Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! From languid strolls along tumbling streams to full-on river safaris, here's some of the region's most immersing routes
Grab your bestie and your walking boots - we're taking you on the most gorgeous walks around the county with top-notch cup of (takeaway) coffees en route.
Wondering where you can fill your lungs up with fresh sea air and stretch your legs along the prom? Consider this your definitive guide to the best coastal walks across Essex right now
Love the great outdoors? Us too – especially if there’s a gorgeous countryside inn serving up a crisp Pinot/pale ale conveniently placed along the way. Step forward our pick of the prettiest regional routes that won’t leave you out in the cold
So you’ve checked out Frinton’s candy-striped beach huts and ripped through Southend seafront with a toddler (and toffee apple) in tow. Now where? Here’s our inside-track on the county’s more secluded shores
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