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Tilbury is the Place For Me

Thurs 10th June

Starts: Tilbury Town Train Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort

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

A gentle walk around Tilbury Town and over to Tilbury Fort, which celebrated the community, reflecting on what used to be and looking towards to the future.

This walk began as a residential route that stretches to the edge of the town. As we crossed the cattle grid to make our way along the new Fort Road we took in views of the farmlands and the Thames that runs alongside.

Arriving at Tilbury Fort we had access to this impressive historical site and were treated to a sneak peek of rehearsals for the T100 finale and a new song for Tilbury, ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.

This was inspired by Lord Kitchener’s 1948 Calypso “London is the Place for Me” sung upon arrival at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush.  This new song for Tilbury was created in partnership with English Heritage, Kinetika Bloco and award-winning, Trinidad born musician, Anthony Joseph working with local Youth Services and the Tilbury community.  The finished piece was unveiled at our finale event on 1st August 2021.

T1002021 Tilbury walk flyer

A group of people waving flags outside Tilbury station

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  • Duration: 2 hours including time at the Fort.
  • Distance: 2.5miles
  • Grading:  Easy
  • Terrain: Pavements and walk ways, although some are narrow so may not be accessible for wheelchair users. We walk near a river bed.
  • Access: Barriers at the start of some footpaths mean the route is isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or large pushchairs.


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Nearest train station at the start & end: C2C Tilbury Town Train Station St Andrews Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7JH

The end of this walk is at Tilbury Fort, walk leaders will be able to direct you to the starting point of the walk – at the station – via a shorter 30minute route.


Ensign Bus service 99 connects with trains at Tilbury Town and passes the fort.

Service timetables change so please check the Ensign Bus Schedules for latest information


  • No parking is available  at Tilbury Station.
  • Free parking in front of Tilbury fort. Further parking available adjacent to World’s End Public House.

Local area parking info: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/car-parks/off-street-car-parks


This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or large pushchairs as there are barriers at the start of some footpaths. Accessibility information for Tilbury Train Station is on the Tilbury Town Station webpage

Toilets, including a national key toilet, are available at the station.

Toilets facilities are also available at Tilbury Fort.


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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 ensure 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 Stories

Here is a short story about Tilbury Fort from the T100 Stories book. Click the image to view the multimedia version online or buy the book of all 100 stories via the button below, only £5 plus p+p.

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