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Maldon Mud Race

'Crazy' doesn't quite cover this most unusual of summer events, held each year at Promenade Park in Maldon...picture this, if you will...the crowds are gathering, with more than a smattering of press representatives from across Europe to witness the resolve of the 300 entrants of this eccentric (to say the least!) race. The entrants are raising money for charity doing something that very few of us would relish the idea of...although thousands like to watch it take place. Originating in 1973, the Maldon Mud Race has grown in size and popularity considerably, as hundreds of people seem keen each year to make the dash (or crawl...) through the mud of the river bank at low tide near Hythe Quay. If you decide that spectating at this unusual summer festival is an abolsute must for your touring calendar you will find the entrants dressed in all manner of crazy outfits and, of course, as the race developes an accumulation of thick, sticky, oozing mud. Yeerrcch! Smiling faces abound, though, amid a few grimaces, as the entrants bravely drag themselves through their muddy paces in front of a crowd of thousands lining the river bank. And who said the British were mad? And, because we suspect that you'd rather enjoy the spectacle of 300+ mad dogs and Englishmen, with a few loonies from European countries thrown in for good measure, ploughing their way through acres of river mud, here we've listed the camp sites nearby Maldon so that you can make a weekend break of the Maldon Mud Race festivities. What larks!

Click here for more information on the line-up and activities at The Maldon Mud Race.

Campsites in Maldon



These Maldon Campsites will place you close to the action, without pitching you up on the mud of the explosed river bed, we promise. Choose one of these caravan parks and campsites for a weekend break and enjoy Maldon's Duck Race and other festival antics which run on the coat-tails of the Mud Race adrenaline. Use the 'things to do' tab on each site's listing to help you plan your stay - we have over 1000 pubs, restuarants, shops and other attractions listed in the vicinity of each site including reviews, images and directions to each - an ideal planning tool. If you fancy ditching the car for the weekend and taking to two wheels, you will also find the 'Cycle Route' tab on each site's listing a useful source of information.

If you like to camp near a summer festival, so that there's a truly memorable centrepiece activit to your camping holiday, take a look at the other Summer Festivals we have written about.
Canney Road, Steeple
Southminster
CM0 7RS
Essex


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Discover Steeple Bay and escape to a relaxing waterside retreat with great facilities. Lying on the creeks of the River Blackwater on the Essex sunshine coast, the park is a great base for all holiday makers. Our heated leisu  ...more
Wickham Hall Lane
Wickham Bishops
CM8 3JJ
Essex


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Camping in the Orchard Hello and Welcome ABOUT BOUNCERS FARM CAMPSITE Welcome to Bouncers Farm, home to the Bishop family for 3 generations. The farm covers 22 acres (8.9 hectares) and is made up of land sloping gent  ...more
Scragged Oak Road
Detling
ME14 3EZ
Kent


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Scragged Oak Caravan Park is set in picturesque natural woodland high on Kent's North Downs, a region of chalk downland designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Scragged Oak Caravan Park is set in picturesque nat  ...more
Mill Beach
Maldon
CM9 4RA
Essex
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Green Lane
Althorne
CM3 6BJ
Essex
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Heybridge Basin Sea Lock
Heybridge
CM9 4RY
Essex


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There is a mown grass area suitable for camping alongside the Navigation at Hoe Mill, adjacent to the car park. The site is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, and we are able to accept up to five caravans, mot  ...more
Goldhanger Road
Maldon
CM9 4SA
Essex
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Goldhanger Road
Heybridge
CM9 7QX
Essex


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