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Purfleet to Chafford Hundred via High House Production Park
This walk happened on Sun 7th July 11.15 am – 6pm but you could follow it yourself using the information below.
Walk 2 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
Leaving St. Stephen’s Church, you can take in views of the Thames and the Royal Hotel. Let’s not forget the Railway Station and the history of Digby’s the village shop, now shut alas.
Passing by several terraces of workers’ housing the walk arrives at High House Production Park, the home of Kinetika. You can spend a while at the Production Park for a picnic, tours of the site (must be prearranged), creative activities and if you’re lucky enough; family entertainment courtesy of the High House Community Group who occasionally put on free family fun days. Find out more about them here.
In the afternoon the walk continues along the Mardyke Way, stopping at Davy Down Pumping Station before moving on to the final destination, the Beacon Centre at Chafford Hundred.
- Meeting point: St Stephen’s Church, London Rd, Purfleet RM19 1QD
- 11.15 am: Registration
- 11.30 am: Walk starts
- 1.00 – 3.00pm: Time to enjoy High House Production Park (could be shorter if no tour or other entertainment is taking place)
- 4.00 – 5.00 pm: Stop at Davy Down Pumping Station
- 6.00 pm: Walk ends at The Beacon Centre, Chafford Hundred, Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6RW
- Duration: 5.5 hours (with stop at High House Production Park)
- Distance: Approx 6 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Terrain: Pavements and public rights of way, which can be muddy in wet weather. The section from High House Production Park to Ship Lane is not accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Many thanks to original walk leaders: Mike Ostler and Stephen Green who provided a unique view of the history of the area.
Nearest train station at the start: C2C Purfleet Station, London Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1PP
Nearest train station at the end: C2C Chafford Hundred Station, Burghley Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6QQ
Car parks in Purfleet: https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/purfleet-station/
Car Parks in Chafford Hundred: There is parking at the Beacon Centre.
The section from Purfleet to High House Production Park is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.
The section from High House Production Park to Ship Lane is not accessible.
The section from Ship Lane to Davy Down is well surfaced and is pushchair and wheelchair accessible.
Beyond this the walk to Chafford includes a section up a slope that can be muddy and is not surfaced.
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 is 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.