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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 8 July 2018 11am – 3pm.

Walk Description

A delightful walk starting at Southend Pier entrance and heading to Southchurch Park for a tea break, up to the Eastern Esplanade, through Gunners Car Park and through fields to Shoeburyness East Beach. The walk was followed by a delicious buffet picnic inspired by mouth-watering traditional Indian ethnic recipes, specially cooked by local Indian communities for this event.  Participants were invited to bring their own food if they preferred, there was no charge to try the Indian delicacies.

Huge thanks to Nina Chavda and Manji Solanki for leading this walk and organising such a wonderful picnic.


See the route map here:

Original schedule/ info for walkers:

Registration: 10.45 a.m
Walk starts: 11.00 a.m
Meeting point: Southend Pier Visitor Centre entrance on the ground floor
Walk ends: 1.00 p.m. Shoeburyness East Beach
Indian Picnic: 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.

Duration: 4 hours including the picnic
Distance: 5.5 miles
Grading: Easy to Moderate
Walk Leaders: Nina Chavda and Manji Solanki


Nearest Train Station at the start: C2C Southend Central Station
Nearest Train Station at the end: C2C Shoeburyness Station
Please check train times

Parking at the start: Seaside Public Pay as You Go car park
Parking at the end: East beach Shoeburyness car park


This walk is on pavement and public footpath and slightly uneven through the park.
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

Optional: A picnic blanket to sit on.  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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