Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Guided Walks in Essex This Year

I will be leading Guided Walks in two historic Essex towns this September.

Essex is my home county, and I go back from time to time, to make sure everything is still just as great!

This September, there are two walks.

On Saturday 9th September, it’s “Maldon and the Hythe”. Maldon is one of my favourite small towns anywhere, and has a salty maritime air. All Saints Church, in the town centre, has a unique triangular tower, and most of the shops in the High Street are housed in buildings dating back several hundred years.

Promenade Park is very popular. It is situated beside the long tidal estuary of the River Blackwater, where cruises are run, starting from The Hythe, on reconstructed Thames barges.

This walk starts outside All Saints Church at 1pm.

On Sunday 10th September, it’s “Rochford”. This is the town where I was born, and was where Anne Boleyn spent part of her life becoming the Queen. There is a unique mediaeval street system, and all the streets in the town centre are full of delightful buildings.

Rochford, capital of the Essex witch country, is where Joseph Banyard founded the Victorian Christian sect known as the Peculiar People.

This walk starts outside the Public Library, in the Market Place, at 1pm.

Tickets for each walk cost 3.50 when paid for in advance, or 5.50 on the day. You can book as soon as you like.