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Cycle the ancient marshlands of the Dengie peninsula, Essex

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The plan

Only 1hour 15 mins from Liverpool Street station, cycle straight out into the flat landscape of the Dengie peninsula, with big, wild skies and sometimes invasive sea. Cycle across atmospheric marshland inhabited from neolithic times, past the 8th century chapel of St Peter on the Wall for a pub lunch in the pretty village of Bradwell-on-Sea. Then head out around the headland of the estuary on grassy off road track.

We stay at a small family run hotel in Burnham-on-Crouch, right by the waters edge with a great pontoon right outside for a refreshing wild swim in the River Crouch, and a friendly bar with delicious hearty meals.

On Sunday, after a full English breakfast, we take a chartered boat out to the head of the estuary to spot seals and see the fantastic array of estuary wildlife including many wading birds. Time for some crabbing off the pontoon before the train home.

The Cycling

28 miles on quiet lanes with one section of grassy but unsurfaced track.

What’s included

Bag drop to hotel on Saturday morning so you only need to carry a day bag for the cycle.

Guided cycling, mechanical support.

Accommodation on Saturday night.

All meals, so lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Drinks not included.

Seal watching trip on Sunday.

What to bring and what to wear

A bicycle in good working order. Preferably 35mm (Hybrid size) tyres or wider because of off road sections.

Cycling shorts or padded undershorts to keep you comfortable in the saddle.

Something waterproof in case it rains, (don’t worry so much about your legs – they dry off!)

A helmet if you have one.

Swimming things and a small towel if you fancy a dip.

Your overnight stuff.

A small day bag for the cycle, in a pannier if you have one, for a water bottle, energy snacks, suncream etc.

Start Point

Southminster Station, Essex.

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