2.9 of 5 (124 votes)

Frinton to Walton - the posh end of Essex

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Essex, England, about 10.50km (6.52 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00h. It is suitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs, but unsuitable for families with children.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 16m (52ft)
Descent 24m (78ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 40m (130ft)
Frinton-on-Sea station
Walton-on-the-Naze station
Distance 10.50km
Duration ~3:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 21 Nov 2007
This walk takes in some of the finest coastline in Essex - miles and miles of unspoilt sandy beaches. This family-friendly walk takes you past the colourful beach huts of Frinton and Walton, and finishes in the John Weston Nature Reserve.

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OS Grid TM235204
From the station (or village if you take a bus), head down Connaught Road to Frinton Cliffs.
OS Grid TM237194
When you reach the sea, you have two choices - you can walk along the cliff top, or take one of the paths down and follow the path in front of the beach huts.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid TM245203
No tricky route finding - just follow the coast heading north and enjoy the views across the North Sea.
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
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The two towns run into each other - when you reach the pier you are at Walton. The station is just inland from here, but carry on along the seafront towards the Naze.
About 1.52 km (~0.94 miles) from
OS Grid TM265244
Just north of Walton is the John Weston Nature Reserve. Here you will find some stunning coastal scenery with 70 foot cliffs rich with fossils and a dense gorse and hawthorn scrub. It's also a great place to spot sea birds, and sand martins visit in summer.
About 3.14 km (~1.95 miles) from
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From the Naze, head back into Walton via the backwaters to the west. Look out for the small colony of seals, both harbour seals and grey seals.
About 2.36 km (~1.47 miles) from
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Follow the paths in the Naze back to Walton, and the station is just near the beach. Why not have some fish and chips before you head home?
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from

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