Benfleet Station to Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Walk 29: Monday 26th July 2021

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Distance: 15 miles

We join the Thames Estuary Path today, with a side trip to the Wat Tyler Country Park too.

Afterwards, we walk through Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope.


To all walkers
There are two official meeting locations per day, one is at the start and the other is near the walk mid-point.
Mile numbers that the sections correspond to are next to the times below. Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand to avoid delaying the walk departure.

If you only wish to walk your one-mile stretch and walk along with the walking party as it comes through your section, please confirm this with the Project Coordinator who will be sending all walkers some detailed emails in the next few weeks. If you don’t receive any emails about the walks, please email

Please only attend the walks if you have booked.


Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand.

  • Start point 8AM: (Miles 420 -430) Bean ‘n’ Grove Coffee shop, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1NE
  • Mid point 1:30 PM: (Miles 431 – 435) The White Lion, Lion Hill, Fobbing, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 9JR
  • End point 3:30 – 4PM: Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Mucking Wharf Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0RN


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InspiralLondon are looking after this day of the programme under the direction of founder Charlie Fox.

InspiralLondon facilitates and curates artworks, research and interventions that interrogate the city and its hinterlands, with particular focus on: placemaking, experience culture and emotional capitalism, urban ecology and sustainable futures, community and well-being.

“Walking, a practice of on the ground mapping, allows us to imagine together other cities, different times, and worlds, as we confront the reality of our ever-changing metropoles.”  Charlie Fox

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Route: Walk 29

Mile Marker Map

Start points of walks are shown with bouncing markers. Click a marker to reveal what mile number it is and what day of the walk it occurs on.


 Please note: The routes and mile markers were mapped in February. It is possible that some changes will be needed before the walk itself takes place, for example because of temporary path closures, weather events, and tidal conditions. If there are changes, we will walk an alternative route that is as close as possible to the planned route, and keep the mile markers as close to the originals too. If route lines appear to stray off public rights of way, this will not happen in reality and route lines will be adjusted as more accurate information from walk leaders is available. ‘Miles’ at the start and end of days may be slightly more or less than one mile.

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