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…

    0.64 miles away
  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…

    0.91 miles away
  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…

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  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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Number of results: 298

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  1. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 869561

    Tollesbury

    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.

  2. Address

    Common Lane, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6NF

    Woodham Walter

    This site is part of a large network of nature reserves that make up the Danbury Ridge Complex. Woodham Walter Common is mainly secondary woodland with a few open areas where heather grows.

  3. Address

    37 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 853500

    Maldon

    Talking Flowers

  4. Address

    Northey Cottage, Northey Island, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PP

    Telephone

    01621 853142

    Maldon

    Small Island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed salt marsh.
    Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

  5. Address

    Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

    Maldon

    The Quaker Hall

  6. Address

    Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8EA

    Telephone

    01621 891406

    Great Totham

    Parkland course and practice ground.

  7. Address

    Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SA

    Stow Maries

    This walk features attractive countryside, a disused railway and three superb examples of village pubs on the Dengie Peninsula. All three offer excellent ranges of local beers and food to tempt you, before or after your walk.

  8. Address

    Madison Heights, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 850222

    Maldon

    One stop for family fun and food - monkey puzzle play centre, bowling, snooker, pool, bars, main street restaurant and Izumi Oriental Buffet.

  9. Address

    Church Hill, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RJ

    Telephone

    01245 223551

    Woodham Walter

    St Michael's Church

  10. Little Mountains Farm

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 891215

    Maldon

    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!

  11. Address

    14 Edwards Walk shopping Arcade, Maldon Road, CM95PS

    Telephone

    07964982299

    Maldon Road

  12. Address

    The Square, Tillingham, Essex, CM07SU

    Telephone

    01621 779620

    Tillingham

    Grade II listed parish church located on the village square in Tillingham.

  13. Address

    Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3LA

    Telephone

    01621 892867

    Wickham Bishops

    St Bartholomews Church

  14. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE

    Maldon

    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

  15. Address

    Southminster Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 785865

    Burnham-On-Crouch

    The Limes has been trading in Burnham for over 25 years. Our popular farm shop sells fruit and veg in season, while our nursery is stocked all year round with a wide variety of plants, especially herbacious during the spring.

  16. Address

    The Warren Golf & Country Club, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RW

    Telephone

    01245 223258

    Woodham Walter

    The Estate boasts superb golf courses, a welcoming clubhouse, beautiful barn style wedding venue, luxury lodge accommodation and Health Club.

  17. 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.

  18. Address

    99 Wood Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4AS

    Telephone

    01621 857592

    Heybridge

    The Flower Patch is an established florist on the High Street in Maldon.

  19. Address

    Althorne, Essex, CM9 6DG

    Althorne

    A pleasant 5.02 mile circular walk around the village of Althorne. The walk includes a short stretch along the River Crouch before turning inland through the fields and over the railway line before arriving in Althorne.

  20. Address

    11a Edwards Walk, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PS

    Maldon

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