Canvey IslandLeigh-on-Sea

Canlei one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Canvey Island and Leigh-on-Sea.

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Canvey Island
Grid Ref TQ7995283623
Lat / Lon 51.52285° / 0.59255°
Easting / Northing 579,952E / 183,623N
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Grid Ref TQ8319785798
Lat / Lon 51.54135° / 0.64040°
Easting / Northing 583,197E / 185,798N
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Canlei One's land is

Arable 25.5%
Marshes 11.4%
Pasture 18.8%
Urban 34.6%
Woods 9.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



22 Jan 2022 Winter

A pleasant and easy walk. Starting off in the centre of Canvey Island close to the high street, the route veers off from the main road and onto a quiet path in a residential area. It then joins onto a path through the Castlepoint golf course and along the wall adjacent to Benfleet Yacht Club. At the end of the path, cross over Canvey Road bridge to Benfleet, turn right and cross over the railway line - there are steps- and from there it’s a straight path towards Leigh-on-Sea.

The section from Benfleet towards Leigh on Sea was very muddy (and waterlogged in some parts). I did this walk in winter. From the path there are lovely views of Hadleigh Castle. There’s also a Salvation Army café at Hadleigh Farm where you can stop for tea and take in views of the estuary (in case you don’t mind veering off course for a bit – this will add an extra 2 miles to the journey). All in all, a nice and easy-to-follow route.

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