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Medieval Mingle

Essex, Thurrock

212 km / 132 miles
The route starts in the hamlet of Mucking, a Saxon stronghold, and takes an anti-clockwise course through many villages with medieval connections. These include Messing, with a church dating back to the 13th century, and close to which is the 'The Rampart' where, according to some accounts, Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, was defeated by the Romans; Ugley, listed in the Doomsday Book; and Matching with its 15th century Marriage Feast Room built for the entertainment of poor people on their wedding day.

Several towns are passed through including Basildon, Maldon noted for its sea salt production, Coggeshall with many listed buildings, Chipping Ongar an important market town in medieval times, and Brentwood.

The route is an updated version of a 1998 walk called 'Anita's Mucking Ugley Ways Through Messing, Essex'.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: TQ685811 - Mucking Church, Thurrock View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2020

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Route Profile:

211.9 km (131.7 miles)
1,788 m (5,866 ft) ascent
123 m (404 ft)  maximum height

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