South Woodham FerrersMaldon

Soumal one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting South Woodham Ferrers and Maldon.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting South Woodham Ferrers and Maldon.

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South Woodham Ferrers
Grid Ref TQ8041897748
Lat / Lon 51.64958° / 0.60651°
Easting / Northing 580,418E / 197,748N
What3Words refusals.rotation.habits
Grid Ref TL8492307047
Lat / Lon 51.73164° / 0.67648°
Easting / Northing 584,923E / 207,047N
What3Words weary.into.polo

Soumal One's land is

Arable 59.8%
Pasture 16.2%
Urban 23.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



07 May 2021 (edited 27 Jun 2023) Spring

This is a generally good route. There are however a few things that need to be considered:
1. There is no path between Brent Avenue, South Woodham Ferrers and the B1012 (housing estate). Instead follow Hullbridge Road north to roundabout, then B1012 until a footpath takes you north on the original route.
2. In entering Purleigh, from south, it would be more interesting and less road walking to take path leading to the Purleigh Hall, Church and The Bell (food available).
3. The disused railway running into Maldon has a permissive path along the old embankment which runs through the Maldon Wick Nature Reserve.
I have uploaded a SOUMAL TWO which incorporates these minor changes.

Overall the route is largely off road and passes through some interesting areas. There are a few fields that have been ploughed and crops cover the OS mapped line. Easy to walk around the edge of field.
The route winding through the streets of Maldon to the town centre manages to avoid most of the housing estate roads.

A longer alternative route in to Maldon would be to go from Purleigh to Mundon (interesting church), then footpaths north to the Promenade Park . This would be slightly longer.

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