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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: Sunday 15th July 11am – 2.30pm

Walk Description

A guided tour around Rainham Hall Gardens, followed by a walk on Rainham Marshes and picnic.

Starting at the National Trust property, Rainham Hall, we heard about their kitchen gardens, herb spiral and orchard with some very unusual varieties like a 150 year old Mulberry tree and how jam is made from the fruit. On the way to Rainham Marshes we were told about the local history of the area.

En route to the RSPB Visitors Centre we met another group of walkers coming from the Purfleet walk, and then enjoyed a picnic all together at the centre.  The ‘Home Grown and Home Made’ picnic invited everyone to bring food they’d prepared themselves to share, if able to do so.

Many thanks to Aisling Woodhead for leading this walk.


See the route map here:

Original schedule/ info for walkers:

  • Meeting point: Rainham Hall, The Broadway, Rainham, RM13 9YN
  • 10.45 a.m – Registration
  • 11.00 a.m – Walk starts
  • 1:00 p.m. – Meet other Group at Rainham Marshes side gate
  • 1:15 p.m. – Arrive at Visitors Centre for RSPB Rainham Marshes Introduction
  • 1:30 p.m. – Picnic
  • 2:30 p.m. – Optional walk back to Purfleet Station via Purfleet Heritage Centre
  • Walk ends: Rainham Marshes

Duration: 3.5 hours
Distance: 4.7 miles
Grading: Moderate
Walk Leader: Aisling Woodhead


Nearest Train Station: C2C Rainham Train Station

Rainham Tesco’s Car Park (3 hours free parking);
Council car park adjacent to Tesco’s Car Park;
Rainham Station Car Park


The Rainham Hall to Rainham Marshes walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
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.


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