Sat 24 November 2018 - 8 miles - ENJOY A SEAFOOD LUNCH ON THE THAMES ESTUARY - Leader: Gill F
From Benfleet the route is on downs to the ruins of Hadleigh Castle and Leigh on Sea. Return is along the estuary. Lunch: Cafe/pub/ picnic at Leigh on Sea.
Ruins of Hadleigh Castle
Ruins of Hadleigh Castle, which begun in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War, becoming a favourite residence of the ageing king.
Leigh on Sea
Ramblers passing by a seafood shop at Leigh on Sea
A happy start of the walk
Gill was sharing information on Hadleigh Castle with the group