We’ve now experienced or at least been told, of the mental health benefits a walk can bring. To refresh your memory, this can include:

  • Improved self-perception and self-esteem
  • Improved mood and sleep quality
  • Reduced stress, anxiety and fatigue. 
  • Reduced risk of coming depressed and help those who are depressing to recover

And of course, physical activity is good for the health of your body too! So now you know what and why that just leaves where! We’ve outlined some of the very best walking spots in Essex, courtesy of AllTrails.

Epping Forest Main Path and Green Ride Circular

Epping Forest Main Path and Green Ride Circular is a 21.1-kilometre loop trail located near Buckhurst Hill and features a lake. This walking trail has been rated as moderate on the intensity scale. This trail is available all year round and is available to dogs.

Forest Way and Green Ride Circular

Forest Way and Green Ride Circular is a 25.4-kilometre loop trail located near Loughton and features a river. This walking trail has been rated as difficult on the intensity scale. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking.

Dedham, Gun Hill and the Stour Valley

Dedham, Gun Hill and the Stour Valley is a 9.3-kilometre loop trail located near Dedham, Essex, and features a river. This walking trail has been rated as moderate on the intensity scale. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Papermill Lock and Little Baddow

Papermill Lock and Little Baddow is a 12.2-kilometre loop trail located near Chelmsford, Essex, and features a river.  This walking trail has been rated as moderate on the intensity scale. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Old Hall Marshes Circular Walk from Salcott-cum-Virley

Old Hall Marshes Circular Walk from Salcott-cum-Virley is a 8.0-kilometre loop trail located near Maldon, Essex, and features a river. This walking trail has been rated as moderate on the intensity scale. This trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

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