T100 2015 Credits and Thanks

2015 Day 10 Peter Woodard leads us into Grays

2015 CREDITS AND THANKS [rl_gallery id=”9843″] “Thurrock CVS was pleased to welcome Kinetika to Thurrock in 2014 as they brought opportunities, skills and knowledge to the borough. The possibilities of us working in partnership to bring communities together through art and activity was very exciting. Those that became involved in the project were extremely proud […]

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Just as we know that walking makes you feel better and improves your health, we also know that people who take part in some form of creative activity have a greater sense of wellbeing than those who do not. Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, artist Ali Pretty was able to work with more […]

Ockendon along the Mardyke

Map:  Thurrock100-Walk1 9 July This is a circular walk beginning and ending at the war memorial outside the Royal Oak pub in South Ockendon.  The route includes the newly opened Little Belhus Park and the Little Belhus Elizabethan Lodge, as well as the Mardyke Woods, Davy Down and the Mardyke Way. The full walk is around […]


Rural Villages and Wide Open Skies Map: Thurrock100-Walk2 10 July This is a linear walk from Horndon-on-the-Hill to Bulphan, taking in Orsett on the way. After setting off from The Bell, an award-winning 15th coaching inn, you would walk to Saffron Gardens, where Elizabeth I spent the night in 1588, past the Church, the lovely 16th […]

Grays to Purfleet

Map:  Thurrock100-Walk3 11 July This is a walk from Grays to Purfleet along the river.  The walk departs from Grays station, passing the wharves and jetties that recall the area’s importance as a trading centre.  Then you make make your way along the river, passing the famous graffiti wall and visiting St Clement’s Church which featured in […]

Around SS17

Map: Thurrock100-Walk4 12 July This is a walk around SS17: Stanford-Le-Hope, Corringham, Fobbing and Mucking, an area full of history, natural beauty, and also reputed to be one of the most haunted places in the country! Beginning at Hardie Park, you head south to the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, with superb views over Mucking Flats and the […]

Chafford Hundred and the Gorges

Map:  Thurrock100-Walk5 13 July This is a circular walk around Chafford Hundred and South Stifford. The walk begins at Chafford Gorges Nature Park, a 200-acre nature reserve managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. The site includes two Sites of Special Scientific Interest. You continue through the gorges to South Stifford and then on to St Clement’s Church, […]

East and West Tilbury

Map: Thurrock100-Walk6 14 July This is a circular walk beginning and ending at the historic site of the Bata Shoe Factory.  After setting off from Stanford House (previously the Bata Hotel, built to accommodate single factory workers), you will walk past East Tilbury Primary School and the local modernist movement houses. You then head across the […]

Little Thurrock and around

Map: Thurrock100-Walk7 15 July This circular walk begins at Thurrock Rugby Club before passing King George’s Field and Hangman’s Wood, which is a site of Special Scientific Interest owing to the colonies of bats who use the underground caves left by 17th miners as hibernation sites.  You will pass Thameside School, and visit Orsett  before returning […]

Tilbury & Chadwell St Mary

Map: 8. 150630 Tilbury & Chadwell schedule v3 Starting at the new Gateway Academy, you head first to Chadwell Place, home of prominent Puritan James Temple, governor of Tilbury Fort and one of the signatories of Charles I’s death warrant in 1649. You will pass the 15th Century Sleeper’s Farm, and then visit the graveyard of the parish […]

Aveley and Belhus Park

Map:  9. 150630 Aveley & Belhus schedule v3 This circular walk includes the Mardyke woods, Davy Down and the remnants of the 18th century Belhus Park, laid out by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Richard Woods, taking in the Shrubbery and the Long Pond created in 1770 as well as an Ice House and a stench pipe built […]

Grays Town and Stifford Clays

Map:  Thurrock100-Walk10 18 July This circular walk begins at Grays Beach and passes near the site where the historic lightvessel 38, known as ‘Gull’ was moored until she sank in 1929.  You pass the home of Darwin’s collaborator, Alfred William Wallace, one of the first buildings to be constructed from concrete, before heading north through the town. […]

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