Tollesbury marshes, Aerial Essex

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Tollesbury Wick Marshes is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI); this guide offers a short and long walk around the spectacular reserve, which is today managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. Both routes make for superb walks as they provide plenty of interest; there are good views of the Blackwater Estuary and Mersea Island, as well as excellent opportunities for bird-watching. Tollesbury is now renowned as a yachting centre; once upon a time the marshes were the haunt of smugglers.

Facilities

Routes

  • Circular Route
  • Coastal
  • Countryside
  • Length of route (miles) - 5.8 or 9
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 2hr 45mins or 4hr 30mins

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Tollesbury Wick Marshes Walk - Self-Guided Walk No. 4.2 / 4.3

Type:Guided Walking

Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QU

What's Nearby

  1. Tollesbury War Memorial stands in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, a beautiful Grade…

    0.05 miles away
  2. WhimbrelArt in Tollesbury is a gallery specialising in the work of local artists and…

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  3. St Mary the Virgin is a beautiful Grade II* Listed church in the village of Tollesbury.…

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  1. Tollesbury's little prison was opened in 1700 and was in operation for around a century…

    0.05 miles away
  2. Tollesbury Congregational Church has served the village since 1803.

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

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

    0.62 miles away
  5. Walkers along the sea wall at Tollesbury will be fascinated by the large red ship moored…

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

    0.94 miles away
  7. This is a large open site on the edge of the village with views to the south towards the…

    1.78 miles away
  8. A blue plaque marks D'Arcy House as the home of famous novelist Margery Allingham who…

    1.87 miles away
  9. In the middle of the road junction in Tolleshunt D'Arcy stands the village maypole, one…

    1.88 miles away
  10. St Nicholas Church is Grade I listed. Its churchyard extension, a little way up the road,…

    1.9 miles away
  11. St Lawrence Bay, also known as Stone, is undoubtedly the most beautiful beach in the…

    2.68 miles away
  12. This 12th century Grade II* Listed church is now owned by the nearby Orthodox Monastery…

    2.79 miles away
  13. Bradwell Marina, on the Blackwater Estuary is ideally situated for exploring the river,…

    2.86 miles away
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  1. Address

    16 Edwards Walk, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    077 1919 6161

    Maldon

    Unisex hairdressing salon with a full range of treatments including cutting, colouring, balayage and men's beard trimming.

  2. Address

    37 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 853500

    Maldon

    Talking Flowers is a florist shop that delivers flowers, bouquts, arrangements and floral tributes to Maldon and the surrounding areas, including hand-tied designs, baskets and centrepieces. Flowers for weddings, funerals and special occasions of…

  3. Address

    South Street, Bradwell-On-Sea, Southminster, CM0 7QJ

    Telephone

    01621 773183

    Bradwell-On-Sea

    Attractive site, surrounded by hedgerows and with a number of mature oak trees. Village hall, car park, enclosed children's play area, basketball net, football pitch, picnic benches, youth shelter, BMX skills ramp.

  4. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    07917 275 487

    Maldon

    Welcome to Maldon Promenade Park Tennis Courts, situated in heart of Maldon's famous Promenade Park and offering four high quality, full size tennis courts available for hire, coaching and fun-filled tennis for people of all ages and abilities.

    The…

  5. Address

    Hockley Meadows, Hockley Lane, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7PZ

    Telephone

    01621 776074

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    A new craft gin distillery in Bradwell-on-Sea is creating fine gins with a selection of the best botanicals, including juniper berries from Italy and angelica root, lemon, orange and rose petals. On The Wall Distillery is home to the N653 gin with…

  6. Address

    70C High Street, Maldon, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 843347

    Maldon

    The Salvation Army Trading Company's charity shop in Maldon High Street is newly refurbished and offers a great selection of men's, women's and children's clothing at bargain prices. You will also find shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories, along…

  7. Address

    30 High Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8RG

    Telephone

    07391 599960

    Tollesbury

    Popular barbers shop that does precision hairdressing for men and boys. Beard trimming and hair treatments are also offered.

  8. Address

    Vicarage Lane, Mundon, Essex, CM9 6PA

    Mundon

    The church of St. Mary in Mundon is cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches and it is now conserved as a Grade 1 listed medieval church. After a major programme of restoration and repair it is once again open to the public daily.

  9. Address

    Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PJ

    Telephone

    01621 784535

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Creeksea Place is a 16th century fairytale Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens. The house with its captivating façade and tranquil surroundings is steeped in history.

  10. Address

    61A High Street, Burnham, CM0 8AH

    Telephone

    01621 782771

    Burnham

    Sofia’s Boutique opened in October2021 and is named after the daughter of owners Vas and Kalitsa Elia – Sofia Elia. The store aims to offer residents a range of high-quality items at affordable prices. It contains two rooms with racks of clothes…

  11. Address

    Fambridge Yacht Haven, Church Road, North Fambridge, CM3 6LR

    Telephone

    07760 268168

    North Fambridge

    Dawnbreaker IV has been built to a high specification to provide you with a fishing experience second to none. Fully insured and licenced for 10 persons and Code of Practice for up to 60 miles. Capable of up to 28 knots and with a comfortable…

  12. Address

    Cooks Barge Yard, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Telephone

    01621 857567

    Maldon

    Historic sailing barges ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Thistle’ are available for regular public cruises and also for private hire for groups up to 50 from a variety of East Coast locations including Maldon and Ipswich.

  13. Address

    36 Quest place, Maldon, Essex, CM95AG

    Telephone

    01621 855806

    Maldon

  14. Address

    Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex, CM9 6QA

    Telephone

    01621 843183

    Langford

    Housed in a former water pumping station, the museum has a fascinating collection of power related exhibits, a tea room and picnic area, a miniature railway all set in attractive riverside grounds.

  15. Address

    Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ

    Maldon

    Maldon Mosaic, which can be found close the sandy play area at the western end of the lake, was designed by Susan Mason and created with her friends at the Limebrook University of the Third Age to celebrate Maldon and the significant events of 2012,…

  16. Address

    Unit 2 Wycke Hill Business Park, Maldon, CM9 6UZ

    Telephone

    01245 933779

    Maldon

    Why not save money, save the planet and help a vital local charity by choosing to buy pre-loved wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and occasion wear? Set on the top floor of Farleigh Hospice's second charity warehouse, this boutique is a world away…

  17. Address

    The Drive, Mayland, Essex, CM3 6GT

    Telephone

    01621 743551

    Mayland

    A large, open site adjacent to Lawling Playing Field which also contains the Memorial Wall. Large car park, enclosed children's play site, developing woodland areas and surfaced paths.

  18. Address

    Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RD

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Maldon

    An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a variety of habitats including Willow Carr, open water, small ponds and marshy areas, rough grassland, and willow and hawthorn scrub.

  19. Address

    Madison Heights, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 850222

    Maldon

    In 2012 Madison Heights became home to Sk8ters Roller Rink. Maldon's only full size indoor roller rink, with music and lighting. Fully air conditioned and great for all year fun times.

  20. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    A large children's sand pit and play area with step-free access. A cafe and toilets are located nearby, along with seating for parents and families.

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