pink hawthorn flowers

When’s the best time to visit Essex?

If anyone were to ask me “when’s the best time to visit Essex?” I would unhesitatingly urge them to jump on a plane today and come straight over without delay because May is definitely the best time to visit Essex.

View from Monarch's Way

An Escape

During our walks along long distance paths in England, we’ve often merged with or crossed The Monarch’s Way and eventually, we decided to discover more about this path, which appeared in so many places.

jug of wild violets

Forage, cook, eat

If you drive along English country lanes at this time of year, it would be easy to dismiss the green blur of the verges as simply boring grass.