Walking route to Grays

Grays to Purfleet walk via the graffiti wall

This walk happened on 6 July 2019 and was the first walk of T100 2019 festival ‘Welcome to the Kitchen Table’. You can follow it yourself using the information below.

Starting in Grays the route follows the River Thames to St Clement’s Church, then on to Purfleet.

With atmospheric views of the river and sightings of wetland wildlife, the walk also goes through interesting areas of industry.

St Clement’s is a Grade I listed building and famous for being featured in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’

Please note that once the walk commences from St Clement’s Church to Purfleet there is no way ‘off’ as the river is on the left and industrial sites are on the right. It is possible to leave the walk at St Clement’s Church and head to Chafford Hundred Station approx. 1 mile away at intu Lakeside. The path from St Clements comes out on the roundabout on A126 London Road which is near IKEA.

St Clements Church Photo by Stephen Green
St Clements Church Photo Stephen Green


Walk Info

  • Start point: Area outside South Essex College, High Street Grays, RM17 6TF
  • Stop at St. Clements Church
  • Walk ends at Purfleet Station
  • Duration: approx 4 hours
  • Distance: Approx 5.4 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: The walk is flat but sections are uneven in places and could be muddy in wet weather. There are a few metal steps along the way. This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Many thanks to the original walk leader: Lesley Robinson.

Route Map



Nearest train station at the start: C2C Grays Station, High Street, Grays,Essex, RM17 6NQ
Nearest train station at the end: C2C Purfleet Station, London Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM16 1PL


Car parks in Grays

Car parks in Purfleet


This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs. There are metal steps in various places, some sections of the path are narrow and uneven.
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:
Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk.  Click here to see our tips and recommendations!

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