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intu Lakeside to Purfleet-on-Thames walk along the Mardyke Way

2nd June 2022

Starts: intu Lakeside
Ends: Purfleet-on-Thames

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

We kicked off this Purfleet-on-Thames community celebration with a Town Crier, performers and the Purfleet-on Thames flag collection at intu Lakeside. This was followed by a nature-filled walk along the Mardyke Way as we headed for the Purfleet – on – Thames Beacon lighting festivities.

The lighting of the Purfleet-on-Thames Beacon was part of a national event to mark The Queen’s Jubilee year where the community was invited to enjoy performances, workshops, craft activities and stalls.


Suggested schedule for self-directed walks:

  • 2.00pm: Suggested meeting point: intu Lakeside shopping centre
  • 2.00pm – 5pm: A 2.5 hour walk
  • 5.00pm: Arrival at Purfleet – on – Thames Beacon RM19 1QA


  • Duration: 2.5 hr walk
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: A mixed terrain, starting on street paths at intu lakeside before heading off-road, on uneven and unpredictable surfaces before heading back to pathed streets in Purfleet – on – Thames. Walking boots essential.
  • Access: this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, however please join us at the start and/or end for the celebrations


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The nearest train station at the Start/End: Chafford Hundred Purfleet


Start / End: 44 (This is the most direct method between the start and the end of this walk).


Start/ End: intu Lakeside shopping centre, House of Fraser end. Free Parking.

It is advised that you park at intu Lakeside for the start of this walk and then return to collect your cars via the train or bus.


This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or large pushchairs. Although the activities at the start and end are accessible and you can travel between the two easily in a car, by bus or by train.

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 and ensure 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.


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 intu Lakeside at the start of the walk.

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 entering indoor spaces on the route, although this is optional.


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 #T100People.


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Images: Kristian Buus

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