by Justin Minns
Explore & Discover ESSEX is your essential companion for exploring and photographing the most beautiful places in Essex.
Justin explores Essex’s coastline which meanders for over 350-miles and under its famous big skies visits golden sandy beaches, colourful with piers and beach huts and then around silvery estuaries peaceful but for the cries of birds and flap of sails. Its secretive coast hides over thirty-five islands and a capillary-like network of creeks that branch out and get lost in mile upon mile of wonderfully lonely marshland.
Inland he explores the gently rolling medley of golden farmland and ancient forest dotted with historic towns and sleepy villages, thatched cottages and timber-framed buildings.
As Paul Forecast, Regional Director for the National Trust says in his foreword, “His stunning photos capture perfectly for me the county’s spirit of place and his engaging and informative writing has added new depth to my own understanding and appreciation of a place that I thought I knew well.”
Detailed OS maps featuring the locations (and the best pubs), written directions and smart phone usuable ///what3words and scannable lat-long QR-codes make getting to a location straightforward.
• 60 locations and over 520 beautiful photographs
• Topographic maps • Sat nav and map co-ordinates including ///what3words and scannable lat-long QR-codes for your smart phone • Sun compass
• Best times to visit and seasonal highlights • Photographic tips • Accessibility notes
• Travel information • The best places to stay, eat and drink