Albert Barge on the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

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This 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.

Available for recreational boating, canoeing and paddle-boarding with a 14 mile tow path walk alongside . Boat trips operate from Paper Mill Lock and Heybridge Basin

Recreational moorings available on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation at Heybridge Basin, Hoe Mill Lock, Paper Mill Lock, Sandford Lock and Springfield Basin. For short term visitor moorings contact Heybridge Lock Keeper 07712 079764

Operated by Essex Waterways Ltd for public benefit, volunteers welcomed.

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Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Type:Canal

Paper Mill Office, CM9 4RY

Tel: 01245 226245

What's Nearby

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  1. Small Island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed salt marsh.
    Site…

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  2. A large sports ground with associated sports pavilion and changing rooms. It is the home…

    0.75 miles away
  3. The Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo is home to over 70 species of animals when we are open…

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  4. Millenium Wood is an extension of Promenade Park & is a wildlife area consisting of…

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  5. For well over a thousand years Hythe Quay has been the gateway to Maldon for vessels…

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  6. St Mary's with Mundon

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  7. This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash…

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  8. Social history museum of Maldon and District situated on the edge of the award winning…

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  10. An area of grassland and trees which slopes gently down to saltmarsh at the edge of the…

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  11. The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

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  12. Heybridge Creek is a channel that forms part of the flood relief scheme for the Heybridge…

    1.15 miles away
  13. An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a…

    1.16 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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