Saturday, 12 August 2000


Rochford → Burnham-on-Crouch

[Crossing The Crouch]

Distance: 10.0 miles
Ascent: unknown
Duration: 4 hours

Across the Crouch
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Still feeling a touch guilty about last month's cheating short-cut I was determined to stick religiously to the seawall today, even where that meant deviating from the Roach Valley Way which otherwise followed my route.

Before setting out I'd decided that I'd cross the Crouch by ferry across to Burnham rather than spend two further days walking each bank to and from Battlesbridge.

Fairly soon after passing Paglesham Eastend, the white building of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch was visible on the horizon. It proved disappointingly elusive though, as the path wound back and forth with the Paglesham Pool.

The ferry runs from Wallasea Island, and provided a suitably dignified end (along with the slow drink while I waited for it to sail in) to a long walk. The next walk though will be even longer; the path runs eighteen miles or so without break. I hope there's an equally good pub in Bradwell.

Posted by pab at 22:19