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With its estuary views and island community, there is much to explore and enjoy on Mersea Island

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Striding out around...Langham

Monday, July 17, 2017

This pleasant walk around the village of Langham incorporates the church and part of the Essex Way, before returning back to the village community centre via the local pub

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Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Strawberries with cream whilst watching Wimbledon or some blackberries and raspberries in a nice crumble – here are nine farms where you can PYO

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Why everyone should love Clacton

Monday, July 10, 2017

Clacton is most famous as being a traditional British seaside resort, but like all of these seaside resorts, changing times have led to changes in the towns themselves. Petra Hornsby looks at the changing face of Clacton and what the future holds for this town

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Summer has officially arrived here in Essex, so it’s time to grab your picnic blankets and sunglasses and begin ticking off your bucket list…

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10 things to discover in Brentwood

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Whether it is fine jewellery and dazzling dresses or culinary delights and the best local produce, Brentwood offers so much more than just being the backdrop to a reality TV show

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Have you picked your festival line-up for this summer? There’s a great selection taking place right here in Essex that have something to suit every taste. We pick eight great festivals for you to enjoy this summer

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From discovering the delights of dancing to Northern Soul, to having fun on a swan-shaped pedalo, Adam Jones picks 20 Essex experiences which should be on your summer bucket (and spade) list

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Exploring Southend

Monday, June 12, 2017

Southend on Sea, most people would think, is all about the beach, but there is much more to Southend than meets the eye, including many cultural activities of which the town is rightfully proud. Petra Hornsby investigates

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Exploring the beaches of Essex

Monday, June 5, 2017

Whether it’s sandy solitude, the perfect wave or space to let the kids run wild, Essex has plenty of great beaches, many of them complete with Blue Flags. Adam Jones takes us on a guided tour of the county’s unique coast

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Mersea Island, sitting on the Blackwater and Colne Estuaries and nine miles southeast of Colchester, is a unique destination with great charm and character. Petra Hornsby discovers why island life is so popular

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Essex is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the UK. From the estuary of River Thames to the North Sea coastline, the county’s scenery is a diverse patchwork of stunning sea views, ancient architecture and vibrant gardens. We pick 9 of our favourites

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10 things to discover in Harwich

Monday, May 22, 2017

With spectacular sea views and a welcoming atmosphere, Harwich has got much to offer visitors this summer

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How well do you know Colchester?

Monday, May 15, 2017

All too often, our visits around our county only scratch the surface of what there is to be discovered. Essex Life editor Julian Read resolved to dig a little deeper in Colchester

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For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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If you’re looking for a spontaneous weekend getaway with that special someone, Essex is the perfect place for a romantic break. Here are 10 of our favourite places

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Epping’s Helping Hands

Monday, May 8, 2017

Being at the end of the London Underground’s Central Line, Epping has long been popular with those looking to travel out if commuting, or travel in if visiting the capital. But Epping is much more than just a travel hub and a keen group of locals are on hand to make sure Epping’s charms are kept in top condition

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Few things beat messing about by the river on a bright, spring day and this delightful walk follows the River Chelmer through the parish of Little Baddow

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The Legacy of Coggeshall

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cogeshall is home to a number of significant buildings including Paycockes House, The Abbey and the Clock House. And, while Marks Hall Mansion no longer stands, it still leaves a lasting legacy within Coggeshall’s landscape

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Why not enjoy a delightful spring time stroll around some beautiful countryside surrounding Little Walden, tucked away in the northwest corner of the county?

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