Wild things to do in Rochford
Rochford: wild swim the creeks, forage mushrooms, walk England's most dangerous footpath
SALTMARSH, RIVER CROUCH, NORTH FAMBRIDGE
Flooded footpath to swim or pakcraft across 2 hours either side of high tide.
Find end of Fambridge Rd, Rochford, SS4 3LD (51.631670, 0.678141). Follow footpath to sea wall beside river. Facing water turn left/west and walk or paddle 1 mile to the creek/footpath crossing.
ROACH VALLEY WAY, HOCKLEY WOODS
Mushroom foraging from damp August mornings into winter.
Find Hockley Woods Car Park, off B1013, Hockley SS5 4RQ (51.600394, 0.646637).
THE BROOMWAY, WAKERING STAIRS
Prehistoric low tide walk – some say is England's most dangerous footpath.
Find Stairs Rd, Great Wakering, Rochford, SS3 0AX, (51.548520, 0.839642). The road is usually closed to the public by military mid week so check access with Range Control Office on 01702 383211 for weekend access. This is a handy sheet to read on Broomway Public access and your rights to visit and the risks involved. Beware of fast tides.