The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance, and a National Nature Reserve. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine. The constantly eroding cliffs are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. The highest point is 70 feet (21 metres) with the beach below famed for fossil finds. There is also evidence of WW2 defences and the area is famous for the Grade 2 listed, 26 metre high “Naze Tower” built in 1720.
The trip is timed to make the most of the tides for beach access and there should still be some overwintering birds.
Meet at the Essex Wildlife Trust's Naze Centre at 9.45am for a prompt 10am start (drinks and food are available at the centre from 9am). The only nearby car parking is at the Naze Centre. Parking charges apply with a maximum of £5.00 for all day.
The day will start with a walk down to the beach (please note this will involve a 70 foot descent on steep steps). From here we can take a full range of shots and then walk to Naze Point where the cliffs disappear and you will start to see views over to the Port of Felixstowe. At this point the scenery changes to views over Hamford Water and the Marshes. We then turn back and walk into the town of Walton along the beach with photos of beach huts until the main esplanade, we
continue to the pier, built in 1830 and is the 3rd longest pier in the UK, we go past the amusements and take a look at the planking which can make some good shots, the back to the prom and see a large bank of colourful beach huts, then into the Town to Mill Lane and the small boat yard, we then take the Bus back to the Naze (free if you are over a certain age and have a Bus Pass).
Total Length 5 miles plus bus journey.
Then into the town itself to Mill Lane and a small boat yard. We would then take the bus back to the Naze Centre.
Warm, waterproof clothing is recommended and stout footwear.
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Old Hall Lane
- The Naze Centre