WALKING

Chafford Gorges Nature Park

A Natural Resource: Conservationists/Environmentalists

13th June 2022 1.30pm – 4pm

Starts & Ends: Essex Wildlife Trust centre, Chafford Hundred

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A welcome at the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) Visitor Centre and a tour of one of their newly established mapped walks. Chafford Gorges Nature Discovery Park covers more than 200 acres and is one of the most varied and biodiverse nature reserves in Essex. The newly created trails enable new and returning visitors to explore Chafford Gorges Nature Park fully and discover the features, history and natural wonders that they may not have noticed before. They also lead visitors to explore parts of the reserve with different wildlife, geology and past uses revealing its hidden gems and the rich history of the site. EWT staff will take us on a guided tour of the site, sharing how they maintain it and the plans for the future.

   SCHEDULE

  • Meeting Point / Time: 1.15pm, Essex Wildlife Trust Chafford Gorges Nature Discovery Park, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6RW
  • Walk begins: 1.30pm
  • 3.30pm: Refreshments at the Visitor Centre
  • Event Ends: 4pm, Essex Wildlife Trust Chafford Gorges Nature Discovery Park, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6RW

WALK INFO

  • Duration: 2 hours including talking stops
  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Unpathed footpaths, one set of steep stairs
  • Access: this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Walk Leaders: Dean Williams

MAP

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TRAVEL

TRAINS The nearest train station at the Start/End: Chafford Hundred BUSES Start/End: 33 PARKING Start/ End: EWT Visitor Centre Car Park, Drake Road RM16 6RW, free

ACCESSIBILITY

This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or large pushchairs. T100 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. 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, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT TO TAKE

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 with you if necessary, and plenty to drink. Toilet facilities can be accessed at the Visitor Centre. We encourage you to bring face coverings with you. You will not have to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk but you may wish to wear them when we enter indoor spaces on the route, although this is optional.

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. Share your own photos on social media with #T100People

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