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26th August 2018: Benfleet to Leigh on Sea

Despite the weather forecast for heavy rain, 9 people set off to walk from Benfleet. The  plan was to walk to Southend with the option of adding more than 2 miles by walking Southend Pier and back.  At Benfleet station … Continue reading

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18th October 2015: Benfleet to Southend

11 of us (plus Woody) caught the train to Benfleet and set off along the Creek with Canvey Island on our right. We soon turned inland, crossing the railway line, and climbed steeply up to the ruins of Hadleigh Castle … Continue reading

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17th August 2014: Leigh-on-Sea circular via Hadleigh Castle

Jean led a group of seven on this varied walk with views of the Thames Estuary. From Leigh the walk sloped up to Hadleigh Castle, a ruin originally built in 1215 but extensively fortified by Edward III against a feared … Continue reading

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