Grays to Purfleet walk via the graffiti wall, with refreshments at St Clement’s Church
Sat 6th July 2019 1.45-6pm
Walk 1 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
Starting in Grays at TICC, Thurrock’s world cultural festival, we will walk beside the River Thames to St Clement’s Church where we will enjoy refreshments, then on to Purfleet.
With atmospheric views of the river and sightings of wetland wildlife, the walk also takes 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 starts you can sample a diversity of food, heritage, performances, workshops and community conversations in a relaxed atmosphere, at TICC 2019, Thurrock’s world cultural festival, taking place outside South Essex College, Grays, RM17 6TF
Please note that once we start on the walk from St Clement’s 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.
- Meet: Area outside South Essex College, High Street Grays, RM17 6TF
- Informal shared lunch: 12.30pm (there will be a charge for food.)
- 1.45 pm: Registration
- 2.00 pm: Walk starts
- 3-4 pm: Stop at St. Clements Church for refreshments to look inside.
- 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.
- Walk Leader: Lesley Robinson
All T100 walks are free to join but you must reserve your place on Eventbrite.
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.
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.