Sail along on the train into the surprises of the Crouch Valley Line
There is something for everyone along the Crouch Valley Line, which runs for 16.5 miles from Wickford (on the London to Southend line) to Southminster at the top of the Dengie Peninsula.
The line has seen all manner of use over the years and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a journey through the beautiful Essex Countryside.
Both North Fambridge and Althorne boast delightful riverside walks and wonderful scenes that line the banks of the River Crouch, where this line takes its name from. Should your walk need to be closer to the indoors, there is Battlesbridge, where you can find the world famous antiques centre and admire the design of the building and the contents within.
If you want something more energetic you can try sailing at Burnham- on-Crouch (or if a little more restful is your aim of your day, seal watching). There is also a chance to view a wealth of wildlife at Blue House Farm Nature Reserve at North Fambridge, or the award winning Marsh Farm at South Woodham Ferrers where you will find these beautiful lambs.
Historians will discover a trove of archaeological delight, with churches at Althorne, Burnham and Southminster as well as pretty quaint old public houses offering a variety of local ales and fayre.
You will be surprised what you will discover on the Crouch Valley Line.