T100 Dreaming walking festival

Stanford-le-Hope to Thameside Nature Discovery Park

Imagination Our Nation

26th July 2021

Starts & ends: Stanford-le-Hope Station

Booking for this walk is now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.

A nature-filled walk from Stanford-le-hope with a stop at the Thameside Nature Discovery Park for afternoon tea.

The Thameside Nature Discovery Park is built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary, with a stunning and innovative visitor centre. The site has great birdwatching, insect watching and ship watching!

The discovery park provided tea and cake for walkers to accompany their talk about the site in line with the dreaming theme.

After lunch the walk returned to Stanford-le-hope station.

This walk joined Beach of Dreams walk 29 as it arrives at the nature reserve.

T100 Dreaming July walks flyer

Thameside Nature Park
Thameside Nature Park credit Stephen McGrath

T1002021 Imagination Our Nation walk


  • 2.30pm: Suggested meeting point: C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station, London Road, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0JX
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Arrival at Discovery Park
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Rest stop and picnic if required
  • 4.30pm – 5.30pm: Return walk
  • 5.30pm: Arrive at, C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station


  • Duration: 3 hours (including lunch)
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Pavements and walk ways in parts although some are quite narrow. Lots of this walk is on grassland which may be uneven especially as we get closer to the nature reserve.
  • The walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or push chairs and sensible footwear is essential. No open toe sandals.


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Nearest train station at the start & end: C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station, London Road, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0JX


Parking can be found at Stanford Le Hope Station (C2C) (ncp.co.uk)

Parking is also available at Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church, Southend Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0PF


This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Toilet facilities are available at the end of the route, at the discovery park.


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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 and 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.


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 #T100Dreaming.


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T100 Dreaming July walks flyer
T100 Dreaming July walks flyer

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