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Grays to Grays Beach

Spring Clean

31st July 2021

Starts: Thameside Theatre, Grays
Ends: Grays Beach

Booking for this walk has now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.

There were echoes of the town taster walk from 11th June as we retraced our steps, this time collecting beautiful silk flags that represent the Grays community, culminating in a colourful procession from the High Street to Grays Beach.

At Grays Beach there was an opportunity to enjoy community and creative workshops and river-front fun. Perfect chance for a picnic too!

Carrying our Spring Clean message through to 2021 we worked with the Thameside Theatre, Riverside Community Big Local, The Lightship Café and Thurrock Yacht Club to clean up the foreshore as we celebrated belonging to Grays.

The day ended with the Beach of Dreams silks setting sail as we reflected on our aspiration of a plastic free beach-front and a clean future for our great great grandchildren.

This walk joined with Beach of Dreams walk 34.


T100 Dreaming July walks flyer

A view of Grays on the Thames estuary



  • 1.30pm: Suggested meeting point, Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, RM17 5DX
  • 1.30pm – 2pm: A half an hour walk
  • 2pm: Arrive at, Grays Beach Riverside Park, RM17 5JP


  • Duration: 0.5 hr walk (then 2 hours creative activities and river-front fun)
  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: Pavements – A mixture of paved and unpaved paths.
  • Access: this walk is suitable for wheelchair and pushchairs.


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The nearest station at the start & end: C2C Grays Station, High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NQ

From Grays station, walk along the pedestrianised High Street and turn right into Orsett Road where you’ll find us just 200 metres on the left.


Purfleet – on – Thames:  44

Route 44 – Ensign Bus Company – Click here for the timetable.

Grays bus station is directly opposite the railway station, just 5 – 10 minutes walk from the Thameside Complex and Grays Beach.

Multiple bus routes go via the this station – 5A, 5B, 22, 33, 44, 66, 73, 83, 88


There are lots of car parking options in Grays all within walking distance of the start and end of the route. Grays Multi storey car park is central for both the start and end points if you wish to attend all day. The multi storey car park is free for the first 3 hours.

The closest to the start is behind the Thameside Theatre on Cromwell Road, the closest to the end of the walk is near Grays Beach is on Thames Road.

Parking Charges can be found https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/car-parks/off-street-car-parks

On-street in the immediate area, with no charge after 6pm.


This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This walk takes place mainly on Grays Highstreet where there are wide accessible pathways. It does cross roads and go down some smaller alleyways but they are wide enough for a wheelchair or a single pushchair.


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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.

You need to choose walks within your capabilities and ensure that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. 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 one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

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.


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 #T100Dreaming.


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T100 Dreaming July walks flyer
T100 Dreaming July walks flyer

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