Maldon Quay with some barges moored up

Oysyter Dredging Smack on the Blackwater

Again because the river is very tide dependant we will
decide nearer the day where to spend Saturday night, there's a few choices. From Maldon, Heybridge Basin or Tollesbury Marina. You may know Tollesbury as the site of the Grain Store from Television's Restoration. It is approached through a maze of saltings at the end of which is a marina with a sill to avoid drying at low tide

Approach to Tollesbury Marina through the Saltings
Heybridge Basin



Berth: 2 days 1 night 30 points
Bareboat as per points table

The Blackwater is steeped in history . Most of it linked to the sea. Famous for oysters and salt, the shallow draft barges of the 18th and 19th century allowed Maldon to become one of the areas most thriving ports. Today you can still see many of the traditional working boats of this period, from oyster dredging smacks to the largest coastal barges which are based on the town quay

Barges at Maldon Quay

The Granary at Tollesbury

Saillofts at Tollesbury


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