Empty Essex is the name of a ride that appears in Lost Lanes: Southern England by Jack Thurston. The route starts in Southminster in Essex, heading out to Bradwell-on-Sea and past the St Peter-on-the-Wall chapel on the Dengie coast. The route goes offroad around the northern tip of the peninsula, past the now decommissioned Bradwell Power Station (although it may be redesigned and recommissioned in the future).
The route runs along the mouth of the River Blackwater, and the area is popular with sailors. Then it heads south passing through Southminster before reaching the southern part of this coast at Burnham-on-Crouch. From there, it was the train back.
This video was shot with a combination of my DJI Mavic Pro drone, and my Garmin Virb Ultra 30 camera mounted on my bike.
Note the off-road part of this ride means that thoroughbred racing bikes are not suitable. Something like a CX, MTB, touring or even a hybrid.
Music is Ether by Mogwai from the soundtrack album Atomic. So vaguely relevant given that the route passes the old nuclear power station.