Canvey Island ramble with lunch on the sea front
Fri 12th July 10.15am-5.15pm
Walk 7 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
A varied ramble taking in sites of historical significance on Canvey Island, briefly explaining the area’s development and residential occupation, and offering views of the estuary, mudflats and industrial landscapes. Particular reference will be made to the unique local music heritage, particularly to what has become known as ‘Thames Delta Blues’.
Meet: External paved area by main entrance to Benfleet Railway Station, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1NE. (NB For earlier breakfast and beverages, there is a cafe at rear of station)
- 10.15 am: Registration
- 10.30 am: Walk starts
- 12.00 noon: Canvey Club on High Street, stop for drink, music (TBC) & use facilities
- 1.00 pm: Arrive Eastern Esplanade for lunch stop. Seafront catering options, picnic benches and amusements
- 2.45 pm: Possible stop for drink & to use facilities in the Lobster Smack Pub/Holehaven Point
- 3:45 pm: Visit with the curator of the Dutch Cottage Museum, Canvey Road
- 5-5:15 pm: Walk ends
End point: Return to Benfleet Station.Post-walk refreshments can be enjoyed at the Barge Gladys, Ferry Road, Benfleet Creek
- Duration: 7 hours
- Distance: Approx 11 miles
- Grading: Easy
Terrain: Mainly pavements and footpaths across flat terrain, including accessing the sea wall path which incorporates occasional short flights of steps. As a result, the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. Also, unavoidably, some of the route is on a pathway alongside a busy road and a couple of busy roads must be crossed.
- Walk Leader: Phil Easteal
All T100 walks are free to join but you must reserve your place on Eventbrite.
Nearest train station at the start/end: C2C Benfleet, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1NE
There are bus stops on Ferry Road adjacent to Benfleet railway station.
The terrain is mainly pavements and footpaths across flat terrain, including accessing the sea wall path which incorporates occasional short flights of steps. As a result, the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. Also, unavoidably, some of the route is on a pathway alongside a busy road and a couple of busy roads must be crossed.
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.
Download the flyer here: T100 2019 FLYER
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.