Welcome to Essex Area Ramblers
Essex Area is one of fifty nine similar county organisations that co-ordinate the needs of the various Ramblers Groups established within each County and also to help collate and disseminate information to and from Ramblers Central Office.
Essex Area Ramblers has nearly 5000 members divided into 19 Groups. These Groups also provide programmes of led walks which are open to all their members. Members can also join walks organised by Ramblers Groups across Britain all at no charge.
15 of our groups run weekly programmes of up to five walks plus coach trips, holidays and social events. The walks vary in length from 4 - 12 miles and suit most peoples' abilities although we have three Groups, known as Friends, which specialise in shorter walks. Younger walkers in the age 18-35 year range may prefer to join our Hike Essex Group, which provides regular walks and emphasises social events.
Our Aim is to promote walking as a means of enjoyment, exercise and social contact. We are also active in ensuring that our legacy of footpaths remains open for all walkers.
ECC interactive map - now updated and working
This is an interactive Map of Public Rights of Way and is for general purposes only. It is not the statutory Definitive Map which is held at County Hall. District, borough, town and parish councils must also keep copies for their particular areas. The Definitive Map and its associated Map Modification Orders must be referred to in the case of any specific legal query or dispute. In law the Definitive Map provides conclusive evidence of the existence of any Public Rights of Way shown on it. This interactive map does not. For enquiries pertaining to land transaction related matters or for any legally related enquiries, professional interpretation of the map is required and must be referred to the Definitive Map Office, Essex Highways, County Hall, Chelmsford.
You have to tick the box in the corner to switch on our "layer" of Public Rights of Way. You can zoom to your area of interest and then switch the layer on. Then click on a path to bring up the number. You can also now select footpaths, bridleways and byways separately which helps some users.
Click here to view the map.
Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk
This 75 mile walk was designed by members of the Essex Area Ramblers to provide a lasting legacy for the 2012 Olympic Games. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Bike Centre and makes a meandering route across some of the most beautiful parts of Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey. From here the route heads south to Stratford and the main Olympic Stadium.
Copies of the booklet are available from Norman Berry 01279 724 624 price £2 plus postage £1.34 first class £1.14 second class or e-mail Norman Berry.