Gays on the Naze
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Join Andy and Stuart for a day at the seaside on the North Essex Coast.
This circular walk starts in Frinton-on-Sea, and takes us along the coastal esplanade passing beach huts and piers up towards the town of Walton-on-the-Naze.
From here we will continue our walk along the heavily eroded but fascinating coastline up to some wild beaches and marshlands that make up the Naze Nature Reserve, then looping our way back down towards the town.
This will take us back along the seaside coastline, where there will be an opportunity to stop for an Ice Cream.
This walk is roughly 16km (10miles) long, and is relatively flat.
When this walk was originally setup, there was a plan to include a climb up to the top of the famous Naze Tower as part of this walk, but unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, the attraction is currently closed.
Is it dog friendly? Yes!! 4 legged friends are welcome but please abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h). If you have any concerns about this I can provide you with the OS Mapping of the route beforehand. Please remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.
New Members - We would like to warmly welcome any newbies looking perhaps to try this as their first Outdoor Lads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message either of us.
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed.
- Each person should only attend one OutdoorLads event a week. (Leaders excepted on events if they are leading.)
- On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres - more if you have a dog with you
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain but on my trial of this walk a lot of the paths and fields were very muddy so please use waterproof hiking boots if its been a wet week beforehand.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable.
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of hydration. There is a small cafe on route where you can buy some snacks, but can't guarantee the availability of food to buy.
Please also bring some spare change if you fancy an ice cream!