T100 Calling walking, talking and making festival, 12th to 27th September 2020

A massive thank you to everyone in Thurrock that helped create such beautiful mandalas, and to all those who created your own at home, it has been fantastic to see it all coming together. We look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference! Check out our mandala gallery to see all the amazing artworks we’ve collectively created

This year was a call to action to rise to local challenges through the collective process of designing and making beautiful large-scale mandalas inspired by Scottish artist, Therese Muskus.

As we travelled to each location we took the opportunity to reflect on issues including climate change, plastic waste, reclaiming public spaces, bio-diversity, growing sustainable communities, health and well-being – whilst collaboratively making beautiful pieces of art from locally collected materials.

There were eight key events, some were live and some were self-directed with information we shared online to inspire you.   All walk routes will remain on the individual walk pages for you to follow at your own pace.  T100 Calling was part of Totally Thames 2020.

Together we will creatively re-imagine how we can make a difference in our communities for future generations.

Join the conversation and share your mandalas on social media with #T100Calling

Download the flyer: T100 2020 Festival Flyer

T100 2020 walk festival flyer

Mandala activity pack

Download HERE.

This year everyone could join in with T100 Calling using our free activity pack.

The pack aimed to inspire participants to respond to one of our seven themes using a creative, fun and innovative series of exercises to help design mandalas at home.

Social media never sleeps – you can still share your work with us in the  T100 Walking Arts Facebook Group or by tagging us on Twitter and Instagram @thurrock100

View the colourful, creative and thoughtful mandalas already created in our Mandala Gallery

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Find out all about T100, how it came about and all the amazing things we’ve done so far, in our T100 Exhibition here.

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2020 Walks by start location

All the 2020 walks are listed below, the map pins are the start points.   Find the detailed walk route maps on the individual walk pages.

Click on the markers for more info and booking links.

Navigate the map by click/drag and the +/- button on the bottom left.

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2020 Walks by Grading



Spring Clean – Grays Art and Architecture

Sat 19 Sept 10am – 2.30pm

  • Grading: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Terrain: Flat – mixture of paved and unpaved paths.
  • Access: This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

In Other People’s Shoes – Thurrock Nature Reserve to East Tilbury

Tues 22 Sept 10.30am – 2pm

  • Grading: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hour walk to East Tilbury, 2 hour mandala-make, talks and lunch. *Optional Return walk 1 hour
  • Distance: 2.8 miles
  • Terrain: The ground underfoot is mainly gravel on this walk, there will be a small amount of grassland and some pavements.
  • Access:  The walk is pushchair accessible, there are however a number of turn-styles (these are wide enough for a double pushchair to fit through) and some cattle grids at the nature reserve. Some of the grassland is uneven and quite bumpy.

Imagination our Nation – Welcome to Hardie Park

Weds 23 Sept 2.30pm – 5pm

  • Grading: Easy
  • Duration: 30 min walk, 2 hour mandala make, talks and afternoon tea
  • Distance: 0.3 miles
  • Terrain: A park walk on grass with one paved footpath.
  • Access: The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Renewal – A Stroll around South Ockendon

Sat 26 Sept 10am – 3pm

  • Grading: Easy
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Distance: Approx 3 miles
  • Terrain: Flat – Very flat route (there are no steps) mixture of paved and unpaved paths.
  • Access: Not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs

Grow Your Own: Purfleet-on-Thames to High House Production Park

Sun 27 Sept Session 1: 9am – 1pm, Session 2: 12pm – 4pm

  • Grading: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Terrain: The walk begins and ends on grass which have a moderate hill. The route in between is on mixture of paved and unpaved paths, several of these are on the road side with one busy road crossing.
  • Access: The majority of this walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.



Germination – Langdon Hills Forestry Walk

Weds 16 Sept 10am – 2pm

  • Grading: Moderate/Easy
  • Duration: 1 hour 30mins Walk / 30min accessible walk*
  • Distance: 1.2 miles / 0.9 miles
  • Terrain: Some marked footpaths but they can become muddy and slippery, some parts of the walk are slightly off of the main pathway in a forestry terrain, hilly.
  • Access: There is the choice of a shorter walk for one group, taking place on footpaths and across grassland. The shorter walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Tilbury Cruise Terminal to Worlds End Pub

Thurs 17 Sept 5.30 – 7.30pm

  • Grading: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 3.3 mile
  • Terrain: A little rough and obstacles strewn on path in places and some steps. Please bring walking stick(s) if you require support with balance
  • Access: This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Parts of the path along the river are strewn with objects and there are some steep steps.

Make Do and Mend – Tilbury Town to Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Sun 20 Sept 11am – 3.30pm

  • Grading: Moderate/ Easy
  • Duration: 1.5hrs (optional return walk adds an extra 30 mins)
  • Distance: 2.5miles (optional return walk adds an extra 1 mile)
  • Terrain: Pavements and countryside footpaths, one section has uneven ground.
  • Access: This route is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Purfleet-on-Thames to intu Lakeside via the Mardyke Way

Thurs 24 Sept 11am – 3pm

  • Grading: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Terrain: Flat. A mixture of firm gravel paths, unmade paths and paved paths.
  • Access: This route is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs and crosses a main road




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