4.5 Hour Bradwell Chapel Walk

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Category: Range of Trips
Published on: 30-06-2020

Cost: £150 for up to 6 people
        £220 for up to 12 people

Take a trip across to Bradwell and walk to the Chapel along St Peters on the Wall and even call in at the local pubs and restaurants before returning back to Mersea

Why not hire the boat and take a trip from Mersea across the River Blackwater to Bradwell Marina.

You have two options available:

1. Get dropped off at Bradwell in the morning, spend the day exploring the village, visit the Chapel, airfield war memorial site and have a meal in one of the pubs before being collected later in the day.

2. Head over to Bradwell in the late afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Chapel early evening and return on the boat back to Mersea over sunset enjoying its display as we cross the River Blackwater.

The boat trip crossing is approximately 45 minutes each way and the return walk to the Chapel from the Marina takes approximately 3 hours in total. It is an 1.5hour to the Chapel and the same on the way back so the Chapel is a nice stopping point to have a picnic. The walk is very flat terrain, it is not a difficult walk to do and the land and seascapes during the walk and very rewarding.

Please note; the prices quoted are purely for the cost of the boat hire - no meals, food or drinks are included in this price. If you wish to eat in one of the restaurants I would advise to call your preferred eatery and book a table when booking your boat hire with me to avoid disappointment. 

Here is a list of places you can enjoy a meal at Bradwell:

The Marina Bar - Winter opening hours are flexible if you are a large group and you call ahead and book in advance

The Green Man - again; times are flexible with large group bookings if you call ahead to organise your required time

The Kings Head

To book the above trip please give me a call on 07791 859624 to discuss your preferred date and I will have a look at the tides to see what is available for the day. Please bear in mind that due to the nature of my business I may not be able to answer your call immediately if I have a passengers onboard at the time of your call. However, leave me a voice message and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

Booking in advance is essential and payment upfront to secure your booking is required in full at the booking stage without exception. 

Visit http://www.essexwalks.com/walks/bradwell.html#page=description for more information on the 12 mile guided walk

One of my favourite walks to do over Bradwell is to the Chapel at St Peters on the Wall, it’s around 6 miles long, I have done this walk several times and I always walk to and from the Chapel via the seawall, though I understand there is a mapped route that can take you back a different route to the way you came.  To walk from the Marina to the Chapel via the seawall takes me approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and then the same again on the return journey.  I have done this walk over sunset, arriving at the Chapel before sunset and walking back heading into the sun watching it dip below the horizon before my very eyes.  I’ve also done this walk on sunrise which is equally as beautiful and I can thoroughly recommend both trips, they are equally as special.  Depending on the time of year you plan to do this trip depends on sunrise and sunset times so you would need to have a chat with me about that so we can organise the best possible timing for you.  It’s a great walk to do in the winter months, not only because sunrise is much later and sunset is much earlier but also because there is an expanse of mudflats extending out to the barges on low water which attract a huge number of migratory birds through the winter months so there are some good sightings to be had.  Through the summer you are likely to see the common and little terns nesting on the sandy single banks and around September you are likely to see the first of the godwits returning still in their beautiful chestnut breeding plumage before the rest of the migrants follow them in from October onwards.  November and December you are likely to see good numbers of the wading birds and January and February you may also be lucky enough to see some of the ducks and divers out in the River too, by April you could even have the possibility of seeing the Marsh Harrier overhead.

 

 

 

 

Location

Crabbing Jetty, Coast Road, CO5 8PA, West Mersea, Essex, United Kingdom

Phone: 07791859624

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