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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  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…

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

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

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  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

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

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  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…

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  12. The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

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

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Number of results: 291

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  1. Address

    Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6QH

    Purleigh

    This walk explores the countryside around the hilltop village of Purleigh and provides an opportunity to visit a working vineyard and an historic World War I aerodrome near Stow Maries

  2. Address

    High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PB

    Telephone

    01621 853423

    Maldon

    Situated on Maldon High Street, our aim is to make God’s love known to the community in which we are set. We worship together every Sunday morning at 10.30a.m, and all are welcome.

  3. 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.

  4. Address

    9 Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8TP

    Telephone

    01621 869015

    Maldon

    An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.

  5. 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!

  6. Address

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

    Maldon

    Located in the valley, with the Splash Park and Galleon, you can be right in the middle of the action in one of our eight beach huts.
    The valley is central to the Promenade Park and all amenities are within easy walking distance.

  7. Cardnell Brothers Memorial Field

    Address

    The Esplanade, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6AL

    Telephone

    01621 743551

    Mayland

    An area of grassland adjacent to the sea wall in Mayland. Across the middle of the site is the remnants of an old borrow dyke which is now dry most of the year.

  8. Address

    Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY

    Telephone

    0345 200420

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities to the young people of Essex, and the wider community.

  9. 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.

  10. Address

    Steeple, Essex, CM0 7JY

    Steeple

    This attractive walk branches off St Peter’s Way, the long distance footpath, at the village of Steeple. It heads north to the Blackwater Estuary and follows the seawall anti-clockwise until it returns to the village.

  11. Address

    Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

    Maldon

    The Quaker Hall

  12. Address

    4 Edward's Walk, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    07790 270503

    Maldon

    The Bra Consultancy is a Lingerie Boutique that provides a personalised fitting service with a size range including 28-50 AA-K. We offer the following ranges of styles: Fashion, Sports, Post-Surgery, Non-Wired and Pregnancy & Nursing.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Address

    Fanners Farm, Maypole Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3LX

    Telephone

    01621 891011

    Wickham Bishops

    Belonging to 'East Anglian Rides', a friendly, safety conscious family yard.

  17. Tolleshunt D'Arcy Recreation Field

    Address

    Tollesbury Road, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, CM9 8UB

    Telephone

    07483 325853

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    This is a large open site on the edge of the village with views to the south towards the Blackwater Estuary. There is an outdoor gym consisting of twelve exercise stations including a cross trainer, leg press and sit up bench.

  18. Address

    47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX

    Telephone

    07973 559981

    Maldon

    Social history museum of Maldon and District situated on the edge of the award winning Promenade Park.

  19. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621927007

    Maldon

  20. Address

    36 Quest place, Maldon, Essex, CM95AG

    Telephone

    01621 855806

    Maldon

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