Kirby Cross - Kirby le Soken - The Wade - Kirby Cross

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This is a secluded walk, full of atmosphere, wildlife and birdlife. You get the chance to visit the church at Kirby le Soken and there are two pubs along the way. You will glimpse Harwich and Felixstowe, 15 miles away. But best of all this is a visit to a backwater in every sense of the term! Horsey Island has one lonely residence and the tenant enjoys life best that way. After all he is cut off for most of every 24-hour period, although he does have a boat, which you will undoubtedly see moored at the far side of the sunken causeway. The area is used extensively by wildfowlers and fishermen, but it also has its own nature reserve, which you will pass on the way. There are a couple of opportunities to shorten the walk, but you will get greatest enjoyment from seeing it through to the end!

England - East England - Essex - Coast

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Sea, Wildlife
06/04/2009 - Robin Philpott

I did this walk on 4/4/09 and it's certainly not the most enjoyable I've done, but it's a good one if you like to see the fruits of the labours of fly-tippers and hoarders of old tyres or wrecked vehicles! The best start point, if you are driving, is the Ship in Kirby le Soken, so park there and go left along the main road to Island Road. The navigation at waymark 9 is very easy to miss and at 10 there is no discernible path through the tree plantation but keep going, away from the water, and you will emerge at the mentioned area of concrete. At waymark 13 the Hare and Hounds no longer exists.