An alternative Essex Way

Thu 11th Oct 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Cressing Station (9.48 Liverpool St)

A cross country route via Markshall Estate, finishing at Chappel & Wakes Colne Station. One train per hour changing at Marks Tey

General Notes
Light refreshment stop on route. This route has not been recceed so be prepared for the unexpected, mileage is estimated. Recommended to buy a return ticket to Chappel
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

An Alternative Essex Way, Thursday 11th October 2018
9 walkers, 15 miles - leader Ron Williamson
An Alternative Essex Way (Cressing to Chappel with not much in between)
Essex may have a population approaching 2 million but they were nowhere to be found today. The only passengers at the lonesome Cressing station, we sauntered for 15 miles and apart from at the lunch stop encountered only one Essexer, even at the end Chappel station was deserted.
An autumn amble, therefore, maybe for those seeking solitude unless of course you meet LDWA members romping across the wide open fields, thrashing through the undergrowth or gallivanting on exercise equipment.
A good route almost exclusively on well-maintained paths and a first-class lunch stop at the 15th century barn of the Markshall Estate. With only one train an hour from Chappel, however, it was a bit of a race after lunch. We one, with just two minutes to spare but ideally the route deserved more time for observation and contemplation as is the want of many Pop-Uppers.


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