Paglesham

The Roach Valley Way takes us by its namesake river to Rochford. From here we complete a loop into the Cherry Orchard Country Park and back to Rochford.

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Rochford

After a short inland start, we circumnavigate Barling Marsh on the southern side of the Roach estuary. Turning south, we skirt Gt Wakering before reaching the open sea.

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Shoeburyness

Straight along the coast, on the prom at Southend and past the seafood stalls at Leigh. Thames-side marshes take us to Benfleet where we then loop around Hadleigh Park.

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Canvey Island

From Benfleet station. Explore the many faces of Canvey – residential, holiday and industrial, with nature reclaiming the island’s western side.

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Benfleet

From Benfleet Station, up the tidal creek north of Canvey Island, we pass across marsh, landfill and railway – a low-lying landscape created and shaped by water. In collaboration with the InspiralLondon collective.

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Thurrock Thameside

There’s a visit to East Tilbury and a tour around ‘Bataville’ first, before heading to Horndon-on-the-Hill. We end with a part circuit of Langdon Hills, the highest ground of Beach of Dreams.

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South Ockendon

Visiting rewilded lands in Belhus before crossing the London boundary at Hornchurch Country Park. From here, we follow the London Loop through Rainham and beside the Thames.

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Purfleet-on-Thames

Almost a circular walk. The Mardyke is our companion at Davy Down. We then take three of the Chafford Gorges before passing the Kinetika studios on our return to Purfleet-on-Thames.

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Purfleet Beacon

Beside the Thames almost the whole way. There’s plenty of industry, but wilder patches too, as we cross under the QEII Bridge on our way to Grays.

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