Tuesday 10 July 4.30-6pm
Southend Central Station to the end of the pier.
From Southend Central Station we head to Tomassi’s café and restaurant and meet a member of the of Southend’s oldest family-owned business. After an optional ice-cream, at a specially reduced price, the walk continues down the paved slope to the Observation Tower to take in the views of the golden mile.
At the end of the world’s longest pleasure pier, we head to the Royal Pavilion and meet Mrs Pat Volante ne. Rossi, who will share some stories of the Rossi ice-cream family and the book she has written. Please note that dogs are not allowed on Southend Pier and that pier charges will apply.
- Registration: 4.15 p.m
- Walk starts: 4.30 p.m
- Meet: Southend Central Station (Fenchurch Street Line)
- Walk ends: 6.00 p.m. at the Royal Pavilion at the end of Southend Pier.
- NB after Ice cream talk there are things to see and do at the end of the pier such as the Lifeboat Station and Museum, Crazy Golf, exhibitions and cafes. The pier closes at 8.00 p.m. and last train back is at 7.30 p.m.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: Approx 2 miles
Walk Leaders: Sally Chinea and Hazel Huber
Nearest Train Station: Southend Central Station
Please check train times
There are numerous car parks around the town, most are free after 18:00 the nearest few are:
Clarence Rd car park – £1.90 for 2 hrs
NCP Central Station £1.90 for 2 hrs
Seafront £2.30 for 2hrs, free after 6.00 p.m.
This walk is accessible. There are lifts and ramps available at all inclines.
Thurrock 100 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 this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
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.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
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. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring
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.
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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