A beautiful rural walk through Thurrock following the old trade route along the Mardyke waterway, with an opportunity to see the Victorian pumping station and viaduct and across the site of the old Ardale approved school at Stifford. A suggested lunch stop would be at the Kings Arms in Orsett.

Download a map here: Walk 2.


This is a strenuous walk. These walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. Download our map here Walk 2 and use the colour coding so that you can decide if a route will be suitable for you.

Walk Info

Meeting/ End Point: Davy Down Visitor Centre RM16 5UL

Duration: 5 hours including stop

Distance: 11.2 miles

(Original Walk Leader Peter Woodard)

Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk.  Click here to see our tips and recommendations!

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