Wed 16 September 2020
Read our COVID-19 UPDATE HERE
Booking for this walk is now closed but you can follow the route to do the walk on your own.
Today, the mandala theme is Germination and found materials, celebrating forests and the essential role public green spaces have played throughout lockdown. Walk in your local park, make your mandala, see things in the detail of a leaf that you’ve never noticed before. Materials might be leaves, seed pods or things you might find on a forest floor.
Download your free Mandala Activity Pack here for inspiration.
A suggested walk route is below if you’d like to follow it yourself in your own time. The route explores the forestry of Langdon Hills Country Park, taking in the natural landscape and its inhabitants, as well as scenic views of the Land of the Fanns area; which stretches through Thurrock and beyond. It’s also a lovely location for a picnic in the large open grassland.
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Suggested schedule for self-directed walks. Please only attend on 16 Sept if you already have a confirmed ticket.
- 10:00 Suggested meeting Point: Langdon Hills Country Park Westley Heights, Dry St, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 5LT
- 10:15 Walk start, following route map 1 below (nb. Route 2 is more accessible and shorter at 30 mins)
- 11:45 Walk ends
- 11:45 Continue your day with activities such as mandala making or a picnic!
- Duration: 1 hour 30mins walk (Route 1) / 30min accessible walk (Route 2)
- Distance: 2km / 1.5km
- Grading: Moderate / Easy
- Terrain: Some marked footpaths but they can become muddy and slippery, some parts of the walk are slightly off of the main pathway in a forestry terrain, hilly.
- Route 2 is a shorter walk taking place on the footpaths and across grassland. Therefore it is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
- At the end of the route there is a picnic area and toilets with disabled access.
Thank you to the Walk Leaders who plotted the route and collected this information: Nick Stanley and Lauren North
Route Map 1 (1hr 30 mins)
Route Map 2 (more accessible, 30 mins)
Westley Heights Car park, Dry St, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 5LT
Route 1 is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Route 2 is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs and so is the picnic area.
Terrain: some marked footpaths but they can become muddy and slippery, some parts of the walk are slightly off of the main pathway in a forestry terrain, hilly.
Route 2 is a shorter walk taking place on the footpaths and across grassland. Therefore it is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; especially if walking in a self-directed manner. If walking with us, our walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
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, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
What to take
Be prepared! Face masks are advisable if you wish to use public toilets and essential if you wish to use local shops or are travelling via public transport.
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.
Read our COVID-19 UPDATE HERE
In addition to the Covid-19 Walk Guidelines which everyone must agree to follow, a description of the measures in place to make the festival Covid-safe can be found here.
Download the: T100 2020 Festival Flyer
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.