Map of Shut Heath Wood & Great Totham walking route

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This fascinating walk explores the myriad of lanes and footpaths encircling the villages of Great Totham and Wickham Bishops, and in springtime provides the perfect opportunity to see Maldon District’s most spectacular display of bluebells in Shut Heath Wood Nature Reserve. There are four pubs on or close to the walk route.

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Routes

  • Circular Route
  • Countryside
  • Easy Route
  • Length of route (miles) - 6
  • Typical duration of route - 2hr 30mins

Map & Directions

Shut Heath Wood & Great Totham

Type:Walking Route

Great Totham, Essex, CM9 8NN

What's Nearby

  1. This former gravel pit is surrounded by steeply wooded banks. Football pitch, basketball…

    0.15 miles away
  2. The Barn Church

    Totham Barn Chapel Evangelical Free Church is a grade II listed building. It has a small…

    0.32 miles away
  3. Arguably one of the most idilic settings in the district, this beautiful Grade II listed…

    0.4 miles away
  1. Wickham Bishops Sports Field

    Large car park, changing rooms, pavilion, cricket pitch, two football pitches, four…

    0.63 miles away
  2. This 50 acre reserve is just below the crest of the Great Totham Ridge and includes 23…

    1 miles away
  3. Little Mountains Farm

    Situated in the heart of rural Essex, Little Mountains is a mixed working farm and since…

    1.02 miles away
  4. St Bartholomews Church

    1.22 miles away
  5. A pleasant, undulating site, approximately half woodland and half grassland with some…

    1.32 miles away
  6. This attractive hilltop site, surrounded by hedges and mature oak trees, offers views…

    1.62 miles away
  7. This small, triangular shaped site is located at the centre of the village. Swings, slide…

    1.81 miles away
  8. This large site is registered common land. It is mainly rough grassland with some areas…

    1.81 miles away
  9. Maldon Spiritual Development Centre

    Meets monthly offering private readings and healing.

    1.91 miles away
  10. Located near to the centre of Heybridge, this site has good access from the surrounding…

    1.91 miles away
  11. This small site is accessible from Elizabeth Way and the Elms Farm development. Junior…

    2.07 miles away
  12. This site has a small car park and is also accessible on foot from School Road. It is…

    2.1 miles away
  13. Housed in a former water pumping station, the museum has a fascinating collection of…

    2.11 miles away
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Number of results: 291

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  1. Address

    Tiptree Road, Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EE

    Telephone

    01621 892821

    Great Braxted

    This attractive hilltop site, surrounded by hedges and mature oak trees, offers views towards Witham and the central Essex plain. Cricket pitch and pavilion, basketball net, childrens play site and kickabout area.

  2. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR

    Telephone

    01621 851898

    Maldon

    At Blackwater Leisure Centre there is a huge range of activities on offer, including swimming, a gym, and fitness and pool classes.

  3. Address

    Maldon Road, Great Totham, Maldon, CM9 8PR

    Telephone

    01621 891474

    Great Totham

    This former gravel pit is surrounded by steeply wooded banks. Football pitch, basketball net, youth shelter and childrens play site.

  4. Address

    Millfields, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HS

    Telephone

    01621 784633

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    The newly re-furbished Dengie Hundred Sports Centre is a Community Sports Centre, committed to delivering fantastic facilities and service. Choose from our wide range of classes, activities and facilities.

  5. St Barnabas Church

    Address

    Mayland Hill, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6DZ

    Mayland

  6. Address

    40 40a 42 High Street, MALDON, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 843617

    MALDON

    Marks and Spencer Simply Foods

  7. Illusions Hair Salon, first floor

    Address

    Tudor Mews, High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BX

    Telephone

    01621 856816

    Maldon

    Illusions Hair Salon, first floor

  8. Address

    36 Quest place, Maldon, Essex, CM95AG

    Telephone

    01621 855806

    Maldon

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Address

    Althorne, Essex, CM9 6DG

    Althorne

    A picturesque 5.65 mile linear walk along the coast between the villages of Althorne and North Fambridge; this allows you to get a train from North Fambridge station at the end of the walk to return to the start.

  12. St Andrew's Church

    Address

    Fambridge Road, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6BY

    Althorne

  13. 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.

  14. Address

    Great Totham, Essex, CM8 3ED

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Great Totham

    This 50 acre reserve is just below the crest of the Great Totham Ridge and includes 23 acres of ancient woodland forming part of the Chantry Wood complex. A wonderful carpet of Bluebells can be enjoyed in the spring.

  15. St Cuthberts RC Church

    Address

    40 Chapel Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8JA

    Telephone

    01621 782034

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    St Cuthberts RC Church

  16. Address

    116a High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 842443

    Maldon

    The Skin Sorcerer

  17. Address

    Braxted Park, Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EN

    Telephone

    01376 572372

    Braxted

    A well established and challenging 9-hole course set in the beautiful parkland of The Braxted Park Estate.

  18. 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.

  19. Address

    Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PW

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    The St Peter’s Way is a 45 mile walk meandering through the countryside of Essex, from Chipping Ongar to the ancient chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall at Bradwell on Sea.

  20. 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

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