The River Crouch Festival starts on Saturday with some exciting highlights so make sure you come along for the fun!

These include wrapping a ribbon around the Chapel in Bradwell at 9am on Saturday morning and receiving a blessing from the Rector, Brigid, sending paper boats out to sea from the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham on Sunday morning,  delivering a time capsule to Wallesea Island, carrying a secret code from the North to the South of the River,  a boat ride from Hullbridge to Burnham, semaphore activity between two schools on both sides and crossing the river with the 8 flags from South Woodham to Hullbridge on Sat 4th July for The Feast Day.

This is all in addition to the 100 mile walk through countryside and coast along the north and south banks of the River Crouch. Ten large scale silk flags have been inspired and created by the people from each village, which will join the 100 mile walk, ending with a crossing of the river from South Woodham Ferrers to Hullbridge for a celebratory Feast Day on Saturday 4 July. Join the walk on foot or online, meet at the ghost crossings and other special places along the way.

The dates, times and locations of the walks are as follows:

We have arranged meeting points along the way, which will feature work created by seven local primary schools and a team of 8 artists.  Come and take part in these celebrations along the way. Please note, we are not expecting you to sign up to the whole 100 miles. You can join us for some of the way, or just welcome and send off the walkers.

If you want to take part make sure you sign up via the Eventbrite page

You can keep up-to-date with activities on the River Crouch Festival Facebook Page and Twitter feed.