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Sunday, 28 November 2021

Final leg of the Chelmer

 I started to write this post but didn't finish it so thought it was about time I did. I started this walk along the river Chelmer from Chelmsford to Maldon October last year. I did the second leg earlier this year then finally the last bit from Papermill lock to Maldon in September. 

I must say I prefer the river near my home as there is more going on but there are stretches that are interesting on the Chelmer. Papermill lock is very pretty and has a lovely tearoom. I have a short bus ride from Chelmsford to Boreham then a walk across the fields with good views down to the river. A lot of it was overgrown and hard to see the river. What surprises me is the fact I saw no boats traveling but there are plenty at a couple of the locks so they must move to get there unless they just stay put. 

The photos loaded in the wrong order for some reason but the one below is the walk from the bus to the river.

It was worth it when I reached Maldon which is such a beautiful place. I rewarded myself with a calorie laden waffle and pot of tea. 

I probably wont be doing day trips by bus now until next year as it gets dark so early but its good to plan new excursions to look forward to. 


  1. What a lovely walk. I really like the bridge photo.

    God bless.

  2. Always a pleasure to finish a walk in a decent tea shop. The walk has lots of pretty sections. I like the photo of the bridge.

  3. Definitely a good day out, especially when ended with waffle and tea - lovely 😊

  4. Your day trip looks lke great fun. And the tea shop sounds great.

  5. Thank you for the comments. Yes a good tea shop is a must.