WALKING

T100 GOes WIld

25 May to 22 June 2024

T100 Goes Wild is the 10th annual T100 Festival, a celebration of growing and going wild across Thurrock and beyond. 

Join us for a series of FREE walks and events along the Thames Estuary, which invite you to get outdoors, be creative and explore the natural environment. From seeds sown ten years ago, T100 is flourishing, with a year-round programme of free activity, and our annual summer festival, we’re marking our growth, discovering the local area and setting down roots for the future. 

This year’s festival will launch on 25 May at High House Production Park with a family-friendly garden party full of workshops, performances, tours, and more. Following this, we will embark on twenty-two walks (half of which are public and bookable below) across Thurrock and further afield to discover our unique landscape and natural wildlife. From Canvey Wick to Grays, South Ockendon to Hackney, Fobbing to Rainham Marshes, we will be exploring nature, stories of local communities and more. 

As part of this year’s festival, we are proud to be working with Thurrock LGBTQ+ Network and Arts Outburst on Thurrock’s first-ever Pride event on 8 June, when we will be co-leading a walk from Purfleet Train Station to Thameside Theatre alongside community members. 

The festival will culminate on Saturday 22 June with a flag parade through Grays town centre into the second edition of the Afro Food Fest! Come and wave a flag in a memorable event marking 10 years of local creativity and culture. Contact the team hello@t100festival.co.uk to book your place to wave your flag on the parade.

Join the conversation on social media with #T100GoesWild

Check out the 2024 brochure here:

T100 Background

Find out all about T100, how it came about and all the amazing things we’ve done so far, in our T100 Exhibition here.

2024 Walks & Events

Find the detailed walk route maps on the individual walk pages below.

Click on the walk title or image to learn more about individual walks and routes as well as to book your free place. 

T100 Goes Wild at Canvey Wick

Wednesday 29 May 2024
7am – 4pm, Canvey Wick Nature Reserve
A day of walking and activities in ‘England’s Rainforest’ upriver near Southend from an early morning spring birdwatch walk to storytelling and craft session making mandalas with Bug Life.

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Young Ambassador Walks

Private Walks Across Thurrock
Private Events
We are delighted to share that T100 Young Ambassadors, children and young people from across Thurrock, have taken the lead to plan walk events for their community members.

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Green Grays

Sunday 2 June 2024
10am – 1pm, Grays Beach Cafe
Thurrock Local History Society members will guide T100 walkers on a tour of the former and current green spaces in Grays.

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Go Wild in Belhus

Wednesday 5 June 2024
10am – 2pm, Belhus Park Leisure Centre
Join us as we explore this fantastic Thurrock site packed full of flora, fauna and wildlife. Walkers can choose to join for a shorter or a longer walk.

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Thurrock Pride Walk

Saturday 8 June 2024
9.10am – 1pm, two starting points
In collaboration with the wider Thurrock’s first Pride event, being overseen by Thurrock LGBTQ+ Community Network and Arts Outburst, the walk from Purfleet-on-Thames Train Station will head along the Thames past Thurrock’s graffiti wall.

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T100 Goes Wild in Hackney!

Sunday 9 June 2024
10.30am – 1pm, Hackney Downs Park Pavillion
A walk along the Hackney Buzzline, an ecological pollinator corridor being created in East London. The walk goes through four parks – all local sites of importance for nature conservation – and three social housing estates.

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A Peasant’s Pilgrimage – Essex Book Festival

Saturday 15 June 2024
10am – 4pm, two starting locations, Fobbing or Pitsea
There are two walks available for this event which commemorates the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt’s links to Fobbing. This walk will also be part of the Essex Book Festival, organised in partnership with T100 Festival.

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Summer Sketch Tour with J D Swann

Sunday 16 June 2024
1 – 4pm, Rainham Visitor Centre
A creative walk-through of RSPB Rainham Marshes with ornithological investigator J D Swann. The group will map the reserve through drawing and observation, binoculars and cameras are encouraged to help bring wildlife closer.

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