Sounds of Purfleet-on-Thames
Purfleet Station to St Clement’s Church, West Thurrock
Saturday 8 July 2023
Start: Purfleet Train Station, RM19 1PL
End: St Clement’s Church, West Thurrock, RM20 4AL
Starting in Purfleet, we followed the River Thames for the majority of the walk alongside the famous mile-long graffiti wall. We passed under the QEII Bridge before finishing at St Clement’s Church for the Thurrock Soundscape. Listen to the Thurrock Soundscape on our website now, click here.
The church is a Grade I listed building, which was first established on the pilgrim route. Now stunningly set against the backdrop of the industry that has sprung up around it, St Clement’s Church’s other claim to fame is it was featured in the well-known Hugh Grant film, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’.
Walkers enjoyed atmospheric views of the river, as well sightings of wetland wildlife. The route passes though some interesting areas of industry with their accompanying distinctive sounds.