Walk: London’s Seaside: Benfleet to Southend

Meet by 09.35 at entrance to platform 18 Liverpool Street mainline station for 09.43 c2c Shoeburyness train (arrives Benfleet at 10.31). If Crossrail works take place, Stuart will walk group to Fenchurch Street Station to catch 10.02 Shoeburyness train (arrives Benfleet at 10.45) Note: as walk passes Leigh-on Sea and Chalkwell stations before ending at Southend Central, buy Super Off-Peak Day Return from Upminster to the station where you intend to finish. 71⁄2 to 8 mile linear walk with a mix of river scenes, marshes, country park, wide open spaces and views over The Thames estuary to Kent and the North Sea. Lunch stop after about 41⁄2 miles in the quaint old fishing village of Leigh. Bring lunch or food available. Then along the coast towards Southend and the cliff gardens of restored Clifftown. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills.

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