Instructions on how to print the maps out (for PC users)...
1 - When the map has loaded into the browser, right-click over it, then select "Save Picture As..." from the menu.
2 - Choose a filename (or leave it as the name already displayed in the "File name:" edit box)
3 - Choose a location from the "Save in:" drop-down at the top, then save the file. You may want to create a new folder to save the file to. Just select the "Create New Folder" option at the top for this.
4 - Open the saved file with the Windows Picture and Fax viewer (Windows XP onwards). If you have more than one picture browsing program installed on your computer, you'll have to right-click on the file, then select "Open with", then choose "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer". If not, then just double-click on the file.
5 - Press Ctrl+P to open the Photo Printing Wizard, then click the "Next>" button. Make sure the map is ticked in its "check-box", then click "Next>". It is probably a good idea to click the "Printing Preferences" button, then make sure the file is printed out at one of the printers best settings (ie. "photo quality" or whatever your printer driver calls it.)
6 - When the printing preferences has been set, go back to the Photo Printing Wizard, (probably by clicking on OK from your printer driver setup,) then click "Next>".
7 - Under "Available layouts", on the left, make sure the "Full page fax print: centered and rotated to fit" option is highlighted, then click "Next>" to print the map out.
Please let me know if you come across any problems or ambiguities encountered during these walks. Boundaries and public rights of way occasionally change, and can sometimes be a trap for the unwary! Most of these walks were formulated using the most up-to-date OS maps.
I urge you to contact the appropriate authority if you find a bad problem during these walks. One point of contact to report a problem online, is http://www.essex.gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Report-a-highway-problem/Pages/Report-a-problem.aspx for the Essex County Council (as most of the walks here are in Essex!). The Ramblers' Association has a footpath reporting page which can be found by clicking here. This assumes you have reported the problem to the appropriate authority first.
Below are some walks that I've worked out, mainly through the Essex countryside.
You will not find these walks anywhere else, as they are all original material, and only published on this site!
Some "companion photo galleries" are provided from some of the walks' respective pages to supplement them.
I've had comments from more than one site visitor, that the times given are rather optimistic! I guess that's true as I'm a pretty quick walker. If you take the times as a minimum, and add some extra time to explore different attractions you find, that should be a good maxim. The times given are just a "quick and dirty" guideline.
Scroll right down to the bottom to see the background in full.