Bradwell-on-Sea circular

Walks, England, Essex, Maldon

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  • Car parking is free at the end of East End Road. At the end of the car park, head through this gate.

    Step 1: Car parking is free at the end of East End Road. At the end of the car park, head through this gate.

  • Head straight ahead and enjoy the view! You can see St Peter’s-on-the-wall at the end of the path.

    Step 2: Head straight ahead and enjoy the view! You can see St Peter’s-on-the-wall at the end of the path.

  • The chapel is still used and is the 19th oldest building in the country, built in AD 654. It’s one of the oldest intact churches in England.

    Step 3: The chapel is still used and is the 19th oldest building in the country, built in AD 654. It’s one of the oldest intact churches in England.

  • It was made from part of a Roman fort from circa AD 250. The fort itself has been lost to erosion, what is left is protected below a meadow.

    Step 4: It was made from part of a Roman fort from circa AD 250. The fort itself has been lost to erosion, what is left is protected below a meadow.

  • Continue towards the sea and admire Bradwell Shell Bank Nature Reserve. Turn right briefly if you want to stop in at the bird observatory.

    Step 5: Continue towards the sea and admire Bradwell Shell Bank Nature Reserve. Turn right briefly if you want to stop in at the bird observatory.

  • Otherwise, take the path towards the left. In front of you is the beautiful expanse of Bradwell Cockle Spit and it’s saltmarsh.

    Step 6: Otherwise, take the path towards the left. In front of you is the beautiful expanse of Bradwell Cockle Spit and it’s saltmarsh.

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