Essex Coast Walk
brand new paperback copy. When Peter Caton set out to walk the Essex coast he had no idea of the beauty, wildlife and stories that he would find on the way. He takes the reader up and down the many creeks and estuaries of the longest coastline of any English county, through nature reserves, seaside resorts, unspoilt villages, sailing centres and alongside industry past and present. On the way we read of tales of witchcraft, ghosts, smuggling, bigamy and incest. We learn of the county's varied history - of battles with Vikings, invading Romans bringing elephants, a fort where the only casualty occurred during a cricket match, burning Zeppelins and Jack the Ripper. The book is illustrated with photographs and maps, and the narrative contains a wealth of information, including many little-known facts and stories. With gentle humour to match the coastline's gentle beauty, the book makes for easy reading. It tells of the solitude of some of the most remote coastal areas in England and of the huge range of wildlife to be found there. In contrast we read of the docks and industry of the Thames, but find that even here there is beauty for those willing to look. The book highlights how climate change may alter our coast and looks at new methods of coping with rising sea levels. It tells us how tiny settlements grew into large holiday resorts and how other villages have remained as unspoilt and isolated communities. The author's thought-provoking final reflections consider how the coast has changed over the centuries and what its future may be.
Walking in Essex: 25 day walks and a cross-country route (Cicerone Walking Guides)
This guidebook describes 25 coastal and inland day walks covering the whole of the historic country of Essex, stretching from the Lea Valley in the west and the Thames in the south over to the North Sea and up to the River Stour in the north. Also included is a description of the Essex Way which crosses the county in 11 stages from Manor Park, on the fringes of London, to the port of Harwich - a distance of 96 miles. The walks are suitable for all abilities - any ascents being mostly short and rarely steep - and there are shorter alternatives for many of the longer routes. Each walk is described step-by-step, illustrated with OS map extracts and packed with historical, and geological information about the landscape the route passes through.
Pathfinder Essex: Walks (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Essex 28 fabulous coastal and country walks offering an exploration of the lonely marshes, rolling farmlands, ancient woodlands and attractive villages of Essex. Graded by length and ranging from 3 to 9 miles all routes come with a clear, large-scale OS map, GPS waypoints and highlight where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route. Full description
Drive and Stroll in Essex (Drive & Stroll)
Twenty short circular routes between 2-5 miles for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. The guide includes routes near Manningree, Coggeshall, Little Dunmow, Leigh-on-Sea and Epping Forest.
Walk Wild Essex: 50 Wildlife Walks in Essex and East London (Nature of Essex S.)
Wildlife walks in Essex & East London
Essex: A Dog Walker's Guide (Dog Walks)
Essex Year Round Walks
Pocket Pub Walks Essex (Pocket Pub Walks)
Kiddiwalks in Essex (Family Walks)
Adventurous Pub Walks in Essex
Waterside Walks in Essex