Connect Southend-on-Sea with Slow Ways

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

Great Britain / 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

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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.

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Slow Way Route To do
Leigsou one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 37m Descent 61m
Rocsou one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 24m Descent 46m

Collective progress

88% of Southend-on-Sea’s two route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









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

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

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

13km out of 13km have been walked and reviewed

37km of reviews have been shared in Southend-on-Sea

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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....


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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....


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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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Emily Lusty surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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danravenellison surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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jrayner surveyed Southend-on-Sea

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

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

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Southend-on-Sea’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.53697° / 0.71041°

Easting / Northing

588,069E / 185,489N


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 for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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