Beating the Bounds 4: Maldon to SWF via Purleigh

The well-worn pilgrim’s path of St Peter’s Way

Whoever escaped/ Kept a weather-eye open and moved away.
Seamus Heaney (trans.) Beowulf

A volte-face of an old favourite: the walk from South Woodham Ferrers to Maldon via Purleigh. The trick with this walk, in either direction, is to leave early enough to reach The Bell in Purleigh before they stop serving food. I got the 8.25 bus (31x) from Burnham clocktower to Maldon, which gave we enough time to check the charity shops (one purchase: Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf – 99p) and visit Maldon Library before departing proper. Continue reading “Beating the Bounds 4: Maldon to SWF via Purleigh”