FAQs

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This page is for people who have questions about participating in the Beach of Dreams project.
Information on the activities available, and the project, can be found via the buttons below.

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How do I select a mile?

Each day of the 500 mile walk has its own page,  and a booking form for the one-mile sections that occur on it.  The booking forms are at the bottom of the walk pages.
For example,  to book a mile on the Jaywick walk you would  go to the Jaywick walk page, find the mile number on the map (all the one-mile markers show their numbers when clicked), and fill in the form at the bottom of the page specifying the number. Once a mile is booked it disappears as a choice on the form, so it can’t be booked twice.

If a mile is not listed on the form, then it has already been booked by someone else.

If there is no booking form at the bottom of the walk page, all miles have been taken and the bookings closed.

If you booked your mile via the form but didn’t receive a confirmation email, it is likely that you entered your email address incorrectly. In this case please contact info@beachofdreams.co.uk

Can I change my mile?

Please be careful when making your selection that you are choosing the right mile.  If an incorrect mile is booked by mistake, please book the correct mile you want and email us on info@beachofdreams.co.uk to restore the incorrect choice for someone else to select.

I’m booked on a walk. What is the start time/ location?

Please check the individual walk pages for this information.

Can I only walk my mile?

That’s fine! Check the individual walk pages for the most convenient entry location/ time for the walk and meet us there. For example you may want to get there early, bring a picnic and sit down to wait for the group. You can leave the walk whenever you want – just let the walk leader know.  If you have already booked a mile, you will be asked to confirm where you would like to join the walk for that day.  Expect to receive an email about this soon.

Can I bring friends and/or family?

Once the main booking numbers are confirmed, we will be able to allocate any spare places. We are obligated to limit numbers for the walks due to restrictions imposed by Covid19, but we will release spare places if we can.

Can I bring my dog on the walk?

Yes, but please keep it on a lead when with the group. Our insurance policy does not extend to include any form of liability arising from the actions of a pet that a participant may take on a walk.

What if I’m ill or I can’t come on the day?

Please contact info@beachofdreams.co.uk as soon as possible or call 01708 202846

I haven’t selected a mile or submitted anything – can I just come and join a walk?

We are obligated to limit numbers for the walks due to restrictions imposed by Covid19, so unfortunately we are only able to allow people with a pre-booked place to join the walk.

Someone else has booked the mile I would like. Can I join a waiting list in case it becomes available?

We have 500 miles of route from Lowestoft to Tilbury so if your first choice is not available why not choose the next one along? No waiting lists will be created until all 500 one-mile sections of the route have been taken.

How do I submit my photos, writing and drawing?

*The deadline for submitting content for the story map has passed, so please be aware that any images or words sent in now may not be used.*

A link is emailed to everyone who has registered their mile on the website, directing them to the upload form.  Please use this method of upload if possible, it helps us keep track of all the submissions.  For reference the link is here: UPLOAD FORM

When will my submitted work show up on the map?

The new story map will launch the week before the walk begins, so keep a look out for announcements on social media.

When will I be able to see my finished pennant?

In Lowestoft, all 500 pennants will be displayed on the beach as a special installation for First Light Solstice Celebration on 26th & 27th June, just before the 500 mile journey begins.
More info about the first big flag installation
The pennants will be displayed all together at other special events along the route such as in Harwich 9th July and Tilbury 1st Aug.
You can also see it on your own one-mile stretch of the journey.

Who do the silk pennants belong to when the project has ended? Can I keep one?

The pennants will remain with Kinetika, the company who made them, and who created the Beach of Dreams project.  All 500 flags need to remain together as a set, a record of the 500 places along the journey.  If you would like to make your own, silk is available for purchase in the Kinetika online shop.

I have access needs – who can I speak to?

Please email Sarah on info@beachofdreams.co.uk if you have any questions or need information in an alternative format.

Are any sections of the walk suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs?

The route sections along roads and pavements in built-up areas are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The route sections along coastal paths and in the more remote areas where we will be walking over fields and uneven ground, are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. If you have a question about a particular route, please contact us to ask: info@beachofdreams.co.uk

How are you ensuring Beach of Dreams is Covid-Safe?

Please refer to our page on Beach of Dreams Covid-safety

Have another question?

Please contact us on info@beachofdreams.co.uk

 

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