In Other People’s Shoes: Take a Walk, a suggested route in East Tilbury
Tues 22 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 In Other People’s Shoes! Wear someone else’s shoes for the day, what does it feel like? What happens when you are walking?
We invite you to take a favourite pair of shoes and share stories with your family, reflecting on the journeys you and others have travelled on foot, then design a shoe mandala.
Download your free Mandala Activity Pack here for inspiration.
In Other People’s Shoes gallery Click the link to see mandalas made by the T100 community in preparation for this theme.
For more inspiration, check out the FREE digital theatre experience In Her Shoes, a participatory digital project by Blown Fuse Theatre.
It consists of immersive binaural audio and accompanying video imagery, launching on Monday 21st September 2020. All you need is a pair of headphones and to visit their website to step into the shoes of some of Thurrock’s most inspiring women.
A suggested walk route is below if you’d like to follow it yourself in your own time. The route takes you from Thurrock Nature reserve, a popular bird watching site, along the gravel path with wonderful views of the lake. Adjacent to this you can see the train line which runs between Stanford and East Tilbury stations. You can expect to see an array of wildlife including ducks, geese and swans.
The walk ends on the green behind Bata Memorial Park where you can imagine the journeys others have travelled. Learn about the history of Bata in the area, and abroad, from the Bata Heritage Centre.
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Suggested schedule for self-directed walks.
- 10:15am: Suggested meeting point: Thurrock Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve, Mucking Wharf Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0RN
- 10:30 – 12:00: 1.5 hour walk
- 12:00: Walks ends at British Bata Memorial, Princess Margaret Rd, East Tilbury, Tilbury RM18 8NX
- Duration: 1.5 hour walk to East Tilbury
- Distance: 2.8 miles
- Grading: Easy
- Terrain: The ground underfoot is mainly gravel on this walk, there will be a small amount of grassland and some pavements. The walk is pushchair accessible, there are however a number of turn-styles (these are wide enough for a double pushchair to fit through) and some cattle grids at the nature reserve. Some of the grassland is uneven and quite bumpy.
Thank you to the Walk Leader who plotted the route and collected this information: Gemma Ager
At the start: C2C Stanford-le-hope (although this is a 3 mile walk from the reserve)
At end: C2C East Tilbury, 5 min walk
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There is parking available at Thurrock Nature Reserve and in East Tilbury outside of the Library.
This walk is accessible for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. The walk leader has completed this walk with her children in a double buggy. However please note that there are many turn styles on route which would not be accessible for larger wheelchairs.
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.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you attend an event and 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 here: T100 2020 Festival Flyer
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.