Walk – Tilbury Town to Port – Dancing with the Docker!

Saturday 21st July 10.30-1.30pm

Join us on this easy walk from Tilbury town to the port and see Kinetika’s giant docker puppet!  (Afterwards there is a community feast created by the community and Chilean theatre group Teatro Container! Please book for that separately HERE.)

Starting at Tilbury Station we will walk to the Clock Tower in the Civic Square to meet the Tilbury Docker, a 4 metre high puppet, and 50 costumed carnival dancers, before ‘Dancing with the Docker’ down to Tilbury Port.

  • Registration: 10.15 a.m
  • Walk starts: 10.30 a.m
  • Meet: Tilbury Train Station, Tilbury RM18 7BJ
  • 12 noon: meet the Tilbury Docker puppet and carnival dancers then join the parade from the Town to the Tilbury Cruise Terminal
    Walk ends 1.30 p.m

Duration: 3 hours 
Distance: Approx 2.25 miles
Grading: Easy
Walk Leaders: Yolande Simmons and Phil Edgar

All Thurrock 100 walks are free to join.

This booking link is for the WALK ONLY, please reserve your place at the feast separately HERE.



See the route map for the walk here:


Nearest Train Station: C2C Tilbury Train Station


Gravesend to Tilbury ferry.
Tilbury sailings are to and from the Tilbury Riverside pontoon, off Ferry Road, Tilbury. On the Gravesend side, all sailings are to and from the Town Pier.
Crossings take between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on river traffic.
Ferry times here
Ferry charges here


The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
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

Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

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