Cudmore Country Park - East and West Mersea - Cudmore

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Cudmore Country Park has ample parking, toilets and a visitor centre. This walk takes in a section of sea wall along the Colne Estuary, then uses farmland paths to reach West Mersea, giving excellent views from higher vantage points. The return is along the edge of the Blackwater Estuary with superb views south to Bradwell and the Dengie Peninsula.

England - East England - Essex - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, Play Area, Pub, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
12/04/2017 - Graham Wendes

I did this walk last weekend. Really enjoyed it, but it was hard going for much of it as most of the fields were newly ploughed, and the last four miles were beach. For those last four miles back to the country park, you will need to check you will be walking at low tide as I was (purely by chance), because about 2.5 miles of the sea wall and raised walkway has been completely destroyed by recent storms, and you won't get past if the tide is in, as what are now crumbling mud cliffs are largely fenced off. Emergency works have begun, but it will be a long job to replace the sea defences and walkway.

10/11/2010 - Sid Marks

Started this walk from the intersection of East Road/Ivy Lane and walked to the beach via the signed footpath. An excellent walk with good walk directions. Just a couple of stiles have been replaced with kissing gates. The return walk along the beach is superb. GPS reading comes out at 12.6 miles,taking 4 hours 45 mins. Recommended walk.

23/06/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

Off road ramblers. This was the best flat walk for so far, we did alter it slightly to fit in with the pub (Dog & Pheasant?). We started the walk at TM024124(?) and parked in Victoria Esplanade free car park, we then walked 4 miles to point 1 and continued on to the start of point 4, which we BYPASSED to take a break at the pub. we followed the road to the bottom to meet the main road, noting the location of another public footpath halfway down. We turned right for the pub, which worked out just right for midway break, very nice pub, we then returned to the path we saw halfway back to point 4. This joined up halfway between points 5 & 6 which puts you back on track. On point 7 where it says the path has disappeared, it was a little covered over with nettles but passable. On the bridge are two footpath arrows one on nearside to cross and one on the far side directing sharp left. This worked out a fantastic walk at 12.1 miles including detour to the pub. P.S. we saw a seal but it was camera shy so didn't get a picture.   

30/04/2007 - Les Page

April 2007 There is free parking for about 8 cars at the intersection of East Road/Ivy Lane, at the start of the footpath down to the sea wall to get to waypoint 1. Nettles weren't a problem in April, and many of the stiles have been replaced by metal passing gates.
Excellent walk - recommended.
Les Page