Why not explore the local area and discover the Sunshine Coast!!
For those wanting to explore the area,
travel through the quaint country lanes, taking in breathtaking
views and scenic landscapes to admire.
For something a little more adventurous
why not join the Tour de Tendring Cycle Ride which takes
place annually in May where all the family can join in the
fun and familiarise themselves with the local area or hire
a bike locally and ride off on your own adventures.
Cycle Tendring leaflets:
& Great Bentley
& Surrounding Areas
Friendly Cycle Ride Leaflet
Alternatively take a stroll through the
Flag seafront gardens at Clacton or a walk on the wild
side at The
Lozenge Nature Area where visitors can stroll around
this 2 acre site, picnic or just sit and enjoy nature.
Springmead garden lies in a sheltered dell with natural
springs and many flower borders ranging from a bog garden
to dry garden.
For a walk along Walton
backwaters, why not follow one of the Walton Trails
using the leaflets provided, links below, and enjoy the
rich in bird life? There is a set of four trails for all
ages and abilities.
Route 51 is open in Essex between Harwich and Colchester.
A traffic free spur of National
Route 51 is also open between Jaywick and Frinton-on-Sea
through Clacton-on-Sea on the seafront.
Take a walk on the wild side on one of our many invigorating
and interesting walks in the local countryside or stroll
along the many miles of beaches we have to offer. Or try
one of our Guided
Walking Tours in Manningtree
& Mistley - The Witchfiner Walk and Clacton
- The Sunshine Coast Walk. For further information on
what our Countryside,
Nature Reserves, Park and Gardens have to offer log
on to www.tendringdc.gov.uk.
Click the following links for information on health
walks in Tendring, general walks
in Tendring, Clacton Seafront
& Garden walks or the Essex
Way or cycle the North
Sea Cycle Route. Alternatively search for a route via
Mistley’s Trim Trail has won rave reviews with people
including it as part of their fitness regimes. The trail
on Mistley’s Furze Hill has ten different obstacles
for people to try out across the 430m course which include
balance beams, parallel bars and leap frog.
The open-air gym, in Parkeston Welfare Park, Garland Road, includes a range of equipment aimed at getting people outdoors and exercising.
Walking Tendring leaflets:
War Two Trail
Take a Wildlife
boat trip to see the seals, birdlife and view the beautiful
Walton backwaters in all its glory.
Why not try Geocaching,
a fun outdoor activity and a good way to explore the local
area in which the participants use a Global Positioning
Haven Country Park is situated
on the coast between Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea and
is managed to conserve the landscape, coastal grazing marsh
and wildlife quality of the area whilst providing for the
quiet enjoyment of visitors. In addition to some interesting
breeding birds in summer, the Country Park is an important
point for Spring and Autumn migrants. The SSSI designation
recognises the rare and varied flora.
more information on Cycling & Walking in Essex log on
or for information Public Rights of Way www.essex.gov.uk
Boat Trips at Walton-on-the-Naze
Use our handy cycle guides to help
plan your cycle route through Tendring.
Walton Trail Walk
Guides are available at the Walton Community Shop High
Street, Tourist Information Centres locally or the Naze
Tower. Alternatively download from this site.
Above - The Walton trails at the
Naze include Wildlife and WWII History Trails
Why not get on your bike
and explore the Essex Countryside?
• Nature reserves
• Bird sanctuaries
• Walking / rambling
• County Shows
• Parks & gardens