WALKING

2018 walks

Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018

 

The Thurrock 100 Walking Festival is now over for 2018.

T100 2018 Photo Gallery

A selection of photos of the event by Mike Johnston are below, see the whole gallery here

About Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018

During July 2018, Kinetika set off on another series of walks around Thurrock, Southend, Gravesend and Dartford with the theme of food, and invited everyone to join them!

Building on three previous years of successful walking projects, T100 Recipes took for its theme the diverse, historic and colourful foods that communities have brought to the Lower Thames Estuary when they have settled here.

Following routes that took in the area’s diverse and historic food cultures, the specially curated set of walks were led by volunteers well-versed in the geography and history of the routes. They  offered opportunities to discover and share foods from the rich diversity of peoples from around the world as well as local delicacies.

One of the last walks in Tilbury coincided with Chilean arts organisation Teatro Container cooking a community feast in La Cocina Publica, the Public Kitchen: a mobile kitchen built inside a shipping container – it was an eventful day, and hundreds of people came to watch and take part.

With the help and support of local people, Thurrock 100 has so far mapped and explored 52 local walks, made 110 silk flags, run a dance programme, published a book of 100 local stories and engaged thousands of people. Join Kinetika in 2019 to add your special ingredient to the next phase, Kitchen Table!

 

2018 Walks by start location

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2018 Walks by Grading (these walks have now been completed)

Easy 

10 July 4.30pm – Ice cream walk – Southend Pier
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 2 miles
  • Access: This walk is accessible. There are lifts and ramps available at all inclines.
12 July 10.30am – Canvey Island – Pub Grub!
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 5 miles
  • Access: This walk is almost all level but with some steps and very short ascents. Partly pavements and mixture of tarmac and grass paths. There are some narrow sections on grass and narrow paths.
14 July 12.30pm – Intu Lakeside to Davy Down with noodles!
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approximately 5 miles
  • Access: Please note this route is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
15 July 11am – Purfleet Village to Rainham Marshes with picnic
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Access: This walk is accessible, the route is on pavement or footpaths.
16 July 4pm Dartford Delicacies!
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 1.2 miles
  • Access: The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
18 July 11am – Gravesend tour – English & World Food
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 2.5 miles
  • Access: This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The route sticks to the main footpaths in and around the town centre.
19 July 5.30pm – Grays town – world taste trail
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 0.5 miles
  • Access: This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The route sticks to the main footpaths in and around the town centre.
21 July 10.30am– Tilbury Station to Tilbury Port with puppet
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 2.25 miles
  • Access: This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
21 July 1.30pm Teatro Container and Community Feast at the port
  • Grading: none – there is no walking
22 July 11am West Thurrock To Grays Beach  – Eastern European & South African food
  • Grading: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 3 miles
  • Access:  Please note this route is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Moderate

8 July 11am – Southend Pier to Shoeburyness with Indian Picnic
  • Grading: Easy to Moderate
  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Access: This walk is on pavement and public footpath and slightly uneven through the park.
15 July 11am – Rainham Hall to Rainham Marshes with picnic
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Access: Please note this route is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
20 July 6pm – East Tilbury walk with fish and chips!
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Distance: Approx 3.5 miles
  • Access: This walk is not accessible for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Difficult

7 July 10am – Benfleet to Leigh, tea, cake and cockles!
  • Grading: Moderate to difficult
  • Distance: 5.25 miles
  • Access: This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This walk is initially road then enters Benfleet Downs with managed footpaths of sand, stone and gravel. There are some hill climbs and uneven surfaces.
17 July 6pm- Orsett Fen fields walk
  • Grading: Difficult – the field crossings require a good level of physical fitness.
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Access: This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The walk crosses arable fields, in some of which the farmer has not left a clear line for the right of way; even where there is a clear line, the going is often rough under foot.
Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

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