Category Walton on the Naze

Tornado Stream Train Walton

The Tornado Stream Train will make history when it arrived in Walton to commemorate the town rail station’s 150th anniversary August 2017.  For the first time people will have a chance to hop aboard a steam special for a return journey from London Liverpool Street to Walton railway station.  Once in Walton, the train will then run to and from Colchester Town five times, 1,500 visitors took the opportunity to enjoy an historic trip...

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The Essex Coast eBook

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Columbine Centre

The Columbine Centre,
Princes Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. CO14 8PZ UK


Hosting to a number of clubs and groups which use the Columbine Centre facilities every week.
If you would like more information about any of these, please give them a call Phone:01255 851680


  • Healthy Habits – 11.45am to 1.45pm
  • Latin Moves – 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Carpet Bowls – 7.30pm to 10.00pm


  • Jazzercise – 10.00am to 11.00am
  • Mazazik Belly Dancing – 11.30am to 1.00pm
  • Shape Up
  • Latin Moves – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Badminton Club – 8.00pm to 10.00pm


  • Gentle Fitness – 9.30am to 11.00am
  • Smooth Gro...
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Railway stations

Clacton-on-Sea railway station (map)

Clacton-on-sea Railway Station Skelmersdale Rd, Clacton-on-sea CO15

The station is the terminus of the Clacton branch which diverges from the Great Eastern Main Line at Colchester. There is a frequent train service between Clacton and London Liverpool Street.

The station itself has a sizeable concourse sheltered by a glazed roof. There is a traction depot just outside the station, with some stabling sidings alongside the station itself.


Services Typically the service is as followed;

  • 1 tph to London Liverpool Street,
  • 1 tph from Liverpool Street
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Pilgrims’ Friend Society


Founded in 1807 as “The Aged Pilgrims’ Friend Society” and originally set-up to provide grants and pensions to needy elderly Christians, our ministry has grown so that we now have 16 schemes throughout England, providing a range of services for older people, from sheltered housing through to nursing and dementia care, as well as home-leave accommodation for missionary families.


Pilgrims’ Friend Society also provide other resources to Christians, including a range of books and other publications, conference seminars and our own conferences each year.

The Pilgrims’ Friend So...

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North Street To Vicarage Lane Or Mill Lane A Public Right Of Way

Putting up fences blocking the footpath from North Street to Orlando Court has prompted applications to make this a public footpath.

North Street employed to appear like this (thanks to Google Maps and Google Earth for the photographs)


But in December 2012 trees and bushes had been cut back as I described in this post
Walton-on-the-Naze Residents Furious New Fences Block Footpath

and the result was


But last week, to prove you can never have sufficient fences, a new fence went up


Tony Strange has already created an application.

Pete Frost is collecting proof types for an application from Nor...

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Walton Coastguard Station and Maritime Museum

Walton Old Light Boat HouseEach the old lifeboat station and the new coastguard building give a fascinating insight into the maritime history of Walton-on-the-Naze.Walton-on-the-Naze is residence to a busy coastguard and lifeboat station and has been due to the fact the 1880s. The records of lives and ships saved are engraved on plates surrounding the Lifeboat Residence.
Inside the days of pirate radio in the 1960s, the Walton lifeboat was frequently known as out to pirate radio ships in distress. Two of your most effective recognized, Radio Caroline and Radio London, were each moored off the North Essex Coast.
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John Weston Nature Reserve

This reserve is situated near the finish in the Walton on the Naze and can be reached along the public footpath that stretches along the cliff tops in the Naze Tower. The reserve is owned by the Essex Wildlife Trust.

This Essex Wildlife Trust reserve lies inside the Naze public open space. An location for blackthorn, bramble thickets and rough grassland it is home to numerous birds and animals. A walk by way of the reserve and you’ll also uncover 4 ponds or ‘scrapes’, three of them excavated since the reserve was established.


Nesting birds
consist of lapwing, redshank, and sedge...

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Fossil Cliffs Walton on the Naze

Over 50 million years ago Essex was beneath a warm sea. Rivers flowed into this sea bringing mud and silt which sooner or later became compacted and formed what we now know to be London Clay, which makes up the base in the Naze.The historic, and immediately recognisable, cliffs underneath the Naze have been the subject of public debate for decades.
Walto on the Naze SeaThey’re formed from London Clay at the base that is 54 million years old and overlaid having a sandy deposit known as Red Craig, that is about two million years old.


Stroll along the cliff top rated Walk along the cliff top
The cliff fac...

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The Naze Tower

The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE

Phone:  01255 852519    01255 860151

Naze Tower Walton on the NazeThe Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction. THE GALLERY The Naze Tower art gallery is on six floors and features three exhibitions each year. To find out what’s on go to Exhibitions.

Throughout our season The Naze Tower show and sell work by established and up coming artists from East Anglia working in a range of media including 2d, 3d and crafts...

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