Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by zora, Mar 6, 2018.
Sounds lovely, Blue Nun and I are up for this.
I can't do the walk but would be up for joining you in Southend (I love Southend)
I am really looking forward to this! How many sleeps?
Long way to go of course
The beast from the east had better not mess this up
Its not that long a walk...warm clothes and then the pub(s) will feel all the more amazing
It's more the getting there on the train that may be the issue
its more sleet than snow being forecast at the mo...high of 9 low of 3 means it wont settle...itll be fine
its two weeks away anyhow, forecast is as good as meaningless at this point
Too early for an accurate forecast yet, but there's almost no chance of snow or any beastly behaviour (apart from by Ska perhaps ) :
One Week!!! - yay!
It's all part of the plan...Hadleigh Castle looks magical in the snow...
But seriously, whilst in my mind's eye I had pictured us basking in glorious sunshine in the seafront pub gardens; as ska says, wrap up warm and there are shedloads of opportunities for cosy pit stops, even before we get to Leigh: the tea rooms close to Hadleigh Castle, and later the bit between Chalkwell and Southend has got a couple of great little cafes jutting out into the sea.
Trains were running fine during the most recent cold spell last weekend.
Eta: Oh, I like that forecast alsoknownas posted!
I was looking at the wrong week
I swear it was in two weeks time the other day
that pub around 4pm i guess?
If you really want the snow, we could delay for a week?
You'll have a couple of options - we'll be sure to catch a pub in Leigh (accessible by train), and will then end up at the Railway Hotel (also on the same line). You could easily do both, on the train as we walk between pubs (give us a wave).
So why post that snow nonsense then? Oh and it's next week!
Im not going mad!!!
Itll have cleared by teh time we start and be SUNNY
I did optimistically check on google maps but it would take me 3 and a half hours to get to Southend. Can you organise the next one more in my direction please?
Great idea! .
Really looking forward to this
A great walk, enjoy; did it the other way but from the end of the line...
Yeah! Only gonna be snowing before we get there so no problemo!
Great stuff. How far back did you get on foot?
I think we settled for Leigh on Sea because of hills, circuitous route around Canvey and availability for stations there after and because of a few pubs in there which we had to try and couldnt walk far afterwards.
PS the far end up at Shoeburyness was great. it was an area we really didn't know and was very interesting for historical connections.
Not bad . Yeah Shoeburyness is fascinating with all the weird secret military stuff that goes on up there, plus the added frisson of knowing there is one of the worlds biggest unexploded bombs just off shore, that if it ever goes off will be 'the biggest non-nuclear explosion the world has ever seen' or something. Plus loads of kite surfing going on.
scifisam, it would be great if you want to meet us. As alsoknownas says you could meet us in Leigh, and then take the train for another couple of stops to Southend when we head there. It's got the advantage that we can probably predict our arrival in Leigh with more certainty, whereas our arrival time in Southend will depend a bit on the length of our pub stop(s) in Leigh.
Hey, people might even want to visit the Old Leigh museum (though that won't take up much time. )
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