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Blue/yellow river scene & nameRoach Valley Way

37 km / 23 miles

A route around south-east Essex which takes in a variety of landscapes including the ancient woodlands of Hockley and the coastal margins of the Roach and Crouch estuaries.

Schematic Map available from website below.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Blue/yellow river scene & name
Blue/yellow river scene & name
Easy; Coastal; River
Start and Finish
TQ873905 - Rochford, Essex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Roach Valley Way (Essex County Council - 1997)
External PDF
Roach Valley Way (Essex County Council - 2010)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Hall Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
20 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Ilfracombe House  (bookable online)
5 Km
36 Km
5 Km
36 Km

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Route Profile:

37.4 Km (23.2 miles)
277 m (909 ft) ascent
67 m (220 ft)  maximum height