Burnham on Crouch Walk
The Essex town of Burnham on Crouch is situated in a lovely location on the Crouch Estuary opposite the RSPB's Wallasea Island.
There's miles of riverside paths to try with a large variety of wildlife to look out for on the estuary. The picturesque quay, with its historic pubs and red-roofed houses, is known within sailing circles as the 'Cowes of the East Coast.'
This circular walk takes you along the River Crouch towards Creeksea to the west of the town. The route runs for about 3 miles on a series of flat public footpaths. On the way there's nice river views and a visit to the pretty Burnham Marina.
Start the walk on the front, just south of the train station. Here you can pick up public footpaths heading west around the marina to Creeksea. You'll pass Burnham's museum where you can learn all about the maritime history of the town. There's also a number of pretty houseboats and the Yacht club with its restaurant and RNLI Lifeboat Station.At Creeksea the route then heads inland, passing Creeksea Place farm before following paths back to Burnham.
Burnham on Crouch Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Burnham on Crouch Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Burnham on Crouch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Burnham on Crouch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Anchor is nicely located right on the riverfront. You can enjoy your meal with fine views across the river. You can find the pub at postcode CM0 8AT.
The area is great for dog walking and the Anchor Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly. They will even supply water and biscuits for your pet.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
From Burnham quay, you can catch a boat to view the seals which make their home at the mouth of the estuary.
One other nice idea is to catch the ferry over the river to Wallasea Island where there is a RSPB nature reserve. Here you can pick up the Roach Valley Way to explore the island.
If you head north from the town toward Mayland you could pick up the St Peters Way long distance trail and follow it to the ancient church of St Peter on the Wall. Near here there's also Bradwell on Sea to visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.