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  • Essex cycling

    Why ours is a county of cyclists

    5 Aug 2020

    Lycra at the ready, ladies: Essex is awash with two wheels (and a basket) right now and with good reason – the county’s vast rural backdrops serve up some trailblazing cycling routes. Here’s how to get back in the saddle and stay in your oh-so-scenic lane

  • A Star Is Born

    What’s on in Essex and beyond this August

    Summer is saved! There’s a whole month of outdoor festivities ahead of us, from fun on the farm and drive-in-cinema date nights, to pop-up exhibitions and family theatre – we’ve got the inside track on what’s hot and happening right now

  • Kitesurfing

    Where to get your water sports fix this summer

    3 Aug 2020

    Nothing beats that first sun-kissed wash of water hitting your toes, but the Big Blue is more than just a holiday fling. From windsurfing and wakeboarding to SUP yoga and wild swimming, these Essex waterways are making a splash in the world of fitness, too

  • cultural guide to Essex

    Your cultural guide to what’s on this summer

    29 Jul 2020

    Had your fill of creative, forward-thinking podcasts? Fresh out of Netflix documentaries to devour? Chill. Cultural events across Essex are back on the agenda – and we’ve got the lowdown on where to find all your local arty offerings

  • Face vase

    Hot homeware wins from across the county

    27 Jul 2020

    Coveting a Zoom backdrop refresh but want to shop local? Raise your interiors game with our edit of the best boutique buys in Essex right now, from a stylish diffuser and want-it-now vase to the new-season monkey sculpture your shelfie can’t live without (yes, really)…

  • Ipswich School

    Ipswich School

    This city-based, selective co-ed school for ages 11-18 pulls off the near impossible: amazing results across the board while retaining a happy, creative environment

  • Essex holiday

    Muddy’s insider guide to Essex

    22 Jul 2020

    Summer holidays, incoming! Read our curated guide to vaycaying in Essex, with luxe SPF brand Saltee, and start planning your staycation (PLUS, enter our sexy £2,888 summer giveaway!) now

  • Ipswich Prep School

    Ipswich Prep School

    This selective co-ed day school (for ages 3 – 11) in Ipswich strikes the perfect balance between impressive academics and a pastorally strong, nurturing vibe

  • Dedham Vale Vineyards

    Forget France: bag your Brut from these Essex vineyards

    17 Jul 2020

    English wine is having a moment – and Essex has some corkers of its own on the grow with a flurry of fizz-friendly vineyards popping up across the county. Here’s where to raise a local glass or two (or six) this summer. Hiccup…

  • Burnham-on-Crouch marina

    Best Places to Live: Burnham-on-Crouch

    15 Jul 2020

    This scenic riverside town packs a punch with its energy, foodie scene and indie vibe, and all within half an hour from London. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

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