Moving time  one hour 8 minutes

Time  one hour 34 minutes

Coordinates 892

Uploaded February 19, 2019

Recorded February 2019

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near Chalkwell, England (United Kingdom)

Beginning on promenade below Chalkwell station, walking towards Southend, enjoying views of the estuary and the longest pleasure pier in the world. There are opportunities to buy a famous Rossi’s from the seafront ice- cream parlour.
Passing the cliff lift, a century old funicular, which clings to the hillside on our left and Adventure Island on our right. We continue on under the pier and along the golden mile as far as the grand, grade II Kursaal building.
Here we leave the seafront and have a short walk towards Southchurch Hall, a Grade I listed Medieval Manor House.
Chalkwell station
views from the Chalkwell Station across the estuary
The walk continues along the Chalkwell promanade
The crowstone erected in 1836 marks the seaward limit of the River Thames as then controlled by the City of London, it replaced a stone of 1755, both standing together until the more aged of the pair was presented by the Port of London Authority to Southend Corporation in 1950 for preservation in Priory Park.
Lots of lovely places to stop for refreshments
The Palmeira Arches, first opened in 1903 unique and unusual eating experiences.
Public toilets
Cliff pavillion theatre is perched high on the hill
Rossi Ice cream parlor -award-winning ice cream in since 1932, based on a traditional Italian recipe with over 85 years heritage that continues to be loved by generations.
Time for this!
Tide out ? walk on the sands or along the promenade
Getting Casino Westcliff-on-Sea
Jamie Olivers cafes, one at the end of the pier (a film set ) and this one on the shore side.
Longest pleasure pier in the world
Southends cliff lift, a century old funicular, which clings to the hillside on our left
The 3 shells beach lagoon - a popular choice, particularly for families. Its central location places it at the heart of activity with Adventure Island, The Pier, High Street and numerous cafes, shops and amusements nearby. It has a play area for the kids, with shower, as well as easy access to the Three Shells cafe.
Sands Restaurant Radio Essex Launched in March 2008 as “Southend Radio”, this local station broadcasts on 105.1FM from studios next to Adventure Island on Southend Seafront. The station rebranded to “Radio Essex” in 2015, incorporating Chelmsford Radio.
City beach Lookout and pier hill leading up to the Southend high Street
Adventure island- With over 60 rides and attractions, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. Including cafes, refreshments and toilets
The golden mile heading towards the Kursaal
Southend on sea!
Stick of Southend rock?
donut- hot an sugar or spicy and cinnamon
Water fun and the Kursaal in the distance
The Kursaal- Once considered to be the very soul of Southend-on-Sea, 1893, has a wonderfully colourful history. It served as the largest fairground in South England, for the greater part of the twentieth century covering 26 acres, though the fairground and all of its attractions are long gone now, it still stands today as a venue of entertainment and leisure.
Back entrance of south church hall -crossing the bridge over the moat. Southchurch Hall is Grade I Listed Medieval moated house built in 1321 – 1364. The Hall was home to farming families until the 1920s. In 1930 it was extensively restored and presented to the town of Southend by the Dowsett Family. The Hall has been listed in Jenkins' top 1000 houses in England.
Southchurch Hall is now a museum . housed the half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates to the early 14th century. The Museum is laid out in a series of period rooms and is an ideal setting for discovering what life was like in medieval, Tudor, Stuart and Victorian times.


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