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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…

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

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  3. RAF Bradwell Bay is a former Royal Air Force station located on the Dengie Peninsular,…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4.59 miles away
  9. St James & Asheldham Church

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

    4.76 miles away
  10. Tollesbury Congregation Church

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

    4.8 miles away
  12. Jubilee Field

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

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

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  1. Ascension Hair

    Address

    37a High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 852000

    Maldon

    Ascension Hair

  2. Address

    Grapnells Farm, Creeksea Ferry Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2HD

    Telephone

    01268 498620

    Rochford

    RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.

  3. Address

    Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust, The Sail Lofts, Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621868113

    Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury

    Fellowship Afloat's centre is a unique place for adventure, relaxation and exploring the environment.
    Based on a converted lightvessel moored on the coast, it's an ideal activity venue for youth clubs, schools, churches, special needs groups and…

  4. Address

    The Warren Golf & Country Club, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RW

    Telephone

    01245 223258

    Woodham Walter

    The Estate boasts superb golf courses, a welcoming clubhouse, beautiful barn style wedding venue, luxury lodge accommodation and Health Club.

  5. Address

    Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6EX

    Telephone

    01621 742051

    Latchingdon

    An all-year-round Indoor Bowls Facility, with cafe, bar and the Golding Room for Weddings, Christenings, Birthday Parties, Wakes and other celebrations.

  6. Address

    East St, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8QD

    Telephone

    01621 869230

    Tollesbury

    Tollesbury Congregation Church

  7. Address

    Fambridge Road, North Fambridge, Essex, CM3 6NB

    Telephone

    01621 828244

    North Fambridge

    Facilities include a car park, football pitch, children's play site, and basketball net. Visitors should take care on leaving the site as visibility is restricted.

  8. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 854095

    Maldon

    Pirates Bay is an exciting 19 hole adventure Golf Course offering loads of fun for all ages.

  9. Address

    The Square, Tillingham, Essex, CM07SU

    Telephone

    01621 779620

    Tillingham

    Grade II listed parish church located on the village square in Tillingham.

  10. Tractor Shed

    Address

    London Heys Farm, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6LQ

    Telephone

    01621 740282

    Latchingdon

    A small community theater and auditorium.

  11. Address

    Saint Lawrence Hill, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7LN

    Telephone

    01621 776203

    Steeple

    This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary provides exhibitions and community activities. Light refreshments available.

  12. Address

    Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 786066

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Affectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155, possibly even earlier, and as such the fabric of the building reflects a long and eventful history.

  13. Address

    Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SJ

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Stow Maries

    This 5.5 acre reserve consists of the former Stow Maries Halt on the disused Maldon to South Woodham Ferrers railway line, along with an adjoining four-acre meadow acquired later.

  14. Address

    31 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HJ

    Telephone

    01621 783783

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    The Rio Cinema is independently owned and was built in 1931, offering 2 screens showing current films at historically low prices! The Rio is a must for residents, visitors and cinema enthusiasts alike.

  15. Address

    Church Street, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, CM9 8TS

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    Grade I listed parish church in the village of Toilleshunt D'Arcy.

  16. Address

    Southminster Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 785865

    Burnham-On-Crouch

    The Limes has been trading in Burnham for over 25 years. Our popular farm shop sells fruit and veg in season, while our nursery is stocked all year round with a wide variety of plants, especially herbacious during the spring.

  17. Address

    Hester Place, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8SA

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Small site accessible on foot from Hester Place or The Pippins.
    Enclosed children's play site, kickabout area, basketball net, wildlife area.

  18. Address

    Woodrolfe Hard, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621 869039

    Tollesbury

    Woodup Pool is a salt water amenity pool with an area of sand at one end. Children should be supervised at all times as there are no lifeguards in attendance. During the summer months a portable toilet is provided.

  19. Address

    Essex Marina, Wallsea Island, SS4 2HF

    Telephone

    07748 653900

    Wallsea Island

    Discovery Charters offers fishing and seal watching wildlife trips which leave from Essex Marina on Wallasea Island and the Quay at Burnham-on-Crouch.

  20. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5QP

    Maldon

    If you want a mud-free stroll which takes in the lesser-known parts of Maldon then this walk is a good option.
    This easy circuit of Maldon uses plenty of quiet paths and lanes, giving you the chance to explore lesser-visited parts of the town.

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