Connect Southend-on-Sea with Slow Ways

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Southend-on-Sea

Essex


Slow Ways linking Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea, Rochford

England / Essex / Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea’s two Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 2/2
reviewed: 2/2
verified: 1/2
and surveyed: 1/2

Help connect Southend-on-Sea

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Southend-on-Sea’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Southend-on-Sea from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Leigh-on-Sea—Southend-on-Sea
Leigsou one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 37m Descent 61m
Rochford—Southend-on-Sea
Rocsou one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 24m Descent 46m
Rochford—Southend-on-Sea
Rocsou two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

67% of Southend-on-Sea’s two route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

3/3

drawn

2/3

reviewed

2/3

surveyed

1/3

verified

7 people have contributed to Southend-on-Sea’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Southend-on-Sea

13km out of 23km have been walked and reviewed

50km of reviews have been shared in Southend-on-Sea

Latest Updates

Further north, the bridle path which runs alongside the industrial estate between the river Roche and Tinkers Lane is just clear enough for a baby shetland to pass, but it’s really still crowded by foliage, and we were put off by a possible sighting of giant hogweed, so turned back....

Jane Taylor

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Rochford—Southend-on-Sea

Alex Thornton added Rocsou two, a new walk from Rochford to Southend-on-Sea

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The official route does have some steps and steep oaths which can be easily avoided by making a slight diversion via Shorefield Rd...

Alex Thornton

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Quite flat apart from the path down the cliff at Southend. Struck me as a safe-feeling walk for a single female to do. Lots to look at....

Hilary Walden

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Lovely route along the sea front....

Dan Barron

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A relatively accessible beautiful walking route between Leigh on Sea and Southend. I walked it in the reverse direction but I don't think that makes any difference. It is a lovely wide easy walk through the pedestrianised Southend and then along the sea front....

Slow Ways Darren

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It was high tide and the sea was close to the path, perhaps not a walk to do in stormy weather! Close to Southsea the path climbs stairs and steep slopes through park and gardens and along the cliff top with good views....

Strider

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I really enjoyed this walk (and its one I’ve done many times.) It’s very flat and direct, with lovely sweeping views across the estuary. There are many places to stop for tea (lunch or snacks) on the way. If you’re a wheelchair user, as an alternative to going up to Westcliffe Parade through the gardens, you can keep on along the seafront/ Western Esplanade until you get to Southend Cliff Railway....

Saira

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Alex Thornton surveyed Rocsou one

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Footpaths are awful, overgrown, not cleared through farmers fields and large dips and curbs, narrow access making it impossible for wheels. Route is incorrect in two places, trying to use private roads or non existent footpaths...

Alex Thornton

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Southend-on-Sea

Emily Lusty surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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Southend-on-Sea

danravenellison surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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Southend-on-Sea

jrayner surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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Leigh-on-Sea—Southend-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Leigsou one, a new walk from Leigh-on-Sea to Southend-on-Sea

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Rochford—Southend-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Rocsou one, a new walk from Rochford to Southend-on-Sea

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Southend-on-Sea, Sat 24 February

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Southend-on-Sea’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ8806985489

Lat / Lon

51.53697° / 0.71041°

Easting / Northing

588,069E / 185,489N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Southend-on-Sea'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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