Great Wakering Walks
This pretty Essex village has some nice country trails, local waterside footpaths and a noteworthy Norman church to visit.
This circular walk from the village visits Little Wakering before a waterside stroll along the creeks of the River Roach to the north of the settlement.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north west to visit Little Wakering. Here you can pick up a footpath heading east along Little Wakering Creek, Fleethead Creek and Barlinghall Creek. You continue south along Potton Creek to Oxenham, passing Rushley Island on the way. At Landwick cottages you turn west to cross Great Wakering Common before returning to the village.
PostcodeSS3 0EF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Great Wakering Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Great Wakering Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Great Wakering OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Great Wakering Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Waeccer for some post walk refreshment. The classy gastropub serves top quality dishes and includes a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the High Street at postcode SS3 0EF for your sat navs.
The country and river trails make for a fine dog walk and the Waeccer pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could head into nearby Southend and pick up the Southend Millennium Walk or the Southend to Leigh on Sea Walk.
To the west there's also the circular Roach Valley Way which explores the area around neighbouring Rochford. It visits Hockley Woods also passes close to the RSPB reserve on Wallasea Island.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.