WALKING

Langdon Hills Circular Walk

A Natural Resource: Volunteers

12th June 2022 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Starts & Ends: Essex Wildlife Trust centre, Langdon Hills

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In partnership with local volunteers, we will celebrate Thurrock’s green spaces and those that help to maintain them for others. A circular lake side nature-filled walk starting and ending at the new Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) centre at Langdon Hills.

We will be led by local volunteers on an explorative and engaging tour of the site and its impressive community garden. There is an option to picnic in the community garden or purchase refreshments at the new EWT visitor centre.

Chris from Essex Wildlife Trust gives a tour of the SSSI

   SCHEDULE

  • Meeting Point / Time: 12.15pm, Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EJ
  • Walk begins: 12.30pm
  • Walk Ends: 2.30pm: Community Garden tour and artist-led workshop. There will be an option to picnic in the community garden or purchase refreshments at the new EWT visitor centre.
  • Event Ends: 3.30pm, Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EJ

WALK INFO

  • Duration: 2 hours including talking stops
  • Distance: 2 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 wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Walk Leaders: Chris Curran

MAP

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TRAVEL

TRAINS

The nearest train station at the Start/End: N/A

BUSES

Start/End: N/A

PARKING

Start/ End: Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Nature Discovery Park, 3Rd Avenue, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EJ. Parking available from 10am until 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY

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; 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.

WHAT TO TAKE

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 in the Essex Wildlife Trust Centre.

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.

PHOTOS/ FILMING

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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