Fri 30 Mar (Good Friday) - Benfleet to Southend walk

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by zora, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Sounds lovely, Blue Nun and I are up for this. :)
     
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  2. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    I can't do the walk but would be up for joining you in Southend (I love Southend)
     
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  3. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I am really looking forward to this! :cool: How many sleeps? ;)
     
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Weather forecast :D
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    Long way to go of course
     
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    The beast from the east had better not mess this up :mad: :D
     
  6. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Snow? :D

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :D
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Its not that long a walk...warm clothes and then the pub(s) will feel all the more amazing
     
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  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    It's more the getting there on the train that may be the issue :hmm:
     
  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its more sleet than snow being forecast at the mo...high of 9 low of 3 means it wont settle...itll be fine :thumbs:
    its two weeks away anyhow, forecast is as good as meaningless at this point
     
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  10. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Too early for an accurate forecast yet, but there's almost no chance of snow or any beastly behaviour (apart from by Ska perhaps :hmm:) :

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  11. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    One Week!!! - yay! :cool::):):):cool::thumbs:
     
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  12. zora

    zora true to the crab

    It's all part of the plan...Hadleigh Castle looks magical in the snow... :hmm:

    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. :thumbs:

    Eta: Oh, I like that forecast alsoknownas posted!
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I was looking at the wrong week :facepalm:
    I swear it was in two weeks time the other day :hmm:
     
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that pub around 4pm i guess?
     
  15. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    If you really want the snow, we could delay for a week?
     
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  16. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    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).
     
  17. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    So why post that snow nonsense then? Oh and it's next week! :D
     
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Im not going mad!!!
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  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Itll have cleared by teh time we start and be SUNNY
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  20. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    OKAY!!!!! :D
     
  21. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    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? :)
     
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  22. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Great idea! :).
     
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  23. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Really looking forward to this
     
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  24. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    A great walk, enjoy; did it the other way but from the end of the line...


     
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  25. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Yeah! Only gonna be snowing before we get there so no problemo! :thumbs:
     
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  26. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Great stuff. How far back did you get on foot?
     
  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    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.
     
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  28. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Not bad :thumbs:. 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.
     
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  29. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Four sleeps!
     
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  30. zora

    zora true to the crab

    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. :D)
     

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