St Peter's Way
St Peter's Way is a long distance footpath, 41 miles in length, running from Ongar to the Dengie Peninsula near Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex. Starting in Ongar the trail runs eastwards through agricultural land visiting many historic Essex villages, with scenic views of Hanningfield Reservoir and the Blackwater estuary on the way. At Tillingham, the route traverses the Essex Marshes and joins the coastal footpath heading north to the site of St Peter-on-the-Wall, an ancient Saxon chapel built on the ruins of a Roman fort by St Cedd in 654AD.
The route was planned in 1970 by Len Alcott of the West Essex Ramblers Association, and the trailmarkers display crossed keys over the Cross of St Peter (ie an inverted cross), on a red disc. St Peter's Way crosses two other long distance paths in Essex: the Essex Way and Three Forests Way.
The following table has divided the way into sections that can be easily walked and added to OSM.
The St Peters Way relation is
|Ongar to Blackmore||6||100%||Completed 2009-06-28 Qichina|
|Blackmore to Mill Green||5||100%||GPS trace 2009-06-29 Qichina|
|Mill Green to Margaretting||4||100%||GPS trace 2009-06-29 Qichina|
|Margaretting to Stock||5||100%||Completed 2009-07-20 Qichina|
|Stock to West Hanningfield||5||100%||Completed 2009-07-25 Qichina|
|West Hanningfield to Bicknacre||7||100%||2009-07-22 Qichina|
|Bicknacre to Purleigh||7||100%||2009-07-26 Qichina|
|Purleigh to Mundon||4||100%||2009-07-31 Qichina|
|Mundon to Maylandsea||4||100%||2009-08-01 Qichina|
|Maylandsea to Steeple||5||100%||2009-08-08 Qichina|
|Steeple to Tillingham||6||100%||2009-08-08 Qichina|
|Tillingham to St Peter's Chapel||8||100%||2009-08-14 Qichina|