The Broomway

Foulness Island, Essex

The Broomway is a path forgotten by time, eerie and haunting connecting the UK mainland to Foulness Island. Safe passage was once marked by broom handles on Britain's deadliest path. We guide you on an enchanting adventure in Essex led by a local expert.

Category

Hiking

Duration

3.5 - 4 hours

When

Various dates available

Difficulty rating

2/5 

Price

£40

THE ADVENTURE 

 

A beautiful and shimmering walk along a path which is 600 years old but has been untouched by time as the world has moved on.

 

This bizarre public right of way begins at a rickety causeway and heads straight out into the sea. It can only be attempted at low tide and when the Ministry of Defense allows.

 

But once on it, expect to find a spectacular walk which is isolated, silent and an out of this world experience. 

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A truly unique and once in a lifetime experience.  

Read the blog to find out more about the trip. 

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KEY INFORMATION

Once signed up we will send you an email with everything you need to know.

START & END POINT 

 

2pm meet at Wakering Stairs, Stairs Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS3 0AX 

 

DURATION

 

3.5 – 4 hours (we will hike at a pace that is appropriate for all of the group).

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Experienced guides

  • Tea & cake 

  • Photos 

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU TO BRING?

Once signed up we'll provide more detail of these items.

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Welly's,waterproof shoes or ones you don't mind getting wet and muddy.

  • Small rucksack to hold your clothes, water and snacks 

  • Warm fleece 

  • At least 2 litres capacity to carry water 

  • Personal hand sanitiser 

  • A big smile

HOW HARD IS IT?

We will spend 3 to 4 hours on the Broomway so you should have a reasonable level of fitness.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS

Disorientating sea mist can descend quickly, sinking sands, unexploded ordnance and a fast incoming tide. This is why this adventure must be only done with experienced guides with local knowledge.  

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our leaders and all professional Mountain Guides with first aid qualifications and full insurance. We will ask all participants to fill in a short health and safety form where you must make us aware of any pre-existing conditions or food allergies in advance of the trip.  

 

COVID-19 POLICY

 

The trip will operate under the latest Covid-19 guidelines on social distancing and safety. This will mean equipment and food prepared to a safe standard and social distancing guidelines enacted on. We reserve the right to remove anyone from a trip if the requests of group leaders are persistently ignored. 

 

WILDBASE ADVENTURE POLICY

Our adventures are all about reconnecting you with nature and the people around you. For that reason, it is optional but strongly encouraged to hand your phone in for our safe keeping at the start of your adventure. 

REFUND POLICY

Your ticket is fully refundable in the case of a cancellation caused by Covid19. If the organiser cancels due to force majeure or factors outside of our control (such as a lightning storm), you are entitled to a 50% refund or an equivalent voucher to use on a future trip.

If you decide to cancel your booking, a full refund is given up to 30 days prior to the trip running. If it falls within 30 days of a trip running, we unfortunately are not able to refund customers due to the small group sizes and high upfront costs of running these trips.
You have a 48 hour cooling off period to request a full refund should a booking be made in error. 
 

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