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Discover the Dengie with friends

Discover the Dengie with friends

Impress your friends with your culinary skills before making a splash at paddleboarding in Maldon. Have the hotel all to yourselves in Burnham-on-Crouch, before seal watching and wine tasting next day.

Day 1

Morning - Learn to cook in the grounds of Braxted Park country estate. With guidance from award-winning chefs at The Cookery School, impress your friends as you sample the fruits of your labour! Alternatively, begin your short break in Maldon. Wander through the quaint high street, admire the boats moored along the quay and breathe in the fresh air as you walk along the promenade. Be sure to pick up some world-famous Maldon Sea Salt or try a Maldon oyster while you are there!

Afternoon - Take to the water with a ‘Gaggle Paddle’ session at Frangipani paddle board school in Maldon. After working up an appetite, enjoy afternoon tea at Sophie's Kitchen.  Alternatively, visit The Tiptree Tea Room at The View, Osea for elevated views of the Blackwater estuary and Northey Island.

Day 2

Morning - After a hearty breakfast make your way to Burnham-on-Crouch and embark on a boat trip to nearby Wallasea island.

Afternoon - Tuck into lunch at one of our vineyards, Crouch Ridge or Clayhill before taking a tour of the vines and wine tasting.


There are some great places to choose from including The Clockwork Hotel, Cottages at Crouch Ridge Vineyard and Creaksea Place Barn, 
* Please book ahead quoting Visit Essex. Please note opening times are subject to change so check before arrival.

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  1. The Cookery School at Braxted Park


    The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities.

  2. Frangipani SUP


    Hello and welcome to Frangipani SUP.  We are a very active and friendly stand up paddleboard (SUP) school based in Maldon in Essex.  We are proud to be recognised by the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) and to offer a range of certified courses and activities around the county.  

  3. Tiptree Tea Rooms at The View, Osea

    Goldhanger Road , Heybridge

    The View River Café is the 9th ‘Tiptree’ venue and has a breath-taking outlook. Taking advantage of its elevated location on the Blackwater Estuary, it has simply the most beautiful view in Essex.

  4. Crouch Ridge Vineyard

    Althorne, Nr Chelmsford

    Come for our Fine Award winning wines and stay for the view! Crouch Ridge Vineyard overlooks the River Crouch, located in the beautiful village of Althorne. Visit us for Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea; Taste and Tour, Pair and Share.
    The Wine Barn has a full range of wines with food to complement…

  5. Clayhill Vineyard

    Latchingdon, Chelmsford

    Relax in the beautiful surrounding of Clayhill Vineyard. Take in the stunning views of the River Crouch & Valley while walking among the vines.

  6. Sophie’s Kitchen

    High Street

    Our cakes are all freshly home made. They include chocolate, lemon, lemon and poppyseed, carrot, victoria, coffee and walnut, pecan and maple, bakewell tart, scones and a selection of home made cupcakes.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
The Cookery School at Braxted Park (51.8057,0.68978)Frangipani SUP (51.73314,0.68245)7.28
Frangipani SUP (51.73314,0.68245)Tiptree Tea Rooms at The View, Osea (51.73395,0.72777)2.81
Tiptree Tea Rooms at The View, Osea (51.73395,0.72777)Crouch Ridge Vineyard (51.65477,0.75771)8.15
Crouch Ridge Vineyard (51.65477,0.75771)Clayhill Vineyard (51.65507,0.74053)1.07
Clayhill Vineyard (51.65507,0.74053)Sophie’s Kitchen (51.73024,0.68228)8.36
Total Distance *27.67 miles
Estimated Journey Time53 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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