Walks Around Upminster & Cranham

Some ideas for walks in the Essex countryside around Upminster and Cranham as coronavirus limits our travel opportunities. Updated 26/4/20 – I’m glad that so many people are enjoying walks in the countryside around Upminster. Sadly a minority are not behaving...

Upminster Walks

A few years ago I considered writing a short book describing walks around my home town of Upminster in Essex but it was thought that the market was too small. I often walk the footpaths in this Essex countryside and until recently rarely saw more than one or two other...

Mrs Patience’s House – A Bit of Social History

In the mid – late 1970s, when I was still at school, every Saturday morning I used to visit an elderly lady called Mrs Patience. She lived in a cottage in the countryside a couple of miles away from my Upminster home (Essex). There was no mains sewage and the only...