T100 Sounds

Sounds of Grays

Rolling down the river leading to Shanty Night

Saturday 1 July 2023

Start: Tilbury Town Train Station (Dock Road Side), Tilbury, RM18 7JT

End: Thurrock Yacht Club, Kilverts Wharf, Argent Street, Grays, RM17 6JF

This ‘Rolling Down the River’ walk took participants from Tilbury to Grays, taking in the views of the river and passing through Grays Town Park. Walkers explored the area’s rich historical and cultural significance, maritime heritage and folk tales along the way.

The walk culminated at Thurrock Yacht Club for a sold-out Shanty Night with live performances from local shanty bands including:

  • Arts Outburst’s Feelgood Fridays Shanty Group
  • Hoy at Anchor
  • Silver Darlings
Silver Darlings
Silver Darlings


  • Duration: 1.5-hour walk
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Pavements and countryside footpaths
  • Access: Not accessible for wheelchair or buggy users
  • Walk leader: Phil Easteal
  • Backup leader/walk steward: TBC


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For the walk – Tilbury Town Train Station

For the end/Shanty Night – Grays Train Station


Parking for the walk: It is recommended to use on-street parking in Grays near the Yacht Club and Grays Beach Riverside Park, then travel to Tilbury Town Train Station by train (1 stop on C2C in direction of Pitsea).



This walk isn’t accessible for wheelchairs or large pushchairs.  

The Yacht Club building is accessed via steps so isn’t accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. 

T100 walks are of different lengths and on varying terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. We have designed our programme with accessibility in mind so we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to discuss this, please contact nicole@kinetika.co.uk.   

Please note:
We ask that people choose walks within their capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take people’s word that they are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk they 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 all weather.

Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but if you don’t have these please wear suitable and comfortable footwear – best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring snacks and a packed lunch with you, if necessary, and plenty to drink.  

Toilet facilities can be accessed at Grays Train Station at the end of the walk and at Thurrock Yacht Club throughout the event.


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. 

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 #T100Sounds.


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  • Arts Outburst
  • Chelmsford C100
  • East Tilbury Primary School
  • English Heritage – Tilbury Fort
  • Essex Wildlife Trust – Langdon Nature Discovery Centre
  • Eye Music
  • Gateway Learning Community
  • High House Production Park
  • Kenningtons Primary Academy
  • Mental Health Mates Thurrock
  • Music Monday – Grays Town Park 
  • Riverside Community
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes
  • Sail Loft Folk Club
  • St Clement’s, West Thurrock
  • St Catherine’s, by Coalhouse Fort
  • Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions
  • Tilbury Riverside Project
  • Tilbury Port
  • Together Productions
  • Tunde Ojetola
  • START: Thurrock
  • Thameside Theatre
  • The Backstage Centre
  • Thurrock Yacht Club
  • Well House Gallery


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