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Saturday, 29 June 2019

Saturday Walk: Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze

7.1 miles / 11.5 km
13.4 miles / 21.5 km with extension around the Naze

This is a straighforward coastal walk via Clacton, Frinton and Walton, mostly along the seafront promenade and passing some sandy beaches.  The extension round the Naze takes in wilder scenery with crumbling cliffs and a nature reserve.

Trains: Take the 10:21 from London Liverpool Street (10:28 Stratford), arriving at Clacton at 11:44.  Return trains from Walton-on-the-Naze at xx:00, change at Thorpe-le-Soken.  A return to Clacton should be fine, if not you would only need an extra single from Walton to Thorpe-le-Soken.

Lunch: Either stop at the beach cafes along the route, or follow the walk directions inland for a pub lunch at the Oakwood Inn.

Click here for full walk details - this includes information about the extension, but you can also find fuller details here.  The tip of the peninsular (Stone Point) will probably be closed due to nesting birds, but the route is still full of interest with a lovely peaceful feel away from the town.


Anonymous said...

Given the heat wave forecast for Saturday, this walk appears to be well timed!

Anonymous said...

This must be the coolest walk this saturday. w=sunny_24C_with_Seabreeze, N=10 inluding 2 new walkers who saw our post on Meetup. This was the first time I have been to this part of the country and was pleasantly surprised about how nice the beaches are especially around Frinton-on-Sea. Miles and miles of sea washed sandy beaches and shallow sea water as one local told us - "you need to walk to France before the sea water gets deep...." The most striking thing - it was not busy. Only one swam, pity really as the sea was really warm. Most had picnic at various places, three ate at Cafe 19 in Frinton-on-Sea, and was joined by two others for coffee and ice cream. (Nobody did the detour to the designated lunch pub. It felt pointless to leave the nice beach and cool seabreeze for an inland pub). Four had refreshment in a beach cafe in Walton-on-the-Naze. Two caught 4pm train, at least one on 5pm train and six others on 6pm train. On the train back, I spotted a photo in Bournmouth beach today on BBC news, there were no sea, no sandy beaches, just people.... Phew, I am glad I was in Clacton-on-Sea....