Saffron Trail

Leigh-on-Sea marina at low tide, with vessels sitting in the mud
Leigh-on-Sea marina at low tide

Saffron Trail

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 115km between Southend-on-Sea and Saffron Walden.

Public transport connections (36 locations, 2 matrices) are available throughout. Chelmsford and Great Dunmow may share the status of base stations.


Walkers should be aware of challenges on this route in 2021, when there was significant overgrowth in places, and waymarking which was either missing or perverse in many instances.

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