Welcome to the Highways Service Information Centre
We publish a number of guides to walks along public rights of way throughout the county. These guides are made available as downloads, free of charge.
The following guides are for walks upwards of 9 miles.
St Peter's Way
The Essex Way
The Roach Valley Way
The Forest Way
The John Ray Walk
Wildside Walks are eight country walks passing through either a country park or a nature reserve.
They are all short circular walks of under 9 miles.
Bradwell Cockle Spit
Roman River Valley
Weald and Navestock
Please note: Information correct at the time of publication
Natural England are currently working toward implementing a new long-distance trail that, once completed, will enable people to walk around the whole English Coast. We are a delivery partner and will adopt the maintenance of the route once the Trail has been completed. As well as a long-distance walking route, there will be opportunities in places for the creation of a ‘coastal margin’, usually seaward of the trail, where people can explore more widely if they wish, relax and admire the view. However, the mudflats and saltmarshes of the Essex Coast are largely excluded from this access due to concerns for public safety, so please check in detail where you have the right to leave the trail.
For more information and a progress update see the England Coast Path in Essex webpage.
Picturesque short walks that vary in distance but are usually around 4 miles.
Click on an image to get a map of the walks with instructions and pictures.
June 19 - Greenstead Green
April 18 - Danbury
Aug 17 - Heybridge
Jun 17 - Little Waltham
Apr 17 - Langham
Feb 17 - Wormingford
Oct 16 - Chappel
Oct 16 - White Notley
Apr 16 - Birch Green
Feb 16 - Great Tey
Jan 16 - Manuden
Essex Walking Strategy - PDF(4.1MB)
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