Guided walk from rail station encourages steps to boost health while reducing carbon footprint

Published on: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2024

 Beach huts at Walton-on-the-Naze

Above: Beach huts at Walton-on-the-Naze Credit: Greater Anglia

A guided walk from Walton-on-the-Naze rail station plans to help people increase their steps for health and wellbeing, while cutting their carbon footprint.

The Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership will host a guided walk of Walton on the Naze on Thursday 6 June.

The walk will depart from Walton-on-the-Naze rail station and take in the sights of the pier and colourful beach huts along the promenade, before passing through the John Weston nature reserve. There will also be an opportunity to climb the Naze Tower.

Tickets are just £5 and include a return train ticket from Colchester.

They can be booked at Greater Anglia rail plus.

The walk is not suitable for children.

Community Rail Partnership Engagement Manager, Jayne Sumner, said,

“Taking the train and walking is a great way to visit our beautiful Essex coast and countryside as you can benefit your health and the environment at the same time.

“Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel and avoid the congestion, pollution, and parking issues that go with driving your car.”

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director, said,

“Rail is a much greener way to travel and makes for the perfect day out that, literally, doesn’t cost the earth.

“Grab a bargain fare and enjoy the area’s beautiful scenery and attractions without the stress and pollution caused by sitting in traffic.”

The Essex and South Suffolk Community rail partnership works with Greater Anglia, Essex County Council and other local organisations to help keep rural rail lines thriving for the benefit of local communities.