Purfleet-on-Thames to Grays
31st July 2021
Starts: The Beacon, Purfleet-on-Thames
Ends: Thameside Theatre, Grays
Booking for this walk has now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.
The start of this walk joined with Beach of Dreams walk 34.
The first of two walks, the route was beside the Thames almost the whole way alongside the famous mile long grafitti wall. There was plenty of industry, but wilder patches too, as we crossed under the QEII Bridge on our way to Grays. We visited St Clement’s Church, a Grade I listed building famous for being featured in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’
Once the walk commenced there were a few ways to leave the route due to the river on the right and industrial sites on the left. It was possible to leave the walk at St Clement’s Church and head to Chafford Hundred Station approx. 1 mile away at intu Lakeside. The path from St Clements comes out on the roundabout on A126 London Road which is near Ikea.