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intu Lakeside to Purfleet-on-Thames walk along the Mardyke Way for a national beacon lighting event

2nd June 2022, 2pm – 10pm

Starts: intu Lakeside
Ends: Purfleet-on-Thames


Join us as we kick start a Purfleet-on-Thames community celebration joined by a Town Crier, performers and the Purfleet-on Thames flag collection at intu Lakeside. We will then enjoy a nature-filled walk along the Mardyke Way as we head for the Purfleet – on – Thames Beacon lighting festivities.

The lighting of the Purfleet-on-Thames Beacon will be part of a national event to mark The Queen’s Jubilee year there will be performances, workshops, craft activities, stalls and you can bring your own picnic.

Join us for Food, Fun and Fireworks!

Did you make a Purfleet flag with us in 2020? Please do come and get involved and join the procession with your own flag! Please get in touch with us on this EMAIL to take part. Please note, if you would like to join us there is no requirement to complete the full walk.

Flags illustrating aspects of the area decorate the grass in front of the Purfleet-on-Thames Beacon


  • Meeting Point / Time: 1.45pm, Registration – intu Lakeside central atrium, RM20 2ZP
  • Event begins: 2.00pm A Town Crier welcomes walkers, celebration will also include performers and the Purfleet-on-Thames flag collection.
  • Walk Begins: 2.15pm
  • 5pm, walkers arrive in Purfleet–on–Thames as part of a flag parade/procession to mark the start of a community celebration.
  • Walk Ends: 5.00pm
  • 5.00pm – 9.30pm: An option to join in workshop, performances and activities.
  • 9.30pm: Beacon lighting ceremony including bag pipes, buglers and fireworks.
  • Event Ends – Time:10.00pm,  Location: 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
  • Walk Leaders: Winnie Nyamu


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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; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word 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 or at the Purfleet – on – Thames Beacon lighting event at the end 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 we enter indoor spaces on the route, although this is optional.


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.

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