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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.

The average walker will take more than 15 hours to walk this 45 mile route without stopping! Therefore we suggest you attempt it in stages that suit your method of travel and the speed that you would wish to walk it.

The route will take you through some of the most spectacular countryside in Essex following field boundaries, through ancient woodland, over commons and hills down to the marshes on our estuaries and coastline. Along the way we hope you encounter much of the diverse and stunning wildlife that Essex has to offer.

Whilst most of the walk is fairly easy going and reasonably flat it does include stiles and kissing gates. We also strongly recommend that you wear stout, ankle supporting footwear, take suitable clothing for the conditions of the day and carry a little food and water. The route is clearly signposted and waymarked in both directions. Using the downloadable booklet should make your experience more enjoyable.

We recommend that you use the leaflet in conjunction with the Ordnance Survey Explorer maps numbered 183, 175 and 176 which can be purchased from most good book shops or online at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

The St Peter’s Way was conceived by members of the Ramblers' Association (Fred Matthews and Harry Bitten) and has been adopted and this guide re-produced by Essex County Council.
 

Facilities

Routes

  • Coastal
  • Countryside
  • Length of route (miles) - 45
  • Linear Route
  • Long Distance Path
  • Moderate Route

Map & Directions

St Peter's Way

Type:Walking Route

Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PW

What's Nearby

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

    0.01 miles away
  2. Othona is an open and inclusive Community rooted in the Christian tradition and drawing…

    0.62 miles away
  3. Church was originally built in the 14th century of which the chancel and the font still…

    1.84 miles away
  1. Attractive site, surrounded by hedgerows and with a number of mature oak trees. Village…

    1.86 miles away
  2. Information: Founded in 1993 by Fiona Oakes, Tower Hill Animal Sanctuary is a forever…

    3.06 miles away
  3. Grade II listed parish church located on the village square in Tillingham.

    3.54 miles away
  4. Car park, public toilets, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowls club, sports pavilion,…

    3.7 miles away
  5. This church belongs to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. It is the…

    3.78 miles away
  6. One of Essex Wildlife Trust's best reserves. A large (600 acres) tract of ancient grazing…

    4.26 miles away
  7. This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary…

    4.59 miles away
  8. St James & Asheldham Church

    Small church in a very dispersed and small village situation maintained by a very small…

    4.76 miles away
  9. Tollesbury Congregation Church

    4.77 miles away
  10. This is a large, open site with good views across the Blackwater Estuary towards St…

    4.8 miles away
  11. Jubilee Field

    Located at the southern end of the village and enclosed on all sides by a hawthorn hedge.…

    4.9 miles away
  12. An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural…

    5.4 miles away
  13. The Dengie National Nature Reserve is a large and remote area of tidal mudflat and…

    5.84 miles away
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  1. Address

    Tinnocks Lane, St Lawrence, Essex, CM0 7NF

    Telephone

    01621 779344

    St Lawrence

    Sailing Club on the south side of the Blackwater River offering full dinghy racing programme and cruiser sailing with full social activities plus canoeing.

  2. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 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.

  3. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 782034

    Maldon

    The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

  4. Tractor Shed

    Address

    London Heys Farm, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6LQ

    Telephone

    01621 740282

    Latchingdon

    A small community theater and auditorium.

  5. 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.

  6. Address

    Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    The Plume Academy AGP is managed in partnership between Plume Academy and Maldon District Council. The pitch hosts Academy and community usage weekdays and weekends. On site parking via Academy car park.

  7. Address

    Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HR

    Telephone

    07840 862685

    Maldon

    Experience the pleasure and excitement of sailing on a historic Thames sailing barge.

    The Thames Sailing Barge Trust, a registered charity which owns the sailing barges Pudge and Centaur.

    To view and book our trips visit www.bargetrust…

  8. Address

    The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AR

    Telephone

    01621 784785

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Burnham's picturesque quayside is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  9. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FW

    Telephone

    01621 855902

    Essex

    It is an old garden site and suffered a period of neglect but is now being cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society. The garden is very small and normally open to the public for a short time once a month.

  10. Address

    Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3LA

    Telephone

    01621 892867

    Wickham Bishops

    St Bartholomews Church

  11. Address

    The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AU

    Telephone

    01621 782044

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    This prestigious yacht club overlooks the River Crouch and is open all year 7 days a week. It has an active junior section, an affiliated rowing club and visiting yachtsmen are always welcome.

  12. Address

    Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8AH

    Telephone

    01621 788348

    Essex

    Situated right on the Blackwater Estuary, just outside Goldhanger in Essex, England, Lauriston Farm’s 210 acres are managed using Biodynamic techniques and philosophy inspired by Rudolph Steiner’s Agriculture Lectures from 1924.

  13. Address

    Plume Building, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

    Telephone

    01621 854850

    Maldon

    Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small collection of paintings.

  14. Address

    90-94 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 852241

    Maldon

    Townrow

  15. 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.

  16. Heirkutz, Barber Shop

    Address

    Unit D Wenlock Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5AD

    Telephone

    0780 3957620

    Maldon

    Heirkutz, Barber Shop

  17. Address

    Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QU

    Tollesbury

    A fascinating walk around Tollesbury and the surrounding marshes. You might spot some of the locations used during the filming of ITV’s 2017 thriller ‘Liar’.

  18. Address

    The Yacht harbour, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621 869202

    Tollesbury

    Tollesbury Marina is set in the heart of the East Coast on the mouth of the River Blackwater, gateway to the rivers and creeks of Essex and Suffolk.

  19. Address

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

    Maldon

    A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

  20. 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.

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