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SWC Free Walk 162, North Fambridge to Burnham-on-Crouch. 30/9/12.
North Fambridge, in Essex, is just 7m above sea level, so that gives some idea of the kind of walk in store today. 'Officially' a 13 miler, today's version was reduced to just over 10, following travel delays... Starting out from the station, there's a short inland section, crossing back over the Crouch Valley Line, prior to reaching the banks of The River Crouch. Hereafter, it's easy walking, mainly along the sea wall, with far-reaching views across the mud flats and open countryside. There's a nature reserve (though not much activity today!), creeks, marinas, and, pleasingly, solitude. Upon reaching Burnham, there's a variety of tea options available. Unfortunately, due to said delays, the inland section to the lunchtime pub (at a lofty 47m above sea level!) was only recorded from a distance, reducing the walk by about 3 miles. A very pleasant walk, if peace and quiet is your thing, though not particularly one for advocates of variety. Good scope for further walk development in this quiet corner of the county. (A brisk South Westerly has affected video quality today, unfortunately).
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