T100 Sounds

Sounds of Tilbury

Walking ‘Uni-verse’

Saturday 24 June 2023

Starting point 1: Gobions Park, Princess Margaret Road, RM18 8TN

Starting point 2: St Catherine’s Church, Princess Margaret Road, RM18 8RP (by Coalhouse Fort)

This walk had two starting points to choose from depending on the length of route participants wanted to undertake. This lyrical stroll took us from Coalhouse Fort to Tilbury Fort along the estuary path.

Along the way, there were multiple stops for walkers to recite poems, read short passages of prose, or sing unaccompanied songs they brought along with them. The combined audio patchwork of the individual contributions created a ‘Uni-Verse’ – a single verbal collaboration reflecting the local environment.

Our band of wordsmiths were accompanied by wandering musicians, who bookended the walk by performing riverside songs. 

Walking 'Uni-Verse'


From Gobions Park:

  • Duration: 4-hour walk
  • Distance: 5.5 miles

From St Catherine’s Church:

  • Duration: 3-hour walk
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
The walk:
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Mainly paved, some countryside footpaths and steps
  • Access: Some ramped steps to sea wall, not suitable for wheelchair or buggy users
  • Walk leader: Phil Easteal
  • Backup leader/walk steward: Graham Mullender
  • Extra support with poetry aspect: Adrian Green


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Start: The nearest train station is East Tilbury Station

End: Tilbury Town Train Station (0.5 miles walk from Tilbury Fort)


Gobions Park – Start: East Tilbury street parking

St Catherine’s Church – Start: Coalhouse Fort Car Park

End: Tilbury Fort



This walk isn’t accessible for wheelchairs or large pushchairs. However, the performances at the start and end are accessible, including for wheelchairs and large pushchairs, and you can travel between the two in a car or by train.   

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 St Catherine’s Church towards the start of the walk or at Tilbury Fort at the end of the walk. 

Bring a packed lunch or snack we will stop for 30-minutes at St Catherine’s for everybody to enjoy a refreshment. 


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  • 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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