Ockendon Circular Walk

Thinking Differently: Youth Workers

14th June 2022 4pm – 7.30pm


Starts & Ends: South Ockendon


A circling Ockendon walk starting and ending at The Green. Working with Thurrock’s Young Carers and Ockendon Children’s Centre we will celebrate their young volunteers. Lead by giant silk scrolls from the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and the key workers that they represent, we will visit the Little Belhus country park mandala from 2020 to take a moment to reflect on all the work the young carers and those who support them do within their community.

We will take inspiration from their stories as we head to the children’s centre for a celebratory event. There will be music, dancing, flag-waving and refreshments as we say thank you to those who help us to think differently about where we live.

Walkers gather to hear about the insect habitat mandala at Little Belhus Country Park



  • Meeting Point / Time: 4pm, The Green, South Ockendon, RM15 6SD
  • Walk begins: 4.15pm
  • 4.15 – 5.30pm: The start of a circular walk to the children’s centre including stops for talks, reflective activities and a presentation of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant scrolls.
  • 5.30pm – 6.30pm: A celebration of local key workers at the Children’s centre with flag-waving and refreshments.
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm: We continue the walk via a different route back to The Green.
  • Event Ends: 7.30pm, Event Ends: The Green, South Ockendon RM15 6SD. An option to join us in the Royal Oak for a drink to finish off the festivities.


  • Duration: 3.5 hours including talking stops
  • Distance: 4.2 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: flat – mixture of paved and unpaved paths
  • Access: this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Walk Leaders: Stephen Green


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The nearest train station at the Start/End: Ockendon


Start/End: 370 (next to Caterbury Parade)


Start/ End: Cantebury Parade, Monday to Friday: £2.10 for over 2 hours (free for blue badge holders)


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.


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 half way point of the walk at the children’s centre where refreshments will be provided. If you suffer with any food allergies or intolerances please notify the site staff.

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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