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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sunday Walk 2 – 3.52 Clacton-Walton

Extra Walk 52 – Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze
Length: 11.3 km (7.0 miles), with optional 9.2 km extension. Toughness: 1/10

10:35 Clacton-on-Sea train from Liverpool Street (Stratford 10:42), arriving Clacton at 12:09. Buy a return to Clacton-on-Sea, although you might be asked to buy a single from Walton-on-the-Naze to Thorpe-le-Soken on the way back.

Trains back from Walton-on-the-Naze are hourly at xx:29 up to 21:29, changing at Thorpe-le-Soken.

Another SWC walk receiving its first Sunday posting. The Walk Notes specify a late start and imply that you should dawdle along the seafront with plenty of breaks for swimming. At some point, though, a sterner hand has intruded and the most recent version urges you to extend the walk past Walton along the Naze Peninsula. There are directions for a full out-and-back circuit, but for a shorter extension you could turn back at some point and simply retrace your steps.

There are plenty of seafront cafés near the start of the walk at Holland-on-Sea, while a short detour inland there would get you a pub lunch at the Oakwood Inn. Alternatively, anyone planning to do the extension could carry on to Walton and find something there before venturing out to the Naze.

You'll need to print this short pdf document. The Extra Walk 98 page has some additional information about the Naze Peninsula.