“The deepest Essex few explore where steepest thatch is sunk in flowers and out of elm and sycamore rise flinty fifteenth-century towers” Sir John Betjeman (1954)
Walk the Essex Way and celebrate some of the finest countryside in the county! The path will lead you through ancient woodlands, open farmland, tree-lined river valleys and leafy green lanes, visiting historic towns and villages along the way. The Essex Way is a long-distance path stretching from Epping to Harwich a distance of 81 miles. You can walk it in stages, or make a holiday of it staying in accommodation along the way, such as Idle Waters, milsoms and Talbooth House & Spa in Dedham, and The Pier in Harwich.
The route is clearly sign-posted and here is a link to Essex County Council’s digital booklet.