Essex rediscovered: ghosts and falcons on a rural ride

A cycle through countryside, on the trail of a great nature writer and the elusive peregrine falcon, offers fresh insights into Essex’s ‘dark mystery’.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Southend-on-Sea: the arty way is Essex

Paul O’Grady obviously hasn’t visited Southend for a while … The resort where the East End still goes for old-fashioned seaside fun now has a thriving arts scene, too