Grow Your Own
30th July 2021 5-7pm
Starts & ends: Purfleet Beacon
A short circular walk visiting the Heritage and Military Centre for a welcome to Purfleet-on-Thames talk, and ending with a picnic at the Beacon with a great view of the Thames.
The ‘Grow your own’ title is all about sustainability and if you live in Purfleet-on-Thames please come and say hello, we want to hear your views about the perfect ingredients for a sustainable town.
Colourful flags, created during the T100 2020 festival to celebrate this community, will decorate the area around the Beacon. If you helped to make the flags, or one of the flags represents your group, come along to see it and have a chat. Living London’s Director Saira Niazi will join us to lead the conversation about what the perfect ingredients could be for a sustainable Purfleet-on-Thames.
Like all our walks, it’s free, but please book so we know to expect you and can control numbers. Bring a packed lunch to join us for the picnic, and plenty to drink.
Beach of Dreams walk 33 will end here, and may join this walk.
- 4.45pm: Meet at Purfleet Beacon, Tank Hill Road, near the Children’s Centre, Purfleet-on-Thames RM19 1QA
- 5pm – 5.30pm: Guided walk and talk
- 5.30pm – 7pm: Artist-led activities, music and picnic
- Duration: 0.5 hours walk (plus 1.5hrs artist-led activities, music & picnic)
- Distance: 1.3 miles
- Grading: Easy
- Terrain: The majority of this walk takes places on pavements however some pathways are slightly uneven and involve busy road crossings. At the beacon we will walk across a grassy area without a clear pathway.
- Access: One section near the start of this walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to some overgrown vegetation. However alternative directions can be provided to allow you to join us for the rest of the walk. Alternatively, you can meet us at the Beacon for the picnic and accompanying activities.
- Walk Leader: Jayshree Patel
View the walk route on Wikiloc (opens in new tab)
The nearest train station is at the start & end: C2C Purfleet Station
Purfleet Station is a 10 minute walk to the Beacon where this walks begins and ends.
44 – This bus stops on London Road near the start and end of the walk.
Parking can be found at Purfleet train station however there is a charge for this. Alternatively some nearby roads do not have restrictions.
Free parking is available at High House Production Park if you wish to park there and walk to the start, but please allow 30 minutes for this walk.
One section near the start of this walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to some overgrown vegetation. However alternative directions can be provided to allow you to join us for the rest of the walk. Alternatively, you can meet us at the Beacon for the picnic and accompanying activities.
Please note part of the walk is via busy Tank Hill Road and at times pathways are quite narrow however there are suitable road crossings.
Read the Covid Safety information here.
Face coverings are essential for the event. You will not have to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk but they must be worn if you wish to enter any indoor spaces at the park , use public toilets or are travelling via public transport.
READ MORE on walking safely
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.
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. T100 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 one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
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 unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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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