T1002020 Walk 9 Mardyke Way to Lakeside

Walk from Purfleet–on–Thames to intu Lakeside for lunch on the boardwalk

Thurs 24 September 2020


Booking for this walk is now closed but you can follow the route to do the walk on your own.

Wherever you are, we invite you to make a Mandala between 12-27 September and share with us using #T100Calling or in our Facebook group.

The walk route is below if you’d like to follow it yourself in your own time. The route starts at High House Production Park taking in views across the river Thames and over to Kent. On leaving Purfleet-on-Thames you walk through part of Watts Wood, then along the Mardyke Way to Davy Down.

After crossing the A13 the route passes Sainsbury’s and follows roads to Chafford Station entering intu Lakeside by the footbridge.

You should arrive at intu Lakeside just in time for lunch!


Suggested schedule for self-directed walks.

  • 10:45:  Suggested meeting point:  Backstage Centre Car Park, High House Production Park, Purfleet RM19 1RX
  • 11:00 – 13:00: Walk to intu Lakeside

Walk Info

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Grading:  Moderate
  • Terrain: Flat. A mixture of firm gravel paths, unmade paths and paved paths. This route isn’t accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs and crosses a main road

Thank you to the Walk Leaders who plotted the route and collected this information: Lesley Robinson and Stephen Green

Route Map

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At start: C2C Purfleet (20 min walk to High House Production Park)
At end: C2C Chafford Hundred Station

Click here for local bus services
Start:  44 – Hutson Terrace bus stop on London Road
End:  There are multiple bus stops at intu Lakeside for you to continue your journey you can also get the 44 back to Purfleet- on-Thames

Start:  High House Production Park
End:  intu Lakeside

Parking at the start and end is free.


This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs but with a slight detour it could be.  The route goes through Watts Wood however it is possible to go along the road and join at the start of the Mardyke Way which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Terrain: Flat. A mixture of firm gravel paths, unmade paths and paved paths.

Please note:
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.


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.

Photos/ filming

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.



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