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.

Map & Directions

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Type:Canal

Paper Mill Office, CM9 4RY

Tel: 01245 226245

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  3. Now moored permanently in Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, the Sir William Arnold lifeboat…

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  3. One of the highlights of a walk around Promenade Park is to walk along the extension,…

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  9. Welcome to Maldon Splash Park, Essex's favourite children's water park!

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

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  11. The Maldon Promenade Zoo is home to over 70 species of animals when we are open (please…

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  12. The Twinning Link sculpture was placed in Promenade Park in 1991 to celebrate the 22nd…

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  1. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Maldon

    For well over a thousand years, Hythe Quay has been the home to Maldon's maritime community and the gateway to Maldon for vessels arriving from the sea. Linking the award-winning Promenade Park with the pubs, restaurants and shops of Maldon High…

  2. Address

    76 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    0300 323 0403

    Maldon

    The RSPCA's Maldon charity shop has a good selection of adults and children's clothing, homeware, gifts, bric-a-brac and more. Donations and new volunteers are very welcome.

  3. Address

    Elizabeth Way, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4TG

    Telephone

    01621 852471

    Heybridge

    A small children's play area accessible from Elizabeth Way and the Elms Farm development.

  4. Address

    Gibbons Engineering Group, Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8RY

    Telephone

    01621 868138

    Tollesbury

    Gibbons Engineering Group in Tollesbury, has partnered with ABB Electric Vehicle Chargers to sell and install its Terra AC Wallbox EV chargers within a 50 mile radius. 

    ABB Smart electric vehicle chargers work with the electrical grid, to ensure…

  5. Address

    Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RJ

    Telephone

    07950 636 660

    Heybridge Basin

    The little church building behind the bus shelter in Heybridge Basin began life during World War 1, as an Armstrong Hut, used as the Sergeants’ Mess hut on Goldhanger Airfield. This airfield was first used as a night landing ground by the Royal…

  6. Address

    Kings Head Centre, High Street, Maldon, CM95PN

    Telephone

    01621 859790

    High Street

    The Spa provides a high-class experience for both ladies and gents. A place where beauty, comfort, relaxation, professional knowledge and personalised attention to detail are combined to create a totally memorable and rejuvenating spa experience…

  7. Address

    162 Station Road, Burnham, CM0 8HJ

    Telephone

    07534 090421

    Burnham

    Professional men's hairdressing, barber for men and boys by Sarah Mitchell. Hair and beard products available to purchase.

  8. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash Park, beach huts for hire, sandpits, a galleon play ship & aerial zip-wire & several picnic areas.

  9. Address

    153 Station Road, Burnham, CM0 8HJ

    Telephone

    01621 786444

    Burnham

    Owned and run by Mollie Mae Rycraft, we are professionally trained, certified and experienced groomers, offering quality grooming that will make your dog look and feel fantastic. Services include full grooming, bath and dry, nail cutting, ear…

  10. Address

    37a High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 852000

    Maldon

    Ascension Hair is a hairdressing salon in Maldon.

  11. Address

    Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6EZ

    Telephone

    0754504124

    Latchingdon

    Learn to cook authentic yummy Indian food with Heena at My Healthy Indian! Heena hosts food events and cooking workshops teaching healthy and easy Indian curries in the charming village of Latchingdon, Essex.

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    30 High Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8RG

    Telephone

    07391 599960

    Tollesbury

    Popular barbers shop that does precision hairdressing for men and boys. Beard trimming and hair treatments are also offered.

  13. Address

    Poulton Close, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6GA

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    An area of grassland featuring a birch copse and an allotment area. The allotment area is managed by Maldon Town Council who can be contacted on 01621 857373.

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    Plume Building, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

    Telephone

    01621 854850

    Maldon

    Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small collection of paintings.

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    Promenade Park, Park Drive, CM9 5JQ

    The Twinning Link sculpture was placed in Promenade Park in 1991 to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the twinning of Maldon with Cuijk in The Netherlands. In the shape of giant intertwined links, the 1.5m high cast iron sculpture was designed by…

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    Brickhouse Road, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8JZ

    Telephone

    01621 815327

    Tolleshunt Major

    Daymens Hill Farm is home to around 4,000 apple and pear trees. The farm is open from early September until mid-October for pick-you-own PYO apples and pears, then the seasonal farm shop stays open at weekends until the end of March selling apples…

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    Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7RB

    Telephone

    01621 776235

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    Bradwell Marina, on the Blackwater Estuary is ideally situated for exploring the river, or for crossing to Holland, Belgium and beyond. It is accessible at most states of the tide to all but the deepest draft boats.

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    St Lawrence Road, Tillingham, CM0 7SB

    Telephone

    01621 779507

    Tillingham

    West Hyde is famous for its Christmas trees, but its Christmas shop also sells everything you need to decorate not only your tree but your whole house. With everything from wreaths to baubles, lights to inflatables.

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    Riverside Park, Riverside Park, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HS

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

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    Church Street, Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8AS

    Goldhanger

    St. Peter’s Church is central to the spirit of the village and the close community here. We hold services on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00am and a family service every other week.

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