The Historic town of Maldon sits proudly on a hill but no visit to the district would be complete without a visit to the popular Hythe Quay, where many Thames Barges have been lovingly restored by devoted owners, some are still in use commercially as charter vessels. The Hythe Quay offers historic pubs incorporating The Queens Head and Jolly Sailor both offering fine food. The Edwardian Promenade close to Hythe Quay enjoys stunning riverside walks and large amenity areas, including a children’s splash park, which is ideal for picnics and family days out. Maldon’s Historic High Street offers a unique and individual shopping experience and a Marks & Spencer’s simply food, along with many coffee shops and restaurants. Further information can be found by visiting www.itsaboutmaldon.co.uk. Maldon offers impressive educational facilities with the Plume secondary school recently being given academy status and the Maldon Golf club, please visit www.maldon-golf.co.uk . Maldon is situated on the River Blackwater, but is only 10.6 miles approx from Chelmsford, 6.8 miles approx from Witham railway station giving direct access to London's Liverpool street station. The A12 leading to London is an approx. 15/20 minute drive, and access to the A127 and A13 is via the A130.
Maylandsea is a pleasant village situated on the River Blackwater. Maylandsea Bay Sailing Cub is popular with yachting and boating enthusiasts and pleasant walks can also be enjoyed along the tow path. Maylandsea offers facilities such as local shops incorporating a mini-market, local bars and various take away outlets. Maylandsea is 8.7 miles (14km) from the historic town of Maldon. The nearest railway station, with direct links to London's Liverpool Street Station is in Althorne approximately 4.7 miles (7.6km). Latchingdon is a small village between Maldon and Maylandsea, offering local shops and a pub called The Red Lion. Latchingdon is approximately 6 miles (9.7km) with South Woodham Ferrers being 6.6 miles (10.6km) away.
Heybridge is situated on the outskirts of Maldon and enjoys it’s very own riverside experience, with Heybridge Basin being the start of the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation inland canal from the River Blackwater which was first used in 1793. Today Heybridge Basin is a haven for leisure craft and walkers and also offers two popular pubs.
Further information can be found by visiting www.itsaboutmaldon.co.uk.
Heybridge also offers one primary school and the Plume secondary school is in Maldon. Heybridge is close to Chelmsford, Witham and Hatfield Peverel railway stations giving direct access to London’s Liverpool street station. The A12 leading to London is an approx. 15/20 minute drive.
Goldhanger, The Tolleshunts and Tollesbury
Goldhanger is an extremely popular village which is only a ten minute drive from The Historic Town of Maldon. Goldhanger offers two pubs The Chequers and The Cricketers as well as St Peters Church. The area is a haven for dog walkers and walkers alike as some stunning views can be enjoyed from the sea wall.
The Tolleshunts incorporate the villages of Tolleshunt D'arcy, Tolleshunt Major and Tolleshunt Knights. The villages are on the outskirts of Maldon and Tiptree with good access to Colchester, Chelmsford and Maldon. The villages offer their very own watering holes including The Queens Head, Beckingham Bell and The Rose and Crown.
Tolleshunt D’arcy also offers a primary school called St Nicholas.
Tolleshunt Knights also offers the very popular Five Lakes Golf & Country Club. For club details please visit www.cpcolchester.co.uk
Tollesbury is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater and offers easy access to the Historic town of Maldon. Tollesbury is a waterside haven for yachting and boating enthusiasts with its very own Marina offering approx 250 berths and a boatyard. The village offers local shops including bakers, hairdressers, convenience store and a pharmacy and not to mention the doctors surgery. There is also a local pub called The Kings Head, and two churches called St Mary's and The Congregational Church respectively.