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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 Community

    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. Bradwell Parish Field

    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. The West Field

    Car park, public toilets, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowls club, sports pavilion,…

    3.7 miles away
  4. Tillingham Congregational Church

    This church belongs to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. It is the…

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

    4.26 miles away
  6. St Lawrence C Of E Church

    This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary…

    4.62 miles away
  7. St James & Asheldham Church

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

    4.76 miles away
  8. Tollesbury Congregational Church

    Tollesbury Congregation Church

    4.77 miles away
  9. Tollesbury Recreation Ground

    This is a large, open site with good views across the Blackwater Estuary towards St…

    4.8 miles away
  10. Jubilee Field

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

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

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

    5.84 miles away
  13. Steeple Playing Field

    This site consists of a large area of grass surrounded by hedges. Football pitch,…

    6.58 miles away
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  1. Light & Shade

    Address

    84 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 855566

    Maldon

    All Kinds of Domestic Interior & Exterior Lighting plus lots of hard to find Light Bulbs!

  2. Address

    Tollesbury Marina, Woodrolfe Rd, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621 869561

    Tollesbury

    Situated in the heart of one of the friendliest marinas on the East Coast facilities at this club include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool and tennis courts.

  3. Address

    The Cookery School at Braxted Park, Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EN

    Telephone

    01621 890300

    Great Braxted

    The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities.

  4. Little Montrose Riding Establishment

    Address

    Birchwood Road, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6PR

    Telephone

    01621 828231

    Purleigh

    Small and friendly yard catering for all riders whether novice or experienced, either riding for fun or working for exams.

  5. Address

    East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PW

    Bradwell-on-Sea

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

  6. Address

    9 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 841498

    Maldon

    Finale Occasions

  7. 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.

  8. Address

    Sunbury Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YQ

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    This site consists of two large areas of grass, a large block of ancient woodland and buffer strips of shrubs and trees.
    Large car park, modern and well equipped community centre, enclosed children's play site, kickabout area and seating.

  9. Address

    Althorne, Essex, CM9 6DG

    Althorne

    A pleasant 5.02 mile circular walk around the village of Althorne. The walk includes a short stretch along the River Crouch before turning inland through the fields and over the railway line before arriving in Althorne.

  10. Tillingham Congregational Church

    Address

    South Street, Tillingham, Essex, CM0 7TH

    Telephone

    01621 779160

    Tillingham

    This church belongs to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. It is the only remaining Congregational Church in the Dengie Hundred and as such draws a congregation from a wider area .

  11. 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

  12. Address

    61 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 850540

    Maldon

    Coes Mans Shop

  13. Tolleshunt D'Arcy Recreation Field

    Address

    Tollesbury Road, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, CM9 8UB

    Telephone

    07483 325853

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    This is a large open site on the edge of the village with views to the south towards the Blackwater Estuary. There is an outdoor gym consisting of twelve exercise stations including a cross trainer, leg press and sit up bench.

  14. Address

    Bradwell Marina, Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7RB

    Telephone

    01621 776684

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    Residential sailing voyages aboard traditional vessels. Groups of 7 to 16 people, ages 12 years and upwards. No experience necessary.

  15. Cards & Gifts

    Address

    52 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PN

    Telephone

    01621 858658

    Maldon

    Cards & Gifts

  16. Address

    Off London Road, Beeleigh, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

    Telephone

    07506 867122

    Maldon

    Three acres of riverside gardens in a picturesque and historic setting dating from the 13th century

  17. Address

    Fullbridge, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4NX

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Heybridge

    Part of the site is accessible via a boardwalk from the footpath leading to the bridge over the canal at the far end of Tesco car park. Visitors should not leave this boardwalk as the site contains areas of deep water.

  18. Debs Hair Designs

    Address

    153 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    01621 927 083

    Maldon

    Harlequin Hair Salon

  19. 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.

  20. Address

    Burnham Road, Summerhill, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6BX

    Telephone

    01621 744825

    Althorne

    Large recreation ground with adjacent wooded area. Car park, hall, two football pitches, tennis court, children's play eqpt.

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