Over the weekend I took the opportunity to explore two sections of the Thames Estuary Pathway, passing through an industrial and settled beautiful landscape with a wealth of Green Heritage – history and biodiversity.
The walk passes through the South Essex Marshes bordered to the north by settlement and the south by the shore of the Thames. It is a flat, low-lying landscape, dominated by creeks, marshes and mudflats. The path is easily accessible by train, linking 6 local train stations on one of the most attractive railway lines in the country (London Fenchurch to Shoeburyness line). The path is clearly signed and waymarked along the length with a new distinctive logo.
In parts a very urbanesque landscape, but an interesting walk through different environments.
The entire walk stretches 29 miles from Tilbury to Leigh-on-Sea, on this occasion I covered abut 13.5 miles from East Tilbury to Pitsea via Stanford-le-hope. This section of the walk seems to be under utilised and I for most of the walk I did not encounter any other walkers and it was mainly litter free.