The Thames Estuary Path, part of the South Essex Marshes project, forms an important strand of MaxiGreen, an EU Interreg IVA 2 Seas Programme, which is working to address common issues across Northwest Europe, such as poor access, industrialisation, degradation and negative image. MaxiGreen aimed to transform the South Essex Marshes into a more cohesive, attractive, visitor-friendly and dynamic landscape.
Funding from the EU 2 Seas Programme, Essex County Council and Veolia Trust has been used to create a 29 mile route, and incorporating feedback from hundreds of local people across South Essex - including focus groups with school pupils.
The Thames Estuary Path from Tilbury Town all the way to Leigh-on-Sea is clearly signed and waymarked with a new distinctive logo and is easily accessible by train. It links 6 local train stations on one of the most attractive railway lines in the country (London Fenchurch to Shoeburyness line). Whilst providing access to the South Essex Marshes and the number of local visitor attractions (including the Hadleigh Olympic Legacy Mountain Bike trail) along the way.
To find out more about the Thames Estuary Path and to download the mobile app or map visit: http://www.thamesestuarypath.co.uk