A walking guide describing 50 walks along the Essex coast, the longest coastline of any English county.
Peter Caton discovered the wonderful Essex coastline as he narrated his journey along its whole length, writing Essex Coast Walk (Matador, 2009). He now describes walks covering the entire publicly accessible coast, helping others to follow in his footsteps. Detailed route instructions are provided, along with high-quality maps, while background information and colour photos add context and interest.
Following rivers, creeks and open sea, on paths, tracks and promenades, often with circuits completed across countryside, the walking and views are varied. There is much history and wildlife to be seen as the walker discovers picturesque villages, smugglers’ haunts, nature reserves and little-known gems along the coast. Walks range from 2 to 15 miles, with most having different length options, plus the possibility of linking adjoining routes. Produced in full colour, 50 Walks on the Essex Coast is an invitation for serious ramblers, or those looking for just an afternoon stroll, to discover the hidden magic of the Essex coast.
Praise for Essex Coast Walk:
“Unearths many lesser-known and quirky nuggets” – Southend Echo
Featured on BBC Radio Essex
A lifelong Essex resident, Peter Caton has a keen interest in walking, the countryside and conservation. His previous books include Essex Coast Walk, a narrative of his walk along the entire county’s coastline, No Boat Required: Exploring Tidal Islands, which includes chapters on six Essex islands, and Suffolk Coast Walk.