To the end of the line

Sat 22nd Oct 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note - more lunch options ARE available - *** Pub stop at 9 miles bar meals available ***
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Meet Thorpe Bay station (Dep 08.32 Fenchurch St). Finish Southend Central station (4 trains per hour)

A linear walk, offering wide skies, remote sea walls, a North Sea beach followed by a busy promenade and the world's longest pleasure pier. (pier £2 conc. £1)

General Notes
No convenient Lunch stop so bring packed lunch, stay for fish and chip supper at end ***Pub stop at 9 miles bar meals available***
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Walk Report

To the End of the Line, Saturday 22nd October 2016
21 walkers, 19 miles - leader Ron Williamson
Ron could not have chosen a more perfect Autumn day, beautiful sunrise as I walked to Fenchurch Station & beautiful sunset as we walked into Southend on Sea. In between, warm in the sun but decidedly fresh when it clouded over.
The walk in Ron's "Back Yard" started at Thorpe Bay adjoining Southend on Sea and finished at Southend on Sea i.e. a linear circular walk.
The morning we walked through Garon Park and pass Mucking Hall lunching at the Castle Inn, Little Wakering. The Publican allowed us to eat our sandwiches in the garden and even provided swings and other amusements for us to ignore.
In the afternoon we headed for Oxenham Farm and followed the coast path through MOD land passing Haven Point, the mouth of the Thames, and Wakering Stairs, start of the Broomway. Then along to Shoeburyness with its North Sea beach and finally, as the sun was setting, beside the glistening Thames Estuary to Southend Pier.
Resisting Ron's "Pier" pressure some of us headed for the station whilst others weakened and joined Ron to add another 2.5 miles by walking to the end of the pier & back.
Unfortunately, the Pier was closed so the Pier Party headed for fish & chips - the end of a perfect day. Nice one Ron.
Report & photographs by Keith Lane

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