Glen’s Dengie Discoverer Walk – Sunday 15th September

Text and pics contributed by Christina.

On Sunday 15th September, 9 of us made the 1 hour and 20 minutes trek to Burnham-on-Crouch to join Glen on a leg stretch of about 11 miles. It felt warm and the sun was shining, and it was so lovely to be by the water. That day we explored the Essex backwaters of the Dengie Peninsula. The walk started with a stroll through the centre of Burnham-on-Crouch to the riverside. A boat caught our attention because it had a fearsome shark at the front with two human limbs sticking out of its jaws (!) We then ambled alongside the Crouch Estuary opposite Wallasea Island and around a busy marina to Creeksea.

Glen then led us inland through farmland and open countryside towards Ostend and on to Southminster where we enjoyed a drink in the garden of the Queens Head pub. En route we spied a private railway at Mangapps Farm where a railway enthusiast farmer had built a short length of line over his land. A Glen walk to be remembered, it offered great views onto the river and creek, and I enjoyed the good company.