Ockendon Circular Walk

Thinking Differently: Youth Workers

14th June 2022

Starts & Ends: South Ockendon

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

A circling Ockendon walk starting and ending at The Green. Working with Thurrock’s Young Carers and Ockendon Children’s Centre we celebrated their young volunteers. Led by giant silk scrolls from the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and the key workers that they represent, we visited 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 took inspiration from their stories as we headed to the children’s centre for a celebratory event. There was be music, dancing, flag-waving and refreshments as we thanked 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


  • Suggested meeting point, The Green, South Ockendon, RM15 6SD
  • A 3.5-hour walk including stops
  • Walk ends at, The Green, South Ockendon RM15 6SD


  • 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.


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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 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 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 if you enter 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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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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