Grow Your Own: In your Garden or Allotment
Sun 27th September
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 Grow Your Own! Sustainable communities, grow your own vegetables and plants, foraging, live a healthy lifestyle.
We invite you to make a mandala from local produce or things you have grown yourself. Plant seeds for the future and share your dreams for a world that is changing. We can make it better!
Download your free Mandala Activity Pack here for inspiration.
Grow Your Own gallery Click the link to see mandalas made by the T100 community in preparation for this theme.
A suggested walk route is below if you’d like to follow it yourself in your own time. The route explores the streets of the newly named Purfleet – on – Thames and ends at the High house Production Park, the home of Kinetika, to celebrate the role the arts is playing in the regeneration of the town.
Working with Heavenly Greens Fruit & Veg, local community groups and in partnership with developers PCRL. we are curating a celebratory event focused on the theme of sustainable communities, including food production and distribution. Our own mandala will be made from locally grown produce.
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Suggested schedule for self-directed walks.
- 11:45 – Suggested meeting point – The Beacon, Purfleet – on – Thames, RM19 1QA
- 12:00 -13:30: Walk to High House Production Park RM19 1RX
- 13:30 – 14:00: Picnic lunch
- Duration: 1.5 hours (with stops at key points of interest on route)
- Distance: 2 miles
- Grading: easy
- Terrain: The walk begins and ends on grass which have a moderate hill. The route in between is on mixture of paved and unpaved paths, several of these are on the road side with one busy road crossing. This majority of this walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Start / End: C2C Purfleet
S44 (This route goes via the HHPP site – Hutson Terrace bus stop on London Road – the train station and the start of the walk in Purfleet Town)
Click here for local bus services.
Free parking is available at High House Production Park RM19 1RX at the end of the walk.
This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, apart from one section, where there are steps up to the Mardyke and the RSPB, which can be avoided by using a slightly different route.
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.