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Published on Apr 7, 2009
Located just 40 miles N.E. of London, Maldon District is a rural area with over 60 miles of coastline. It retains a special character forged over the centuries by the Districts three rivers and the North Sea. Sea trade has played an important role in the region's history, and still does.
Sea Salt (favoured by famous chefs) is still harvested from the Blackwater. Other traditional industries such as barge repairing, boat building, sail making and oyster fishing still thrive and grain is still delivered by boat at Fullbridge Quay.
Maldon, principal town of the area, was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Nestling on the north bank of the River Crouch, amid the wild Dengie Marshes is Burnham-on-Crouch.
The estuaries are internationally recognised for their wildlife. Many opportunities exist for bird watchers, artists and walkers to explore the coast and countryside via an extensive network of footpaths.