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Jonathon's Journey

Essex, Southend on Sea, Suffolk

119 km / 74 miles
The route traces an imagined journey to Ipswich of a 19th century barge hand called Jonathon.

Starting from the cockle-cooking sheds of Leigh-on-Sea the route crosses the grain of successive watersheds, including the Crouch, Chelmer Blackwater, Colne and Stour, on its way to Ipswich.

Train Stations at Rayleigh, Battlesbridge, Witham and Chappel offer the option of breaking the route into sections.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Agricultural land
Start: TQ834858 - Leigh-on Sea, Southend on Sea View on StreetMap
Finish: TM163440 - Stoke Bridge, Ipswich, Suffolk View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Jonathon's Journey  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File
Route Description - PDF Corduroy Country Strides  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 155, 167, 168, 169, 178
OS Landranger Active 155, 167, 168, 169, 178
OS Explorer 175, 183, 184, 195, 196, 197
OS Explorer Active 175, 183, 184, 195, 196, 197

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Route Profile:

118.9 km (73.9 miles)
1,230 m (4,035 ft) ascent
112 m (367 ft)  maximum height

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