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. St Stephens Church

    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. One of the last areas of surviving ancient woodland in the Dengie peninsular. The…

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

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

    1.85 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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Number of results: 291

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  1. Light & Shade

    Address

    84 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 855566

    Maldon

    All Kinds of Domestic Interior & Exterior Lighting plus lots of hard to find Light Bulbs!

  2. 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.

  3. Address

    The Cookery School at Braxted Park, Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EN

    Telephone

    01621 890300

    Great Braxted

    The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities.

  4. Little Montrose Riding Establishment

    Address

    Birchwood Road, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6PR

    Telephone

    01621 828231

    Purleigh

    Small and friendly yard catering for all riders whether novice or experienced, either riding for fun or working for exams.

  5. Address

    East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PW

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    The Chapel of St Peters-on-the-Wall is the oldest church in England, situated on the Essex coast.

  6. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 841498

    Maldon

    Finale Occasions

  7. Address

    Lower Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6HF

    Telephone

    07771 995460

    Latchingdon

    Relax in the beautiful surroundingd of Clayhill Vineyard. Take in the stunning views of the River Crouch & Valley while walking among the vines.

  8. Address

    Sunbury Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YQ

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    This site consists of two large areas of grass, a large block of ancient woodland and buffer strips of shrubs and trees.
    Large car park, modern and well equipped community centre, enclosed children's play site, kickabout area and seating.

  9. 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.

  10. Tillingham Congregational Church

    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 .

  11. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 6GG

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Maldon

    This 15 acre reserve consists of 1.5 miles of the former Maldon-Woodham Ferrers railway line, most of it on embankment. The area includes as small nature reserve with large pond

  12. Address

    61 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 850540

    Maldon

    Coes Mans Shop

  13. 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.

  14. Address

    Bradwell Marina, Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7RB

    Telephone

    01621 776684

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    Residential sailing voyages aboard traditional vessels. Groups of 7 to 16 people, ages 12 years and upwards. No experience necessary.

  15. Cards & Gifts

    Address

    52 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 858658

    Maldon

    Cards & Gifts

  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

    Fullbridge, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4NX

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Heybridge

    Part of the site is accessible via a boardwalk from the footpath leading to the bridge over the canal at the far end of Tesco car park. Visitors should not leave this boardwalk as the site contains areas of deep water.

  18. Debs Hair Designs

    Address

    153 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    01621 927 083

    Maldon

    Harlequin Hair Salon

  19. The Barn Church

    Address

    52 Prince of Wales Road, Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8PX

    Telephone

    01621 893085

    Great Totham

    Totham Barn Chapel Evangelical Free Church is a grade II listed building. It has a small but active fellowship and regular meetings.

  20. Address

    Burnham Road, Summerhill, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6BX

    Telephone

    01621 744825

    Althorne

    Large recreation ground with adjacent wooded area. Car park, hall, two football pitches, tennis court, children's play eqpt.

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