For anyone who enjoys wandering out onto coastal flats during low-tide to explore the terrain, Britain's Broomway has all the appearances of the perfect gateway. The tidal foot path, so-named for the hundreds of broomsticks that once marked its boundaries, has for nearly 600 years provided access from Essex, England to the farming communities of nearby Foulness Island.
The Broomway, however, is more dangerous than its name implies. In fact, the more you explore the natural nightmares surrounding this 6-mile-long path, the more it begins to sound like something straight out of "The Princess Bride." For at least 100 people, and likely many more, it's one walk they never returned from.