for holidays or B&B.

Chapel Studio Bed & BreakfastChapel Studio, MaldonA converted Chapel in the heart of Burnham-on-Crouch with clean and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, all including free Wi-Fi and HD televisions.

St Mary's Church Burnham-on-CrouchSt Mary the Virgin, MaldonAffectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155, possibly even earlier, and as such the fabric of the building reflects a long and eventful history.

Riverside-Park, Burnham, May 2019Burnham Riverside Park, MaldonOverlooking the River Crouch, Burnham’s Riverside Park offers activity and relaxation in equal measure. It is an ideal place for a stroll, a run, a picnic or to take part in some sport.

Rio Cinema, Burnham, 2019The Rio Cinema, MaldonThe Rio Cinema is independently owned and was built in 1931, offering 2 screens showing current films at historically low prices! The Rio is a must for residents, visitors and cinema enthusiasts alike.

The Queens Head, Burnham-on-Crouch, MaldonYou will find The Queens Head in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and the Real Ale Pub Guide

Springfield Play AreaSpringfield Road Park, MaldonThis park is comprised of mown grassland with a large number of mature trees of different species and a play park.

Burnham Clock TowerBurnham Clock Tower, Maldon