The borough of Thurrock lies on the north banks of the River Thames in Essex. Mammoths once grazed here, and the area has been settled since prehistoric times. Elizabeth I addressed her troops not far from Tilbury as the Spanish Armada sailed up the English Channel, and a medieval mint stood at Horndon.  Steeped in history, Thurrock boasts 239 listed buildings, 15 scheduled monuments, 6 conservation areas and 23 ancient woodlands.  Today it is the focus of industry, retailing and is hub for transportation by sea, rail and road.

We have walked and mapped routes all around the area, and to follow in our footsteps, check out our walk archives:

The previous years walk archives can be found here:

2018 sees the project expand into Southend-on-Sea and also takes in Gravesend, Dartford and Barking.

The ‘Thurrock 100 Stories’ book is available to buy HERE.

Some of the Thurrock 100 stories are available on the interactive web page here; use the pins on the map to navigate your way through them at your leisure.

Here are ten places that we think deserve a visit!

  1. Coalhouse Fort
  2. East Tilbury (Bata) Conservation Area
  3. Tilbury Fort
  4. Historic Horndon on the Hill with its Woolmarket
  5. Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
  6. The Mardyke Way and Davy Down
  7. Chafford Gorges
  8. Thames Riverside with its docks and industry
  9. Langdon Hills Country Park
  10. Thurrock Museum and the Thameside Complex


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