Map of Purleigh & Stow Maires walking route

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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 (check with the respective websites for current opening times). Points 1 to 3 of this walk form part of the long-distance St. Peter’s Way footpath; look out for the distinctive red logo on many of the footpath signposts on this section of the walk.

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Routes

  • Circular Route
  • Countryside
  • Length of route (miles) - 8.7
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 4hr 15mins

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Purleigh & Stow Maries Aerodrome

Type:Walking Route

Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6QH

What's Nearby

  1. 92 acre vineyard open daily. Includes farm trail, vineyard walk and wine tasting in the…

    0.43 miles away
  2. A large, well equipped site in a lovely setting on the edge of the village. Car park,…

    0.93 miles away
  3. Well equipped and maintained site in a pleasant setting with views to the north west…

    1.02 miles away
  1. A small church situated on the edge of the village of Cold Norton.

    1.52 miles away
  2. Small wooded area with a pond in St Stephens Road. Picnic table and access for walking.…

    1.6 miles away
  3. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place with a unique history. It is the…

    1.78 miles away
  4. One of the last areas of surviving ancient woodland in the Dengie peninsular. The…

    1.83 miles away
  5. This 5.5 acre reserve consists of the former Stow Maries Halt on the disused Maldon to…

    1.84 miles away
  6. Martin's Lane Vineyard specializes in the production of only the finest quality and…

    1.92 miles away
  7. This 15 acre reserve consists of 1.5 miles of the former Maldon-Woodham Ferrers railway…

    2.13 miles away
  8. This site consists of two large areas of grass, a large block of ancient woodland and…

    2.27 miles away
  9. The church of St. Mary in Mundon is cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches and…

    2.39 miles away
  10. A small, attractive site surrounded by mature hedgerows. Car park, small hall, football…

    2.48 miles away
  11. An area of grassland featuring a birch copse and an allotment area. The allotment area is…

    2.49 miles away
  12. The Mighty Oak Brewing Co Ltd was founded in Essex in 1996 before finding a home in…

    2.5 miles away
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  1. Address

    Blue House Farm Chase, North Fambridge, Essex, CM3 6GU

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1621 862960

    North Fambridge

    Blue House Farm was bought by the Essex Wildlife Trust in 1998 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and many other donors.

  2. Address

    Ferry Road, Creeksea, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PQ

    Telephone

    01621 782282

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Superb 18 hole riverside course with stunning views over the River Crouch.

  3. Address

    Cooks Barge Yard, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Telephone

    01621 857567

    Maldon

    Historic sailing barges ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Thistle’ are available for regular public cruises and also for private hire for groups up to 50 from a variety of East Coast locations including Maldon and Ipswich.

  4. Address

    Nipselss Chase, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6EH

    Telephone

    01621 743551

    Mayland

    Previously a dense blackthorn scrub that was completely inaccessible, this site has now been opened up in part with paths & a central glade. There are a number of picnic benches & an information board about the site & its abundant wildlife.

  5. Address

    21 High Street, Burnham, Essex, CM0 8AG

    Telephone

    01621 785339

    Burnham

    Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Our Support Centres in Essex and London are vital in helping people living with cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to…

  6. Address

    40 White Horse Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5QP

    Telephone

    01621 855113

    Maldon

    Mens (Hair)

  7. Address

    37 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 853500

    Maldon

    Talking Flowers is a florist shop that delivers flowers, bouquts, arrangements and floral tributes to Maldon and the surrounding areas, including hand-tied designs, baskets and centrepieces. Flowers for weddings, funerals and special occasions of…

  8. Address

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy Road, Tolleshunt Major, Maldon, CM9 8LN

    Telephone

    01621 860265

    Tolleshunt Major

    An attractive site on the edge of the village with areas of long grass, hedgerows and mature oak trees. Car park, football pitch, 5 a side goals, basketball hoop, children's play site, dog walk area, teen shelter and seating.

  9. 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.

  10. Address

    61A High Street, Burnham, CM0 8AH

    Telephone

    01621 782771

    Burnham

    Sofia’s Boutique opened in October2021 and is named after the daughter of owners Vas and Kalitsa Elia – Sofia Elia. The store aims to offer residents a range of high-quality items at affordable prices. It contains two rooms with racks of clothes…

  11. Address

    151 Station Road, Burnham, CM0 8HJ

    Telephone

    01621 781000

    Burnham

    Unisex hair salon offering a wide range of hair treatments.

  12. Address

    6-8 Station Road, Burnham, CM0 8BG

    Telephone

    01621 786140

    Burnham

    Convenience store selling groceries, confectionery, cards, wines and spirits, newspapers and more.

  13. Address

    167 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    01621 842963

    Maldon

    First Stop Supermarket is a well-stocked convenience store with an array of genuinely fresh vegetables, fruit and generous bunches of herbs, as well as all the everyday grocery and household essentials. The store also has an off-licence and is open…

  14. Address

    Fambridge Yacht Haven, Church Road, North Fambridge, CM3 6LU

    Telephone

    07950 435939

    North Fambridge

    Fambridge Lake offers paddle sports, wildlife watching, duck feeding, lakeside decking and picnic area. The venue offers paddle sports, SUP, kayaks and rowing, with stunning views over the Crouch.

  15. Jacobs Farm Shop

    Address

    Jacobs Farm, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4YA

    Telephone

    01621 853395

    Maldon

    A wide selection of fresh fruit & vegetables

  16. Address

    Off London Road, Beeleigh, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

    Telephone

    07506 867122

    Maldon

    Three acres of riverside gardens in a picturesque and historic setting dating from the 13th century

  17. Address

    Behind Park Drive Health Club, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR

    Telephone

    07469 883385

    Maldon

    Padel Tennis is like a cross between tennis and squash. It’s usually played in doubles on an enclosed court surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mash. The court is one third of the size of a tennis court. The ball can bounce of any wall but can…

  18. Address

    Church Road, North Fambridge, North Fambridge, CM3 6LU

    Telephone

    01621 744842

    North Fambridge

    Boatshed is one of the world's largest yacht brokerage groups in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. It prides itself on giving potential buyers the most complete and accurate picture of the boat…

  19. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 857511

    Maldon

    T J Frostick & Son cobbler offers a friendly, traditional repair service for all your shoes and boots, including new soles and heels, stitching etc. They also cut all kinds of keys and can do specialist alterations.

  20. Address

    Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8EA

    Telephone

    01621 891406

    Great Totham

    Parkland course and practice ground.

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Huntsman and Hounds Public HouseHuntsman and Hounds, MaldonSet in lovely gardens, this magnificent 16th century thatched country pub boasts an excellent selection of well kept beers, wines and lagers. Home cooked food is available both lunchtimes and evenings 7 days a week.

Purleigh Village SignPurleigh, MaldonPurleigh is first mentioned in a Saxon will of AD 998 but, like most parishes, no detailed information is available about it until 1086 when it appears in Domesday Book.

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