Map of Heybridge Basin-Goldhanger walking route

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Although this is a fairly long walk, it has so much to offer in terms of scenery and interest it comes highly recommended.

There are no gradients to contend with, so the walking is easy throughout. You will explore the charming nautical bustle of Heybridge
Basin, with its two attractive pubs and tearoom. The little-known Chigborough Lakes are a tranquil spot to see along the way, before you reach the historic fishing village of Goldhanger. The return leg to Heybridge Basin will be the highlight of the walk for many, as the route goes along the seawall, with great views of Osea and Northey islands and the River Blackwater.

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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) - 8.5
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 3hrs

Map & Directions

Heybridge Basin & Goldhanger

Type:Walking Route

Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RP

What's Nearby

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  2. A quiet and peaceful park, with marshland flora & fauna. Ideal for access to the sea…

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  1. Located in the valley, with the Splash Park and Galleon, you can be right in the middle…

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

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

    0.73 miles away
  4. For well over a thousand years Hythe Quay has been the gateway to Maldon for vessels…

    0.8 miles away
  5. Small Island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed salt marsh.
    Site…

    0.81 miles away
  6. Millenium Wood is an extension of Promenade Park & is a wildlife area consisting of…

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  7. St Mary's with Mundon

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

    0.9 miles away
  9. This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash…

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

    0.94 miles away
  11. Located in Chruch Street Maldon, the centre is "To advance the Islamic religion in…

    0.93 miles away
  12. The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

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

    1.04 miles away
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  1. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5QP

    Maldon

    If you want a mud-free stroll which takes in the lesser-known parts of Maldon then this walk is a good option.
    This easy circuit of Maldon uses plenty of quiet paths and lanes, giving you the chance to explore lesser-visited parts of the town.

  2. Address

    40 Chapel Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8JA

    Telephone

    01621 782034

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    St Cuthberts RC Church

  3. Address

    South Street, Tillingham, Essex, CM0 7TH

    Telephone

    01621 779160

    Tillingham

    This church belongs to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. It is the only remaining Congregational Church in the Dengie Hundred and as such draws a congregation from a wider area .

  4. Address

    Woodside, Mundon, Maldon, CM9 6PD

    Telephone

    01621 850826

    Mundon

    One of the last areas of surviving ancient woodland in the Dengie peninsular. The dominant tree species are oak and ash. Although there is something of interest to see all year round, the best time to visit is early morning in the spring.

  5. Address

    78 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621853274

    Maldon

  6. Address

    The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AR

    Telephone

    01621 784785

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Burnham's picturesque quayside is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  7. Address

    Fullbridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE

    Telephone

    0345 6779459

    Maldon

    Tesco Stores Ltd

  8. Address

    The Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Telephone

    01621 854139

    Maldon

    The Club offers a variety of summer sailing programme and winter socials, RYA training courses and moorings. Both novice and experienced boat owners are welcome.

  9. Frostick Shoe Repairs

    Address

    8A Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

    Telephone

    01621 857511

    Maldon

    Frostick Shoe Repairs

  10. Address

    Scarr Cottage, Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SB

    Telephone

    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.

  11. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 841498

    Maldon

    Finale Occasions

  12. Address

    27 Fullbridge, Heybridge, CM9 4LE

    Telephone

    01621 852284

    Heybridge

    Fullbridge Church

  13. Address

    Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 786066

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Affectionately 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.

  14. Address

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

    Telephone

    07704 060482

    Rochford

    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.

  15. Address

    5 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PB

    Telephone

    01621 853151

    Maldon

    Butcher and game dealer,supplies to restaurants.

  16. Address

    Springfield Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8TE

    Telephone

    01621 784383

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Members of the Essex Senior Football League.

  17. Address

    The Street, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7RJ

    Steeple

  18. Address

    90-94 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 852241

    Maldon

    Townrow

  19. Address

    The Drive, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6GT

    Telephone

    01621 743551

    Mayland

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

  20. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621927007

    Maldon

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