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This walk is now over but we have left the walk info below in case you wish to replicate it yourself.

The original walk happened on: Tuesday 10 July 4.30-6pm

Walk Description

Heading out from Southend Central Station we visited Tomassi’s café and met a member of Southend’s oldest family-owned business. After a delicious ice-cream the walk continued down the paved slope to the Observation Tower to take in the views of the golden mile.

At the end of the world’s longest pleasure pier, we arrived at the Royal Pavilion and met Mrs Pat Volante ne. Rossi, who shared some stories of the Rossi ice-cream family and the book she has written. Please note that if you wish to replicate this walk, dogs are not allowed on Southend Pier and that pier charges will apply.

Huge thanks to Tomassi’s café and Mrs Pat Volante, and to Sally Chinea and Hazel Huber for leading this walk.


See the route map here:

Original schedule/ info for walkers:

  • Registration: 4.15 p.m
  • Walk starts: 4.30 p.m
  • Meeting point: C2C Southend Central Station Clifftown Road (Southside)
  • Walk ends: 6.00 p.m. at the Royal Pavilion at the end of Southend Pier.
  • NB The pier closes at 8.00 p.m. and last train back is at 7.45 p.m.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: Approx 2 miles
Grading: Easy
Walk Leaders: Sally Chinea and Hazel Huber


Nearest Train Station: C2C Southend Central Station

There are numerous car parks around the town, most are free after 18:00 the nearest few are:
Clarence Rd car park – £1.90 for 2 hrs
NCP Central Station £1.90 for 2 hrs
Seafront £2.30 for 2hrs, free after 6.00 p.m.


This walk is accessible. There are lifts and ramps available at all inclines.
Thurrock 100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven.  If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

Please note:
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home.  Make sure you bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.

Photos/ filming

We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.


Download the flyer for Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 here: Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

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