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Thursday, 11 July 2019

A walk to Treasure Holt

My last post from the Clacton holiday is a walk I did one evening. Earlier that day my SIL and I had a bit of time together. She wanted to go to a garden center called Treasure Holt. It wasn't far from our park home along the main road then quite a way through a housing estate until we were at the edge of town. It had a nice little tea room so I thought I would take DB there one day.

That evening I had a look at the map and realized there was a country route to the garden center so I set off to walk it along a lane through fields.  I was going to walk across the field but it meant jumping a ditch into a muddy area and I thought I might slip so just did the lane. I found Treasure Holt and checked their opening times. Then I walked across the field to the Pickers Ditch and intended to follow it back through the field as according to the little map I had there was a footpath alongside.  I went so far walking through a little hideout some kids had made with a rope swing but it became too overgrown so I went back and walked through the housing estate.  There were such lovely gardens though that it was enjoyable. Since I looked on the OS map I see it doesn't show a footpath on that bit of the ditch.

We did go back for our lunch the next day and it was delicious.


  1. Is it a different Jean who said she had COPD? I thought it was you but to walk that distance it cant be!

    1. I noticed you had a different Jean who comments. I don't have COPD, just a gut problem which has stopped my really long walks but I'm trying to get back to it.

  2. What a delightful name and sounds like you had a lovely lunch too.

  3. Love those place names. Glad your enjoying your walks and have had a nice break.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful adventure. Glad you are managing to get out and about.

  5. It's good to discover new paths and ways to places you have visited, glad you returned to have lunch:)

  6. I love the photos interesting trees. I have a few taken on various holidays. You've given me an idea for a blog post!