(ES16) Maldon & Dengie Hundred Group
Maldon is a small, still active port situated at the mouth of the River Blackwater, 13 miles east of Chelmsford. It is also a historic market town with a very long history.
The Dengie peninusula lies betwen the estuaries of the Crouch and Blackwater. It includes the largest, continuous area of tidal and saltmarsh in Essex, which is home to rare coastal flora. Features of the Dengie enjoyed by walkers include solitude and many miles of seawall, from which can be seen the odd seal, egrets, many heron and the occassional adder sunning itself. There is some civilisation, however, with welcoming pubs selling good food and local beers