There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy walks from 1 mile to 10 miles from stations along the branch lines. These include exploring the Dedham Vale from Manningtree, Essex Way from Wrabness. The Gainsborough Line from Marks Tey to Sudbury is rich in history with Gainsborough and Constable, with wildlife in abundance, whilst in Sudbury you can explore the Water Meadows and the historic town of Sudbury.
The Crouch Valley line holds lots of interesting walks around Burnham and Southminster on the river Crouch, and the Blue House Farm nature reserve at North Fambridge is another interesting destination. If you wanted to go a little further, Wallasea Island Nature Reserve is a great day out with a train trip to Burnham and ferry ride over to Wallasea. The Nature Reserve has a rich environment of flora and fauna for people to enjoy.
You can find more walks on the Essex Walks Website too - click here to visit their website
You can download some of the walks here: