Coastal Erosion on Mersea Island

It’s a wonderful walk round Mersea Island; in many ways a microcosm of the Essex coast.  I first did it in 2011 when visiting all 43 tidal islands which can be walked to from mainland UK. Mersea is the largest of these and No Boat Required describes my walk and much...

More Dartmoor Walks

In the last couple of weeks I’ve completed seven more Dartmoor walks. Some were checking previously walked routes and two were new ones – all for my next book. Unfortunately as coronavirus has curtailed visits to the West Country the book won’t be completed...

Hamford Water

While the beaches at Clacton, Frinton and Walton were packed, last week I enjoyed a far quieter walk beside Hamford Water, the large inlet south of Harwich also known as The Walton Backwaters. It is a hugely important site for birds and was the setting for Arthur...

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An Essex Walk from the Bewitched Village of Canewdon

Another Essex Coast Walk checked; a very enjoyable route from Canewdon along the River Crouch. The full route (Walk 34) starts at South Fambridge but I completed only the circular section. The tall tower on St Nicholas Church can be seen for many miles and a light...