Take a stroll through the award-winning Green Flag seafront gardens at Clacton or a walk on the wild side at The Lozenge Nature Area where visitors can stroll around this 2 acre site, picnic or just sit and enjoy nature. Nearby Springmead Garden in Brightlingsea, lies in a sheltered dell with natural springs and many flower borders ranging from a bog garden to dry garden.
For a walk along Walton backwaters, why not follow one of the Walton Trails using the leaflets provided, links below, and enjoy the rich in bird life? There is a set of four trails for all ages and abilities.
Take a walk on the wild side on one of our many invigorating and interesting walks in the local countryside or stroll along the many miles of beaches we have to offer. Or try one of our Guided Walking Tours in Manningtree & Mistley – The Witchfiner Walk and Clacton – The Sunshine Coast Walk. For further information on what our Countryside, Nature Reserves, Park and Gardens have to offer log-on to www.tendringdc.gov.uk.
Click the following links for information on health walks in Tendring, general walks in Tendring, Clacton Seafront & Garden walks or the Essex Way or cycle the North Sea Cycle Route. Alternatively search for a route via the Cycle Route Planner.
Mistley’s Trim Trail has won rave reviews with people including it as part of their fitness regimes. The trail on Mistley’s Furze Hill has ten different obstacles for people to try out across the 430m course which include balance beams, parallel bars and leap frog.
The open-air gym, in Parkeston Welfare Park, Garland Road, includes a range of equipment aimed at getting people outdoors and exercising.
New for 2021, Celebrating Clacton’s 150th anniversary – The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) are funding a seafront heritage trail in Tendring from Jaywick Sands to Holland Haven but also incorporating Clacton town centre to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Clacton-on-Sea.
The trail will cover over 5 miles of beautiful coastline and engage with local schools, elder care settings and wider community to be active and promote health and wellbeing whilst learning the local history, it will also include new technology to help bring this to life. This will be a fun and engaging way to convey Clacton’s story.
Listening benches and audio posts will also be added to join and connect individuals with the stories of Clacton through the years.
There are many other projects linked with the trail and celebratory events are being planned for later in the year.
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