Marks Tey - Copford - Heckford Bridge - Easthorpe - Marks Tey

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This is our second walk starting from Marks Tey and visiting Easthorpe. This walk is longer, but passes through the delightful area around Copford Hall and Church, then continues on to the edge of the village of Heckford Bridge, before using field-paths and lanes to arrive in Easthorpe. When we prepared the walk we were astounded at the variety of fruit we found along the way - the most surprising was a grapevine and a medlar, both of which bore ripe fruit!

England - East England - Essex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/01/2020 - Sid Marks

A very nice walk. Very muddy, so wear boots for this one. A couple of updates have been incorporated into the guide. At waymark 3, the route has changed. At waymark 6 there is no path across the farmers field below the power lines, just thick mud.

12/08/2011 - Shelley and Paul Rowland

We completed this walk on Monday 1st August and very nice it was too. Just wanted to point out a couple of things. We didn't park at Mark's Tey Station carpark as you have to pay. We parked at the Mark's Tey Hotel on Copford road which is on the road where the start point is. Please note that at Point 2 the road is no longer barred by a huge tree and it is easy to keep on walking. However, as you start to walk uphill you come to a very large tree (which has a rope swing on it). It is before this that you veer off and take the left hand path. If you get as far as the big tree then you have gone too far. Point 5 - we also didn't see any sign of guard dogs. This looks like a very old sign to me. This was a lovely walk although I must confess that we found the very last bit Point 12 disappointing as you have to walk quite a way along the A12 which is a very busy dual carriageway. It's quite safe but just very noisy after a lovely quiet walk. Still worth doing though. Enjoy. Shelley & Paul

28/10/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Adrian Perkins for his updates, October 2008.