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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. 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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