Green Spaces of Grays Past & Present

Sunday 2 June 2024

10am – 1pm 

Start: Grays Beach Riverside Park, Grays, RM17 6HF 

End: Grays Town Park, Grays RM17 6RB

Thurrock Local History Society members will guide T100 walkers on a tour of the former and current green spaces of note in Grays. A chance to learn about a variety of local outdoor sites, including the grounds of Grays Hall and The Dell, the important characters behind them and how these have changed over the years as the town has evolved. The walk will begin at Grays Beach Riverside Park and end at Grays Town Park. 

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(c) Sue Yates


  • Duration: 3 hour walk 
  • Distance: 2.7 miles 
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Paved paths, hills, busy roads, potential uneven ground and muddier patches. Paths narrower in places. 
  • Access: Suitable for wheelchairs users and pushchairs.
  • Walk leaders: Phil Lobley, John Matthews and Sue Yates


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Grays Train station is 12 minutes walk from Grays Beach Park


Pay and display parking at Argent Street car park


Grays bus station is a 12 minute walk from the starting point


This walks are 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 Grays Beach Café at the start of the walk or at Grays Town Park at the end of the walk. Please note the Grays Beach café toilets have ramped access, those at Grays Town Park are stepped.


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.


  • Thurrock Local History Society
  • Thurrock Museum



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