The agricultural village of Orsett flourished because of the ancient Mar Dyke trade route. This route explores the old village and Bishop Bonner’s Palace, finishing at the Whitmore Arms in Orsett Village.

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This is an moderate walk . A short section of the route by a horse riding school may be wet if there has been rain. These walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. Download our map here and use the colour coding so that you can decide if a route will be suitable for you.

Walk Info

Meeting Point: Orsett Community Church RM16 3ER

Ends: Whitmore Arms 

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 2.8 miles

(Original Walk Leader: Alison Campbell)


Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk.  Click here to see our tips and recommendations!

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