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Pub Walks

3 Dengie Pubs Walk


This walk allows you to sample three superb examples of village pubs on the Dengie Peninsula (although do note that the pubs have varying opening times – check with them beforehand for details). All three of the pubs are in the current edition of CAMRA’s “Good Beer Guide” and all serve food.

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Woodham Mortimer & Purleigh

This is an extremely pleasant walk which takes you through attractive Essex farmland and down quiet country lanes. There are many beautiful country houses to look at along the way, and some lovely scenery to admire too. One of the key features of this walk is that it provides the opportunity to visit two historic country pubs which are locally renowned for serving fine ales and excellent food: the Hurdlemakers' Arms in Woodham Mortimer and the Bell in Purleigh. There's also another characterful village pub on the route, namely the Fox & Hounds in Cock Clarks. Pub opening times vary - please check beforehand.


Burnham to Southminster

This attractive linear walk takes you from the charming riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch in a steady climb across the final outlier of the rolling farmland of central Essex, before reaching the ancient town of Southminster.


You can then make the return journey to Burnham by train.  


The focal pubs on our walk are two longstanding entries in CAMRA’s “Good Beer Guide”, namely the “Queen’s Head” in Burnham and the “Station Arms” in Southminster.  


Both pubs serve an excellent range of well-kept beers and offer a warm welcome to all visitors.  

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This short walk around Bradwell-on-Sea and Bradwell Waterside, part of the Walk it Local collection, takes in traditional country pubs, a historic church, a thriving marina and the saltmarsh coast, including views of the Ross Revenge, once the home of pirate station Radio Caroline.

Maldon Wick

This short Walk it Local route is an easy stroll starting close to Maldon town centre, but taking in the lovely Maldon Wick Nature Reserve and part of the disused railway line. Depending on the season you might see rare butterflies, intriguing glow worms, dragonflies, spring primroses and violets.

Whilst on the walk you can also visit the Royal Oak, Hazleigh a Gray & Sons pub, which is now linked with a new footpath



A voyage of real ale discovery on the Essex coast. Along the scenic Crouch Valley railway line from Wickford (on the Southend to London line) to Southminster, in the heart of the Dengie Peninsula. The line is 16½ miles long, and there is plenty to see along the way – the route passes through historic towns & maritime villages, important wildlife reserves and provides views of the picturesque River Crouch.

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