28th July 2021 10am-2pm
Starts & ends: Westley Heights
A Westley Heights circular guided walk. On arrival at the site we will be joined by Kinetika’s artistic director to discuss the dreaming pennants that have been created to represent individual dreams linked to miles around Langdon Hills.
We will then walk through the forestry of Langdon Hills country park focusing on the importance of maintaining forestry and the essential role public green spaces have played throughout lockdown.
Getting back to our roots, we will explore the natural landscape, its inhabitants and take in scenic views of the Land of the Fanns area; which stretches through Thurrock and beyond.
The day will end at lunch time, during which time an artist led workshop will take place encouraging us to reflect on our dreams for our local green spaces.
The visitor centre is planned to open in time for this walk but as this cannot be guaranteed walkers are advised to bring a picnic with them to enjoy and to check the website for updates. Langdon Nature Discovery Park | Essex Wildlife Trust (essexwt.org.uk)
- 9.45am: Meeting Point: Westley Heights Country Park, 1 Dry St, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 5LT (nb. This is the official address, but it takes you to the wrong place. It’s best to use the Miller and Carter postcode which is just at the end of the road. SS166HU then turn into the little lane just next to Miller and Carter, the building will be on your left and at the end of the lane you will arrive at the Westley Heights Car Park. )
- 10am: Welcome and pennant talk led by Ali Pretty
- 10.15am – 10.30am: Walk begins
- 1pm – 2pm: Picnic lunch and artist-led dreaming workshop
- 2pm: Event ends: Westley Heights Country Park, 1 Dry St, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 5LT
- Duration: 4 hours (including talk and lunch)
- Distance: 4.5 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Terrain: some marked footpaths but they can become muddy and slippery, some parts of the walk are slightly off of the main pathway in a forestry terrain, hilly.
View the walk route on Wikiloc (opens in new tab)
Parking can be found at Westley Heights Country Park.
This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Toilet facilities can be accessed at the start and end of the walk at Westley heights.
Read the Covid Safety information here.
Make sure you bring a picnic with you to enjoy during the day, and plenty to drink.
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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