The river Roach at Paglesham

A walk along the sea wall

A bright and blustery February morning seemed ideal for a walk along the wall. After parking at Paglesham East End we followed Footpath No.10 to the boatyard and seawall to take Footpath No.11 westwards. We walked about 2 Km as far as Stannet's Creek and then retraced our steps. The following photographs record some of the views and topography.

It is interesting how a walk along this relatively remote path, with the river running roughly east-southwest (or in this case with the sun shining on mudflats at lowtide), visually puts many other places and villages in their relationships to each other at this eastern end of the Rochford District. It also shows how near these places were to the rivers and creeks which were so important in the past for the transportation by sailing barge of farm produce.

See also related articles Bricks and Barges at Wakering and District and Sailing barges on the Crouch and Roach

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Photo:The entrance to the Violet (Barling Creek) - Potton island to east
Photo:Cupola House - the farmland shows signs of recent flooding
Photo:Southwards, Barling Magna church
Photo:Little and Great Wakering church spires to the south and east of Barling
Photo:Westwards over the entrance to Stannet's creek
Photo:Rochford Hospital boiler house tower and chimney - Rochford Lofts
Photo:The hilltop church and village of Canewdon, to northward
This gallery was added by Sue Horncastle on 01/03/2014.
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