Grays to Purfleet walk via the graffiti wall
This walk happened on Sat 6th July 2019 1.45-6pm but you could follow it yourself using the information below.
Walk 1 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
Starting in Grays at TICC, Thurrock’s world cultural festival, we walked beside the River Thames to St Clement’s Church, then on to Purfleet.
With atmospheric views of the river and sightings of wetland wildlife, the walk also took us through interesting areas of industry.
St Clement’s is a Grade I listed building and famous for being featured in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’
Before the walk started we were able to sample a diversity of food, heritage, performances, workshops and community conversations at TICC 2019, Thurrock’s world cultural festival. It happens annually, so check their Facebook page for more info on future years.
Please note that once the walk commences from St Clement’s Church to Purfleet there is no way ‘off’ as the river is on the left and industrial sites are on the right. It is possible to leave the walk at St Clement’s Church and head to Chafford Hundred Station approx. 1 mile away at intu Lakeside. The path from St Clements comes out on the roundabout on A126 London Road which is near IKEA. Please note that walkers do this at their own risk.
- Original meeting point: Area outside South Essex College, High Street Grays, RM17 6TF
- 1.45 pm: Registration
- 2.00 pm: Walk starts
- 3-4 pm: Stop at St. Clements Church
- 6.00 pm: Walk ends at Purfleet Station
- Duration: 4 hours
- Distance: Approx 5.4 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Terrain: The walk is flat but sections are uneven in places and could be muddy in wet weather. There are a few metal steps along the way. This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Many thanks to the original walk leader: Lesley Robinson.
This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs. There are metal steps in various places, some sections of the path are narrow and uneven.
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.
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 if 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 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.
Download the flyer here: T100 2019 FLYER
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.