WALKING

 

T100 Goes Wild at Canvey Wick

Wednesday 29 May 2024

7am – 4pm 

Canvey Wick Nature Reserve, Canvey Island, SS8 0PT

A day of walking and activities in ‘England’s Rainforest’ upriver near Southend.

7 – 9am: Early morning spring birdwatch walk

A specially programmed early morning birdwatch walk led by the RSPB to see and hear the birds of Canvey Wick, such as nightingale, that will have just arrived from long migration

Book your place: 

 

 

10am – 12.30pm: Walk The Wick 

A gentle, wellbeing-focused stroll. A chance to visit Canvey’s orchids if in bloom and meet local community members.  

Drop-in, meet in Morrisons Community Room from 10am.

2 – 4pm: Bugs Matter & May Mandalas – Wild Wick Wednesday 

A walk and craft session designed with families in mind. We will be creating mandalas on the bases of the Canvey Site, celebrating 10 years of T100 as well as undertaking a bug hunt led by Bug Life.

Book  your place: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/DJYY

 

(c) Bug Life

WALK INFO

Early Morning Spring Birdwatch Walk: 

  • Duration: 2 hours walk
  • Distance: 3 miles 
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Mixture of paved paths and countryside footpaths, uneven ground and potential for muddy patches and overhanging trees or plants.
  • Access: Not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs 
  • Walk leader: Marc Outten and T100 team 

 

Walk The Wick: 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: Up to 2 miles 
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Mixture of paved paths and countryside footpaths, uneven ground and potential for muddy patches and overhanging trees or plants.
  • Access: Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs 
  • Walk leader: Jo Loman and T100 team 

 

Bugs Matter & May Mandalas – Wild Wick Wednesday: 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: Up to 2 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: Mixture of paved paths and countryside footpaths, uneven ground and potential for muddy patches and overhanging trees or plants.
  • Access: Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs 
  • Walk leader: Jo Loman and T100 team 

MAP

TRAVEL

 

TRAINS

Southend Central or Benfleet then bus 21 or 21c to Morrisons

CARS

Park at Morrisons car park (free with no restrictions) or at Canvey Wick (free parking).

BUSES

Southend central/ Benfleet to Morrisons bus 21 and 21c

ACCESSIBILITY

Walk the Wick and Bugs Matter & May Mandalas – Wild Wick Wednesday are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, whereas the Early Morning Spring Birdwatch Walk and Walk The Wick are not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs as some stretches may take us off the made paths. 

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: Everyone needs to 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, T100, 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 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. 

WHAT TO TAKE

 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 Morrisons at the start or at the end of the walks. 

PHOTOS/ FILMING

We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. It’s absolutely fine if you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, please simply let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day. If you take any of your own photos whilst taking part in the walks, we would love to see them. Share your photos on social media with #T100GoesWild.

PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS 

  • RSPB 
  • Buglife
  • Landtrust
  • Estuary Festival

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