Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation & Heybridge Basin Walking route Map

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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. The towpath then reaches the sea lock at Heybridge Basin, before returning to Maldon via the seawall along banks of the River Blackwater. There are lovely views of Maldon’s historic waterfront from the seawall.

View this route on OS Maps: Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation - Heybridge Basin (ordnancesurvey.co.uk)

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Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Easy – level walk, with some muddy stretches after rain, so stout walking shoes/boots recommended
  • Circular Route
  • Countryside
  • Easy Route
  • Length of route (miles) - 4.9
  • Typical duration of route - 2hrs

Map & Directions

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation - Heybridge Basin

Type:Walking Route

Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE

What's Nearby

  1. Part of the site is accessible via a boardwalk from the footpath leading to the bridge…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Fullbridge Church

    0.13 miles away
  3. The site boasts one of the largest and best equipped children's play sites in the Maldon…

    0.14 miles away
  1. An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to…

    0.29 miles away
  2. Our doors are open to everybody of all faiths – all are welcome in this house. Come…

    0.29 miles away
  3. We are a church made up of all ages, from the very young to the very mature, some are…

    0.31 miles away
  4. Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small…

    0.31 miles away
  5. We are proud to be the Custodians of the famous Maldon Embroidery. This wonderful work…

    0.32 miles away
  6. This 15th Century former manorial home houses a unique brick spiral staircase, a Georgian…

    0.33 miles away
  7. Consists of meadow, rank vegetation, scrub trees, wet ditches and open water. A man-made…

    0.34 miles away
  8. Situated on Maldon High Street, our aim is to make God’s love known to the community in…

    0.34 miles away
  9. This attractive site was formerly part of a garden & was donated to Maldon Town Council…

    0.36 miles away
  10. It is an old garden site and suffered a period of neglect but is now being cared for by…

    0.39 miles away
  11. We are a friendly bunch of people who take seriously our responsibility to seek first the…

    0.4 miles away
  12. Religious Society of Friends

    0.4 miles away
  13. Heybridge Creek is a channel that forms part of the flood relief scheme for the Heybridge…

    0.42 miles away
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  1. Address

    Millfields, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HS

    Telephone

    01621 784633

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    The newly re-furbished Dengie Hundred Sports Centre is a Community Sports Centre, committed to delivering fantastic facilities and service. Choose from our wide range of classes, activities and facilities.

  2. Address

    38 Quest Place, Maldon, CM9 5AG

    Telephone

    01621 927200

    Maldon

  3. Address

    Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QG

    Telephone

    01621 784898

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic buildings, memorabilia and a major collection of signalling equipment. Much of the collection is under cover. Train rides are available every open day.

  4. Address

    Stansgate Abbey Farm, Stansgate, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7NU

    Telephone

    01621 772164

    Southminster

    Marconi Sailing Club

  5. Address

    9 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 841498

    Maldon

    Finale Occasions

  6. Address

    Church Street, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, CM9 8TS

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    Grade I listed parish church in the village of Toilleshunt D'Arcy.

  7. 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.

  8. Address

    Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RE

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Heybridge

    An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a variety of habitats including willow carr, open water, small ponds and marshy areas, rough grassland, and willow and hawthorn scrub.

  9. Address

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

    Telephone

    07487547122

    Maldon

    The Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo is home to over 70 species of animals when we are open (please note that some of our larger animals go home at the end of each day to our larger private farm located on the Dengie Peninsula).

  10. Address

    Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7US

    Telephone

    01621 856503

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    The Dengie National Nature Reserve is a large and remote area of tidal mudflat and saltmarsh between the Blackwater and Crouch Estuaries near Bradwell-on-Sea.

  11. Address

    40 40a 42 High Street, MALDON, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 843617

    MALDON

    Marks and Spencer Simply Foods

  12. Address

    100 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 841790

    Maldon

    Part of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill group, Peacocks were founded in 1884 and now have more than 400 stores located all around the UK.

  13. Address

    Elizabeth Way, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4TG

    Telephone

    01621 852471

    Heybridge

    This small site is accessible from Elizabeth Way and the Elms Farm development. Junior Football goals, basketball net and picnic bench.

  14. St James & Asheldham Church

    Address

    Keelings Road, Dengie, Essex, CM0 7UH

    Dengie

    Small church in a very dispersed and small village situation maintained by a very small congregation. Main seating is low level box pews with doors. No toilet facilites and no nearby public facilities.

  15. Address

    Cooks Yard, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Telephone

    01621 855058

    Maldon

    Brent has been a much loved local landmark for over 40 years. It is the last surviving steam tug of the Port of London Authority’s fleet. Full restoration is planned for this unique vessel.

  16. Address

    Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

    Telephone

    07768 086248

    Maldon

    We are a friendly bunch of people who take seriously our responsibility to seek first the Kingdom of God.

  17. Address

    Burnham Road, Woodham Mortimer, Essex, CM9 6SR

    Telephone

    01245 222276

    Woodham Mortimer

    9 hole Pitch and Putt available all day for only £5 per person. Juniors £3, under 8 free.

  18. Address

    H Wenlock Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5AD

    Maldon

  19. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

    Maldon

    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,…

  20. Super Natural, gifts/ladies fashion

    Address

    12 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

    Telephone

    01621 854685

    Maldon

    Super Natural, gifts/ladies fashion

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The Lock Tea rooms, heybridge basinThe Lock, MaldonBright and airy, 'The Lock' is THE place to eat on the waterfront at Heybridge Basin. Indoors or out, it offers outstanding Blackwater Estuary views.

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Le Bouchon Hotel & BrasserieLe Bouchon Hotel & Brasserie, MaldonA blend of both French and English cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Albert Barge on the Chelmer & Blackwater CanalChelmer & Blackwater Navigation, MaldonThis waterway runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects the county town of Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. It is 13.8 miles (22.1 km) long and has 13 locks.

Maltsters Arms PH HeybridgeMaltsters Arms, MaldonThe Maltsters is run by Kathy and Steve and offers a great friendly atmosphere and a good pint of beer. There is a small patio area at the back which is secluded and is partly sheltered.