St Osyth - Beach - Lee-over-Sands - Creek - St Osyth

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St Osyth is a quaint, small village with a very long history. Start from the village centre and walk towards the beach, at one stage walking through the busy holiday centres which line the road. Then, when you reach the shore, leave civilisation behind. Pass a naturist beach and keep on until you reach a tiny isolated settlement at the mercy of the elements. Pass on, eventually to return to the outskirts of the village, where a road crosses a creek. Follow the creek, then veer away to circumnavigate the priory and its magnificent deer-park via a nature reserve. Back in the village, take the time to delve into its fascinating history and view some of its 82 listed buildings, including a medieval cage used to imprison those about to die for alleged witchcraft connections.

Although generally the start of this walk is along a quiet road on Sundays, this may not be the case when a market is in operation.

England - East England - Essex - Coast

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
26/06/2006 - Laurence & Christine Marchant

My wife and I tried this walk on Sunday 25th June 2006. The start was not a fairly quiet country lane, it is very busy due to a Sunday Market being held close to the caravan site. The walk along the road was quite harrowing due to the volume of traffic and the sharp bends in the road. Drivers did not like to move over to let you pass, (we were walking facing the traffic), we were even sworn at by some motorists. It is a very narrow lane and not many places for walkers to get off the road onto the hedgrow. Laurence & Christine