East Mersea Church - Sea Wall - Cudmore Grove - Church

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in.

East Mersea Church - Shop Lane -Sea Wall - Cudmore Grove - Church

The walk starts from the parking area outside East Mersea Church (see Walk 7003). After passing East Mersea Hall you use field-paths, then country lanes, a section of woodland path and more field-paths to reach the sea wall alongside Pyefleet Channel. You then follow the sea wall until it takes you westward past Cudmore Grove Country Park and along the northern edge of the Blackwater Estuary, passing two caravan parks before turning inland, back to the church. It is possible to visit Brightlingsea, across the Reach, by means of a foot ferry from Cudmore Park.
Mersea Island has a long history and was settled by the Romans, who first constructed the Strood (the causeway linking the island to the mainland). This causeway is said to be haunted by Roman soldiers and is impassable at exceptional levels of the high tide, so check the tide tables before arranging your visit. When you turn left, just after crossing the Strood on the way to the start of the walk you will soon pass a Roman burial chamber on your left. In it were found human remains in a glass vase.
The two villages on the island are West and East Mersea, with West Mersea being much the larger, It is also the source of the world-renowned Colchester oysters.

England - East England - Essex - Coast

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
09/04/2017 - Kay Phillips

A really lovely walk - thank-you