Sea, Sun and Sand

Sat 5th Jan 2019

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Now starting at Benfleet Station
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Benfleet Station (9:13 Liverpool St) Finish Southend Central Station

Our annual mid week jaunt now open to weekenders. A chance to top up your suntan as we follow the Thames as it nears its mouth in the North Sea. The invigorating breeze will quickly blow away the winter blues

General Notes
Beware mud warnings for 5 miles but last 4 on tarmac. Light refreshment stop on route (suitable for bring your own) Wetherspoons at finish
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Sun, Sea and Sand, Saturday 5th January 2019
14 walkers, 16 miles for some, 13.5 miles for slopers - leader Ron Williamson
Today’s walkers strode innocently away from Benfleet station not realising that a stimulating seasonal stroll to blow away those winter blues somehow was to develop into an invigorating robust ramble. All rose to the challenge as the roller coaster route included nearly 1200ft. of climb and the miles flew by in such great company.
Unfortunately only six of us were able to walk the pier where the wooden boards added a spring to our steps as we looked forward to another year of doing just what the doctor ordered; not sure about the chocolates , ice cream or fish and chips though.
Photographs by Keith Lane and Joelle Paul



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