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This walk is now over but we have left the walk info below in case you wish to replicate it yourself.

The original walk happened on: Thursday 12th July 10.30am-3.30pm

Walk Description

Canvey Island – Pub Grub!

The walk started with an opportunity to buy a slice of traditional Tottenham cake, then followed part of the creek-side sea wall protecting Canvey Island. This led to the lunch stop at the Dutch-style Oysterfleet Hotel, where pub grub and real ales were available to buy.

After lunch, the walk continued beside the lake towards a delightful former church, now a heritage centre, where Canvey memorabilia and traditional handicrafts are on display. The walk finished by a quaint 17th century Dutch cottage.

Huge thanks to Colin Saunders for leading this walk.


See the route map here:

Original schedule/ info for walkers:

  • Registration: 10.15 a.m
  • Walk starts: 10.30 a.m
  • Meeting point: Benfleet Train Station
  • Oysterfleet Hotel: 12.30 – 1.30 p.m
  • Heritage Centre: 2.30 – 3.00 p.m
  • Walk ends: 3.30 p.m. Dutch Cottage Bus Stop, Canvey Road

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: Approximately 5 miles
Grading: Easy
Walk Leader: Colin Saunders


Nearest Train Station: C2C Benfleet Train Station
Please note there are frequent buses from the Oysterfleet Hotel to Benfleet Station.

Benfleet Station car park £2.50 after 10.00 a.m. but may be limited – otherwise in nearby streets.


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.
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.

Please note:
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

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.

Photos/ filming

We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you 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 for Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 here: Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

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