An author talk with

Neil D’Arcey Jones 

Essex - 40 favourite walks

Sunday 14th July 2024 at 3:30pm

Tickets are £5.00 and are available to order in store or over the phone on 01799 524552

Join journalist and writer Neil D’Arcy-Jones as we celebrate the release of his Pocket Mountain Guides Essex Walks book.

Neil will be taking a small group out from the bookshop for a mystery mini-walk taking in a part of the Saffron Walden Walk from the book, telling them a little story about the estuary town’s past on the way while discussing his love for walking, Essex and writing.

The walk will be 30-45 mins, after which Neil will be signing copies of the book at the shop.


Essex is full of surprises. Not only is it one of the largest counties in England by population and area, it is also home to Britain’s first city, several bustling market towns, hundreds of countryside villages and – with its many estuaries, creeks and islands – more than 900km of winding coastline. The 40 walks in this guide show Essex in all its glory while giving walkers the chance to appreciate its multiple layers: oil refineries and ports overlooking large stretches of saltmarsh, country estates drifting into industrial estates and pounding motorways flowing beneath dense forests that thrum with wildlife.