With some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in Britain and a large range of attractions offering impressive and relaxing activities for all the family, Days out in Essex are exciting, interesting and entertaining but never dull.
Ramblers visit the region from all over the world as Essex has some of the best long distance and easy rambling
routes in the UK. Perfect for taking your binoculars or camera along to view and study nature or simply to enjoy the local surroundings, you can take in the fresh air and relax with your favourite walking company.
The coastline is characterised by many river inlets and marshland, and these lead to some superb walks. The Essex Way, an 81-mile long distance path marked with dark green plaques and helpful arrows starts at Epping and ends at the seaside town of Harwich.
You can walk the route in stages or make a holiday of it, staying in accommodation along the way. Walk through ancient woodlands, open farmland, tree-lined river valleys and visit along the way some enchanting villages and historic places.
There are plenty of Days out in Essex
to enjoy on your bike. Whether you regularly cycle and take your bike on holiday, or simply like the idea of spending a leisurely day or two exploring on two wheels, Essex has ample countryside to see and some lovely signed routes such as in the Lee Valley Park and Epping Forest areas which are perfect for all ages and abilities.
Discover routes along quiet lanes through picturesque villages, around reservoirs or off-road cycle tracks. There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county, many of which are mapped and can be viewed on this site: http://www.sustrans.org.uk
The Essex coast is a great place to take the family on a road trip. Adventure, fabulous scenery and with many historical sites, travellers can come across some truly unique educational experiences, making Days out in Essex perfect for occupying the kids on those long school holidays.
Driving off the mainland, Essex has some small islands that are well worth a visit, such as the ever popular Mersea Island and Osea Island. Both these islands are joined to the mainland by causeways which can become flooded at high tide, so care must be taken when visiting and a watchful eye kept on the local tidal times.EssexTouristGuide.com
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