Go Wild in Belhus

Wednesday 5 June 2024

10am – 2pm 
Walks 1 & 2: Shorter Walk & Longer Walk

Start & End: Meeting Point: Belhus Park Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Aveley, RM15 4PX

Join us as we explore this fantastic Thurrock site packed full of flora, fauna and wildlife. Walkers can choose to join for a shorter or a longer walk. The shorter walk will take in the ancient Belhus estate including the Ice House, Long Pond, plantations of oak and ash and the stink pipe. On the longer walk, we will continue around the lakes, Whitepost wood and Belhus Park Visitor Centre. Home to a wide array of wildlife, walkers may see sandmartins, woodpeckers, waterfowl, swans, ducks, geese and many ancient trees.

Book your place: 

Walk 1: Shorter walk




Walk 2: Longer walk – Please note, if you book a place on this walk, there is no need to book a place on the shorter walk as well. 




Shorter Walk: 

  • Duration: 1.5-hour walk (wider full event 5hrs)
  • Distance: 2.5 miles plus optional additional walk (Walk 2) 
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Flat, uneven mostly unpaved countryside footpaths, tendency for boggy ground 
  • Access: Not suitable for wheelchairs users and pushchairs.
  • Walk leader: Bob Stevenson & Stephen Green


Longer Walk: 

  • Duration: 4 hour walk
  • Distance: 7.5 miles 
  • Grading: Difficult
  • Terrain: Flat, uneven mostly unpaved countryside footpaths, tendency for boggy ground
  • Access: Not suitable for wheelchairs users and pushchairs.
  • Walk leader: Bob Stevenson & T100 team


Walk 1: 

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Walk 2:

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Frequent trains between Fenchurch Street and Southend, to Ockendon. Then bus 269 to Gatehope Drive (12 mins walk from meeting point).


Free parking by Belhus Park Leisure Centre


269 between Brentwood High Street and Grays to Gatehope Drive (12 mins walk from meeting point).


These walks are not suitable for wheelchair and buggy users. 

T100 walks are of different lengths and on varying terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. We have designed our programme with accessibility in mind so we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to discuss this, please contact nicole@kinetika.co.uk.    

Please note: Everyone needs to choose walks within their capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take people’s word that they are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk they have chosen.

Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however, T100, 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 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. 


 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 all weather! Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but if you don’t have these please wear suitable and comfortable footwear – best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring snacks and a packed lunch with you, if necessary, and plenty to drink. 

Toilet facilities can be accessed at the Leisure Centre at the start and end of the walk or at the Belhus Park Visitor Centre during the longer walk.


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.  If you take any of your own photos whilst taking part in the walk, we would love to see them. Share your photos on social media with #T100GoesWild.


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