Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Maldon and the Hythe (A Guided Walk in Maldon)

“Maldon and the Hythe” is a Guided Walk around the historic Essex town of Maldon, devised and led by the well known Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These strolls are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

The starting point for this walk is All Saints Church in the High Street, famous for its unique triangular tower.

Colin discusses the history of Maldon, which includes the creation of a Saxon burgh by Edward the Elder, and the fateful Battle of Maldon in 991, which was the subject of the earliest known narrative poem in the English language.

The route leads past the Moot Hall and the Plume Library, housed in the tower of a former church, and down the High Street, where many of the shops are in houses which are several hundred years old.

Then it’s into the much loved Promenade Park, which families have been visiting from all over Essex for many years, and from which there are glorious views back into the town.

Then through The Hythe, beside the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater, with its salty maritime air and plenty of boats, including the restored Thames barges which are now used for cruises, and where the famous Maldon sea salt is processed.

Finally, there is a look at even more ancient buildings around the site of Maldon’s original Market Place.

Colin leads Guided Walks in other historic Essex towns, including Rochford, Rayleigh, Southend and Leigh.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Maldon and the Hythe' costs £6.00 per person, or £5.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at All Saints Church, and is running on:

I'm sorry, but there are no plans to run this event at present.

If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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