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Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex


Slow Ways linking Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon, Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers, Southminster

England / Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

Burnham-on-Crouch’s four Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Burnham-on-Crouch from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Burnham-on-Crouch—Southminster
Bursou one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 24m Descent 22m
Burnham-on-Crouch—Southminster
Bursou two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 19m Descent 17m
Maldon—Burnham-on-Crouch
Malbur one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 112m Descent 94m
Rochford—Burnham-on-Crouch
Rocbur one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 63m Descent 57m
South Woodham Ferrers—Burnham-on-Crouch
Soubur three

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
South Woodham Ferrers—Burnham-on-Crouch
Soubur four Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 162m Descent 169m

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Collective progress

50% of Burnham-on-Crouch’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

5/6

reviewed

0/6

surveyed

1/6

verified

3 people have contributed to Burnham-on-Crouch’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Burnham-on-Crouch

68km out of 86km have been walked and reviewed

113km of reviews have been shared in Burnham-on-Crouch

Latest Updates

James Piers Taylor took this photo on Rocbur one

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Due to storm damage to the town pontoon the ferry currently leaves from/arrives at Burnham Yacht Harbour rather than Burnham Quay, as shown on the route map - check the exact departure point with the Burnham Harbourmaster (office by the marina jetty). You can use the Malbur one route to get you from the marina to the railway station, or proceed eastwards along the coastal path to reach Burnham Quay; and, 2. Burnham’s town pontoon is due to be replaced in the Summer of 2024, and the ferry should restart using it in 2025 - at which point the Burnham end of the route will be correct and it takes a direct route from the Quay to Burnham railway station. I walked in late March on the first day of the Ferry season in the Burnham to Rochford direction which avoided any fretting about last boat crossings....

James Piers Taylor

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There’s a convenience store and chemist here should you need to stock up (long stretches of this walk offer no shops or refreshments).

Where King Edward’s Road meets Hambert Road you’ll see a sward of grass sloping upwards directly ahead take this to reach the Burnham Road (B1012). Out of the woodland, the path follows the field edge to the junction of Crows Lane and Woodham Road. When the copse ends take the footpath south to meet the Woodham Road again, practically opposite the next piece of the route. Cross the road when traffic allows and take the off-road path going south which shortly joins an east-bound track along the route of the old Maldon West railway line. This road remains busy here, on the south side of the road there’s a grass verge which is suitable for the short stretch to Rookery Lane.

Rookery Lane is a no-through road to traffic and another wonderfully quiet lane to walk down. [A thus-far unconfined element of the England Coast Path proposes a route to South Woodham Ferrers using the farm track westward here]. Before reaching Creeksea itself private claim on the coast forces you inland again and across a field to Ferry Lane.

Here the route turns south and returns to the coast (f you want a quicker route to Burnham station and/or to find refreshments at the Parlour Cage by Creeksea Place turn north instead then east before the railway bridge). The mapped route takes you across Riverside Park and along suburban streets to Burnham on Crouch railway station - but why not carry on along the coast path to the pleasant hostelries of Burnham Quay instead?...

James Piers Taylor

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There’s one section of road walking which I think is a bit perilous, especially if you are walking this route east to west so I have uploaded an alternative Soubur four which diverts around it. There’s a convenience store and chemist here should you need to stock up (long stretches of this walk offer no shops or refreshments).

Where King Edward’s Road meets Hambert Road you’ll see a sward of grass sloping upwards directly ahead take this to reach the Burnham Road (B1012). Out of the woodland, the path follows the field edge to the junction of Crows Lane and Woodham Road. When the copse ends take the footpath south to meet the Woodham Road again, practically opposite the next piece of the route. This road remains busy here, on the south side of the road there’s a grass verge which is suitable for the short stretch to Rookery Lane.

Rookery Lane is a no-through road to traffic and another wonderfully quiet lane to walk down. [A thus-far unconfined element of the England Coast Path proposes a route to South Woodham Ferrers using the farm track westward here]. Before reaching Creeksea itself private claim on the coast forces you inland again and across a field to Ferry Lane.

Here the route turns south and returns to the coast (f you want a quicker route to Burnham station and/or to find refreshments at the Parlour Cage by Creeksea Place turn north instead then east before the railway bridge). The mapped route takes you across Riverside Park and along suburban streets to Burnham on Crouch railway station - but why not carry on along the coast path to the pleasant hostelries of Burnham Quay instead?...

James Piers Taylor

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South Woodham Ferrers—Burnham-on-Crouch

James Piers Taylor added Soubur four, a new walk from South Woodham Ferrers to Burnham-on-Crouch

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When Glendale Road meets Marsh Road this route diverges from Bursou one and heads east on Marsh Road. Once over the bridge, it’s road walking again, but after a short distance, there is a grass verge on the south side of the road. After the pond, the public right of way takes a diagonal path across a field to re-meet the hard farm track, most walkers eschew the field route and simply proceed along the track. At Newmans Farm the route continues northwards along a field edge, this is unpaved and can be rough underfoot. A pragmatic approach suggests using tractor tracks through the crops or sticking to the field edges whichever seems appropriate at the time.

The right of way continues alongside the hedgerow leading northwards....

James Piers Taylor

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Burnham-on-Crouch—Southminster

James Piers Taylor added Bursou two, a new walk from Burnham-on-Crouch to Southminster

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When Glendale Road meets March Road the route continues on a public footpath directly ahead. Mill Road has no pavement, so it’s road walking here but it's a low-traffic route. Do not put off by signs indicating this is a private road as this is a public right of way. This footpath ends at a hedgerow and a slightly ramped rise to pavement alongside the Burnham Road (B1021)...

James Piers Taylor

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That’s because I haven’t finished walking the route but what I have walked is amazing!...

Jane Taylor

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South Woodham Ferrers—Burnham-on-Crouch

Jane Taylor added Soubur three, a new walk from South Woodham Ferrers to Burnham-on-Crouch

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A straightforward route between the two towns with only a short stretch of busy road (mitigated by decent pavement). We didn't stop to explore St Leonard's church near the start (photo 1) but I suspect it'd be worth a diversion if you've time. The finger post indicating the path you should take away from the B1021 soon after leaving Southminster is partially obscured by the hedgerow it leans toward (photo 2), but obvious once you're alongside it....

sherbie

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Then a mix of ‘edge of field’ path and low traffic ‘edge of town’ path almost all the way to Burnham station....

Jane Taylor

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The ferry is an ‘on demand’ licensed one man operation and our experience was not good; we arrived at Wallasea marina at 4.15, we thought that allowed plenty of time, and were very surprised when we called the number provided and were told he’d finished for the day. As we didn’t get the ferry I can’t confirm accuracy, but the route as drawn shows the ferry running to a ferry terminal by the Anchor hotel in Burnham. This is the route marked on Google maps and OS maps! However the advertised ferry route runs to Burnham Yacht Harbour, and this route is marked on Open Street Maps. So I’m inclined to think the route will have to be redrawn at the Burnham end in any case. Anyway after all that I’m flagging this route as a ‘maybe’, and I will try to check the accuracy of the Burnham end in time....

Jane Taylor

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Burnham-on-Crouch

James Piers Taylor surveyed Burnham-on-Crouch

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Burnham-on-Crouch—Southminster

Slow Ways added Bursou one, a new walk from Burnham-on-Crouch to Southminster

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Maldon—Burnham-on-Crouch

Slow Ways added Malbur one, a new walk from Maldon to Burnham-on-Crouch

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Rochford—Burnham-on-Crouch

Slow Ways added Rocbur one, a new walk from Rochford to Burnham-on-Crouch

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Burnham-on-Crouch, Sat 13 April

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Burnham-on-Crouch’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ9485196492

Lat / Lon

51.63349° / 0.81418°

Easting / Northing

594,851E / 196,492N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Burnham-on-Crouch's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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