A BEST-SELLING Colchester author has published a new book detailing a lengthy walk on which he embarked along the southern boundary of Essex.

Mark Russell, of Colchester, has just released Our Southern Shore: Walking the Essex Thames – from Shoeburyness to the River Lea.

It documents the keen rambler and writer’s journey from Shoeburyness into Southend, then onwards to Leigh-on-Sea, Canvey Island, Tilbury and Thurrock.

As the title suggests, it concludes with Mark reaching the historic River Lea where Essex blends into London near Canning Town.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

His latest paperback is the third in a series of books all about his adventurous yet relaxing strolls along the edges of the county.

The Longest Path - Walking the Essex Coast, for example, hit the selves back in late 2020 and sold more than 150 copies in the run-up to Christmas.

Prior to that Mark released Walking The Stour – an Essex River, which detailed his walk from New England to Harwich.

All three books are now available to purchase from Red Lion Books, in High Street, Colchester, for £11.99 or £9.99 if bought before the end of the month.

The trilogy can also be ordered online by visiting redlionbooks.co.uk.