My son lives in Essex and we are visiting for a few days. He found this walking trail for us. Tollesbury is a village in England on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Blackwater. It is nine miles from Maldon and twelve miles from Colchester.
Of course this is nothing like my usual walking places of hills, mountains, lakes and wooded green countryside of Northern England . This is in the SE. It was flat, wild and very beautiful. Different but stunning in its own way.
The sign as we entered the village was 2 sided and showed a plough on one side and a sail on the other. This is because Tollesbury was known as the village of the plough and sail and relied on food from the land and sea. The main trade of Tollesbury was crabs and oysters.