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. 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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  1. Elmwood Equestrian Centre

    Address

    Elm Farm, Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8NT

    Telephone

    01621 783216

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Qualified instructors cater for all ages and stages. Very good hacking, long distance and beach rides. Introduction to riding - lead rein for the very young only £4.00.

  2. Address

    113 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    01621 854055

    Maldon

    Bei Capella hair company

  3. Address

    Paper Mill Office, CM9 4RY

    Telephone

    01245 226245

    This waterway runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects the county town of Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. It is 13.8 miles (22.1 km) long and has 13 locks.

  4. Address

    6 King Georges Place, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BZ

    Telephone

    01621 843980

    Maldon

    Maldon Nails

  5. 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.

  6. Address

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

    Maldon

  7. Address

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

    Telephone

    07487547122

    Maldon

    The Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo is home to over 70 species of animals when we are open (please note that some of our larger animals go home at the end of each day to our larger private farm located on the Dengie Peninsula).

  8. Address

    1 Chandlers Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LF

    Telephone

    07801 364 135

    Maldon

    Marigold Charters offers sailing adventures on and around the river Blackwater. Their vessel Marigold is a Gravesend Bawley built upon the lines of the Lilliam in 1869.

  9. Address

    60A Victoria Rd, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HF

    Telephone

    01621 782034

    Maldon

    The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

  10. Address

    Stow Road, Cold Norton, Essex, CM3 6RR

    Telephone

    01621 828631

    Cold Norton

    The Kings & Jubilee courses offer a great variety and challenge. Constructed to USGA specifications to provide an unrivalled quality of playing surface year round.

  11. Address

    Units 7 & 8, Station Industrial Estate, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8RW

    Telephone

    01621 782874

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Let’s Go Bonkers is East Essex’s most exciting and professionally designed premier indoor children’s soft play studio, featuring two uniquely designed multilevel play studios, which has something for everyone.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Address

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

    Maldon

  15. Address

    The Museum, Coronation Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HW

    Telephone

    01621 782184

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Discover the story of Burnham and the Dengie from the Bronze Age to today. Explore its fascinating maritime and social heritage through the artefacts and records of people’s lives.

  16. Address

    Daisy Meadow Kiosk, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, Essex, CM9 4RY

    Telephone

    01245 226 245

    Heybridge Basin

    Spend a day at Heybridge Basin - you can have a picnic, view the boats and hop on a one hour boat trip on our canal boat Blackwater Dawn.

  17. Address

    Great Totham Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham, CM8 3NP

    Telephone

    01621 893025

    Wickham Bishops

    Large car park, changing rooms, pavilion, cricket pitch, two football pitches, four tennis courts, youth shelter, basketball net, public open space and nature area.

  18. Address

    Church Road, Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8NP

    Great Totham

    Arguably one of the most idilic settings in the district, this beautiful Grade II listed chuch sits a short walk from Great Totham, next to the site of Great Totham Hall. The grounds are intersected by several footpaths giving access to South Wood,…

  19. Address

    Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, CM9 8HX

    Telephone

    01621 862426

    Tolleshunt Knights

    Five Lakes Resort is home to two of the best golf courses in Essex. The tees and greens are meticulously maintained, and present a challenge to golfers both novice and experienced.

  20. 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.

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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.

Stow Maries Village SignStow Maries, MaldonStow Maries is a small village outside of Maldon which houses Stow Maries WW1 Aerdrome, the only surviving World War 1 aerodrome in the world. It is also rich with wildlife and wildlife photography sessions can be booked.

BE2 flyingStow Maries Great War Aerodrome, MaldonStow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place with a unique history. It is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WWI aerodrome which was not adapted for further military use later in its history.

purleigh bell public houseThe Bell at Purleigh, MaldonLocated on top of one of the only hills in Essex, The Bell is a traditional country pub with amazing views over The Dengie. The C16th beer house has a relaxed & convivial atmosphere thanks to its great customers, food, wine, beer & service.