Walk and Visit to Mollands Lane Sensory Garden

When: Sunday 25 February 2024, 10am – 12pm
Meet: Meet in front of Brandon Groves Community Club, Brandon Groves Avenue, South Ockendon RM15 6SB
Join us on this circular walk from Brandon Groves Community Club in South Ockendon with a stop off along the way for a guided tour of Mollands Lane sensory garden which has recently been awarded the Kings Award for Voluntary Service. This walk has been organised with our partners, Mental Health Mates Thurrock. Meet outside Brandon Groves Community Club, RM15 6SB at 10am, the walk will finish there. All are welcome, no booking is required.
Please note that this route is made up of paved paths and well-trodden country paths. Possibility of muddy areas in place. Gates en-route. Buggy and wheelchair users can join at Mollands Lane at 11am for the guided tour. Meet by the gates to the allotments, which are found along from the South Road end of Mollands Lane.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: Pavements and country paths, some uneven gorund and possibly muddy patches. Guided tour of Mollands Lane accessible for buggies and wheelchair users (meet outside from 11am to join for this)
  • Walk Leader: Lesley Robinson


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How to get here?

By train:

South Ockendon train station is 15mins walk from Brandon Groves

By car:

Free parking outside Brandon Groves Community Club

By bus:

The 370 bus which runs between Lakeside and Romford stops at the end of Brandon Groves Road, a 5min walk from the Community Club)


It is possible to just join for the tour of Mollands Lane sensory garden, which is flat paths and accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. If joining for just this element, please meet in front of gates to Mollands Lane allotment, near the junction with South Road at 11.00am.

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: You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you 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.

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.

Photos/ filming

We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine. Please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.

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