Essex may not be high on many walkers' hit lists. In fact it probably doesn't feature at all. But to overlook this corner of England is to overlook some fantastic and varied walking.
There's certainly a great deal of variety to be found in Essex. From the saltmarsh to the chalk uplands, east London's Epping Forest to Constable's Dedham Vale, as well as 350 miles of coastline, there really is a lot to explore. Essex has more to offer than many walkers realise, all within easy reach of London.
Also described in the book is the Essex Way which crosses the county from Manor Park, on the fringes of London, to the port of Harwich - a distance of 96 miles.