- Start: Stanford-le-Hope station (station code SFO, postcode SS17 0JX)
- Finish: Pitsea station (station code PSE, postcode SS16 4UD)
- Distance: 14.62km
- Total ascent: 97m
- Naismith time: 3h 05m
- London terminus: Fenchurch Street
- Ticketing: Day return to Pitsea
- Intermediate transport: Buses to/from Stanford-le-Hope at Corringham (5.16km)
- Facilities: All facilities in Stanford-le-Hope; pubs at Corringham (5.16km) and Fobbing (6.18km); superstore at Pitsea
Note: this walk may be early on the list, since it is reached from the first terminus on the list (Fenchurch Street), but for some, it may not be the best option for a first outing from the list. After you leave Fobbing, there are no facilities, no escape routes, and possibly no people met, until you reach Pitsea station two hours or more later.
Nonetheless, this is a fine walk with good paths across the marshes, plenty of wildlife, and huge skies. Silence becomes the walk, which is contemplative. Corringham (which has a frequent bus link with Stanford-le-Hope) could be an alternative start, and Fobbing has links with the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381.
This walk forms part of the north-bank eastbound route in my collection of walks from Trafalgar Square entitled Get out of London!
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