WALKING

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Purfleet-on-Thames

Grow Your Own

30th July 2021 5-7pm

Starts & ends: Purfleet Beacon

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A short circular walk visiting the Heritage and Military Centre for a welcome to Purfleet-on-Thames talk, which ended with a picnic at the Beacon with a great view of the Thames.

The ‘Grow your own’ title is all about sustainability. Those that lived in Purfleet-on-Thames were asked to come and say hello, to share their views about the perfect ingredients for a sustainable town.

Colourful flags, created during the T100 2020 festival to celebrate this community, decorated the area around the Beacon.  Those that helped to make the flags, or if one of the flags represented their group, were encouraged to come along to see it and have a chat.  Living London’s Director Saira Niazi joined us to lead the conversation about what the perfect ingredients could be for a sustainable Purfleet-on-Thames.

Beach of Dreams walk 33 ended here.

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Purfleet beacon
Purfleet Beacon and flags made with the Purfleet-on-Thames community – meet some of them on this walk!
Walk 9 Grow your own

   SCHEDULE

  • 4.45pm: Meet at Purfleet Beacon, Tank Hill Road, near the Children’s Centre, Purfleet-on-Thames RM19 1QA
  • 5pm – 5.30pm: Guided walk and talk
  • 5.30pm – 7pm: Artist-led activities, music and picnic

WALK INFO

  • Duration: 0.5 hours walk (plus 1.5hrs artist-led activities, music & picnic)
  • Distance: 1.3 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: The majority of this walk takes places on pavements however some pathways are slightly uneven and involve busy road crossings. At the beacon we will walk across a grassy area without a clear pathway.
  • Access: One section near the start of this walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to some overgrown vegetation.  However alternative directions can be provided to allow you to join us for the rest of the walk.  Alternatively, you can meet us at the Beacon for the picnic and accompanying activities.
  • Walk Leader: Jayshree Patel

MAP

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TRAVEL

TRAINS

The nearest train station is at the start & end: C2C Purfleet Station

Purfleet Station is a 10 minute walk to the Beacon where this walks begins and ends.

BUS

44 – This bus stops on London Road near the start and end of the walk.

PARKING

Parking can be found at Purfleet train station however there is a charge for this. Alternatively some nearby roads do not have restrictions.

Free parking is available at High House Production Park if you wish to park there and walk to the start, but please allow 30 minutes for this walk.

ACCESSIBILITY

One section near the start of this walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to some overgrown vegetation.  However alternative directions can be provided to allow you to join us for the rest of the walk.  Alternatively, you can meet us at the Beacon for the picnic and accompanying activities.

Please note part of the walk is via busy Tank Hill Road and at times pathways are quite narrow however there are suitable road crossings.

 

WALK SAFE

Read the Covid Safety information here.
Face coverings are essential for the event. You will not have to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk but they must be worn if you wish to enter any indoor spaces at the park , use public toilets or are travelling via public transport.

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 if necessary, and plenty to drink.

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. 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 one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

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.

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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