Essex

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www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/walking.aspx

Overview

'Walking is a popular recreational pursuit and the greenest form of transport available. Regular walking can help improve your health and we work in partnership with many other organisations to promote and encourage it ... Visit Essex is the official tourism site covering the county. The section Walk Essex provides maps and information on five circular routes taking you through some of the county's most attractive towns, villages and countryside.'

www.hikeessex.org.uk

Overview

'An established walking group for people typically in their 20′s, 30′s and 40′s. We have walks every weekend, as well as mid week evening walks between Spring and Autumn, around the Essex countryside.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/essexandherts

Overview

'If you look in our calendar, you will see some of the events organized by our Group. Only members of the LDWA are automatically allowed to participate in our social walks but, by arrangement, we welcome visitors who are not members. As our name implies, we cover substantial distances on our walks and maintain a brisk pace across country using footpaths that may not be as well maintained as we would wish.'

www.essexarearamblers.co.uk

Overview

'Essex Area Ramblers has nearly 5000 members divided into 19 Groups. These Groups also provide programmes of led walks which are open to all their members. Members can also join walks organised by Ramblers Groups across Britain all at no charge.'

www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/walks-walking/

Overview

'The Lee Valley offers all kinds of walking in Hertfordshire, Essex and London. There are 26 miles of riverside trails to enjoy and quiet, car-free walking routes through nature reserves and peaceful urban spaces ...'

www.visitessex.com/what-to-do/walk-essex.aspx

Overview

'Our five maps illustrate circular routes meandering through some of the county's most beautiful rural areas and passing through many of its charming villages and towns. Each route has details on the area, the visitor attractions as well as listings of quality assured accommodation, should you wish to stay longer, and places to eat.'

www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/essex-local-...

Overview

'It is likely that the Forum will often be discussing contentious issues and that their advice will guide policies and actions of the County Council. Therefore, it is vital that the membership of the forum represents a wide range of interests and is balanced between the wish to increase access and the need to protect the landscape and its economic use ... We're looking for new members to join us, please contact the Secretary for more information.'

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Essex Highways

www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Getting-Around/Public-Rights...

Overview

'This is an ECC-funded community-based scheme that enables local volunteers to look after and/or promote their local Public Right of Way network. More information is contained in the P3 manual. If you want to volunteer, the Public Rights of Way and Localism Officer will be able to put you in touch with an existing local group, or help you start up your own group.'

Description from

Essex Highways

www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Getting-Around/Public-Rights...

Overview

The interactive Map of Public Rights of Way 'is for general purposes only. It is not the statutory Definitive Map which is held at County Hall. District, borough, town and parish councils must also keep copies for their particular areas ... In law the Definitive Map provides conclusive evidence of the existence of any Public Rights of Way shown on it. This interactive map does not'.

Description from

Essex Highways

www.essexwalks.com

Overview

'A free site listing rural walks in Essex countryside ... All these walks are on public footpaths, permissive paths or other land open to the public, so you never have to worry about trespassing.'

www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/walks-walking/

Overview

'The Lee Valley offers all kinds of walking in Hertfordshire, Essex and London. There are 26 miles of riverside trails to enjoy and quiet, car-free walking routes through nature reserves and peaceful urban spaces. Whether you fancy a gentle family stroll, a guided walk or a lengthy hike, the Lee Valley fits the bill. Many paths are surfaced for all-weather walking and easy pushchair or wheelchair use, and with an abundance of wildlife habitats and heritage sites there’s always plenty to see and do.'

silvermud.wordpress.com/index/

Overview

'Tales of walking the coastline of Essex and Suffolk, containing low cant phrases and loose, unconnected, slipshod allusions ...'

Description from

silvermud

www.wildessex.net/main/books.html

Overview

''Book describes 50 different walks in every part of Essex and east London, many easily accessible by train or tube.'

Description from

Wild Essex

See also

Walk Wild Essex Tony Gunton (Lopinga Books, 2011)

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