Saturday, 24 March 2018
Start time: 10:15
(Estimated finish time: 17:30)
Moderate 14.5 miles / 23.3 km
A flat 14.5 mile circular walk from Benfleet around Canvey Island mostly along the sea wall. There’s an option to leave the walk after lunch (picnic or pub - the Lobster Smack) and catch a bus back to Benfleet (about 9 miles). This is an interesting and varied walk with views of the Thames estuary and Hadleigh Castle, salt marshes and sandy beaches, marinas, industrial heritage, literary connections (Charles Dickens), music history (Dr Feelgood) and Canvey Wick Nature Reserve. There is some walking along busy roads and some paths are rough underfoot.
Map: OS Explorer map: 175: Southend-on-Sea & Basildon.
09:32 train from Fenchurch Street station (or 9.41 from West Ham) arriving Benfleet at 10:15. Alternatively get train from Stratford to Benfleet. Buy super off peak day return to Benfleet
Mobile phone (on the day only): 07899 798298
Benfleet Railway Station
Grid reference: TQ777859
Nearest postcode: SS7 1NF
Start time: 10:15
This is a circular walk
Suitability: No car needed
Surroundings: Marsh, River, canal, Coast
Designation: Nature designation (SSSIs, Nature Reserves etc)
Theme: Wildlife, nature, History, heritage, Architecture
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.