Day #229 – Essex Way There & Back

Trad: 21
Walked: 4.5 miles

Time for another spin along the revamped Essex Way today. I picked up where I last left of just north of Willingale to do caches 8-28. However, parking is tight at No. 8 so instead I went to the other end and did a there-and-back walk, picking up the even numbers one way and the odds on the way back.

Which Way For The Essex Way?
Which Way For The Essex Way?

I spotted attractive snowdrops growing next to the track in several places but stopped to photograph this particularly big clump.

Snowdrops En Route
Snowdrops En Route

In general, the going was pretty good, apart from one nightmare section where a farmer had been doing lots of ditch remodelling and his tractor and digger had really churned up the mud to wellie-swallowing proportions! Thankfully I made it through each way and remained upright, with both my boots!

The Track Is A Mess
The Track Is A Mess

I had left the house a bit later than originally planned, so by the time I was nearing the end of the walk, the sun was getting lazy and slowly sinking into bed.

Sunset Now
Sunset Now

It was still a nice stroll and good to be back picking up a few more of these, even though I’ve visited once before for the original caches.

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