Issue date: 1st June 2012
IWA’s subsidiary Essex Waterways Ltd has opened up a new Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site at Hoe Mill Lock on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. There is a flat mowed grass camping area adjacent to the car park. The site is able to accept caravans, motorhomes or trailer-tents (membership of the Club is required for reasons of planning law), as well as tents (membership not required for tents). There is a small toilet block with wash basin and drinking water, but no showers or other facilities. This is a surprisingly quiet rural area for the South East, with plenty of good footpaths to explore the countryside.
Visitors who are not members of the Camping and Caravanning Club can join on the spot, from which IWA gains a commission. IWA also has a small campsite (small tents only for walkers and canoeists – no road access) at Heybridge Lock. Further information is available from the Essex Waterways website