3 of 5 (22 votes)

A woodland walk near Horndon on the Hill

A leisurely walk (woodland) in Essex, England, about 7.70km (4.78 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 102m (334ft)
Descent 107m (351ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 209m (685ft)
Start & End
Horndon on the Hill
Distance 7.70km
Duration ~2:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 25 Sep 2014
Hills in Essex? Well, not large ones but enough to stretch the legs on this stroll that passes through the patches of woodland north of Horndon on the Hill. Buses from Basildon and Purfleet stop here, and there's a pub at the end if you have to wait to catch one.

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OS Grid TQ668832
Take the bus to Horndon on the Hill.
OS Grid TQ671840
At the junction, take the right-hand fork.
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
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The path zigzags across the fields before reaching an oddly-shaped corner of woodland. Head right here and then left at the next path junction.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
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Once through the woods, head due north to the town.
About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
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Turn left at the road and walk along it for 250m. Then, take the left-sided footpath past the country park.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid TQ677862
At the road, turn left and take the path at the far end of the woods.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid TQ679851
The path will take you back to waypoint 3. Here, turn right to return along the path back to the start.
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid TQ669835
Retrace your steps to reach Horndon on the Hill again. Head back to The Bell for a post-walk pint: www.bell-inn.co.uk
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from

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