Stanford-le-Hope to Thameside Nature Park
Stanford-le-Hope to Thameside Nature Discovery Park
Imagination Our Nation
26th July 2021 2.30-5.30pm
Starts & ends: Stanford-le-Hope Station
A nature-filled walk from Stanford-le-hope with a stop at the Thameside Nature Discovery Park for afternoon tea.
The Thameside Nature Discovery Park is built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary, with a stunning and innovative visitor centre. The site has great birdwatching, insect watching and ship watching!
The discovery park will be providing tea and cake for walkers to accompany their talk about the site in line with the dreaming theme.
After lunch the walk returns to Stanford-le-hope station.
This walk joins Beach of Dreams walk 29 as it arrives at the nature reserve.
- 2.15pm : Meeting point: C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station, London Road, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0JX
- 2.30pm: Walk begins
- 3.30pm: Arrival at Discovery Park
- 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Afternoon tea and talks
- 4.30pm – 5.30pm: Return walk
- 5.30pm Event Ends: C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station
- Duration: 3 hours (including lunch)
- Distance: 4.5 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Terrain: Pavements and walk ways in parts although some are quite narrow. Lots of this walk is on grassland which may be uneven especially as we get closer to the nature reserve.
- The walk is not accessible for wheelchairs or push chairs and sensible footwear is essential. No open toe sandals.
- Walk Leaders: Gemma Ager
View the walk route on Wikiloc (opens in new tab)
Nearest train station at the start & end: C2C Stanford-le-Hope Train Station, London Road, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0JX
Parking can be found at Stanford Le Hope Station (C2C) (ncp.co.uk)
Parking is also available at Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church, Southend Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0PF
This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Toilet facilities are available at the end of the route, at the discovery park.
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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