Langdon Hills and Beyond

Germination: Walk Leaders

8th June 2022

Starts & Ends: Langdon Hills

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

A moment to celebrate T100 walk leaders past and present. During this 5-hour walk and talk we explored some of the 461 acres of this impressive nature reserve comprising woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens.

As the largest inland reserve that occupies some of the highest lands in the country, coupled with a rich history, the site offers interesting geology, an abundance of wildlife and impressive views for you to enjoy along the route. 

In keeping with our T100 People theme and links to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, be sure not to miss Coronation Meadow! Why not take a lunch stop at the Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Nature Discovery Park Centre.


Suggested meeting point for self-directed walks:
  • 11am: Suggested meeting point: 1-6 Lee Chapel Lane, Langdon Hills, SS16 5PW*
  • 11am – 4pm: A 4/5 hour walk depending on stopping time for breaks/lunch
  • 4pm: Arrive back at 1 – 6 Lee Chapel Lane, Langdon Hills, SS16 5PW

*1-6 Lee Chapel Lane, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 5PW, Drive to the end of the lane and there is a car park on the left. This is the meeting point.


  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours depending on stopping times for breaks/lunch
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: woodland off road, some bridleways but mostly off the beaten track. Walking boots essential, be prepared for muddy, uneven surfaces underfoot.
  • Access: this walk is not suitable for wheelchair and pushchairs.


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The nearest train station at the Start/End: Laindon Station, this is a 20 – 25minute walk to the meeting point.


Start/End: The B2 bus travels between Basildon Town Centre and Laindon every 30 minutes. It stops on Staneway which is a 10 – 15minute walk to the meeting point.


Start/ End: Free parking is available on Lee Chapel Lane, although this is limited. Please share cars where possible.


This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or large pushchairs.

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 the Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Nature Discovery Park Centre lunch stop.

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 if 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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