Thurrock 100 Festival of Walking

Brief route modification Notes

Walk 1 Ockendon

(formally Route 6)

v5.x 24/06/2015 Drop Shaw Academy, Include Ockendon Community Hub and Davy Down

v4.x Drop Dilkes Park, Pass by Davy Down, Reinstate Mardyke Way+FP136, Retain New L.Belhus Park Note 10.8miles excluding deviation to Shaw Primary Academy

v3.x Cannot loop Grangewaters: Permissive path temporarily closed/gates kept locked

v2.x Mardyke section too long/include New Little Belhus Park, Dilkes Park, Davey Down


Walk 2 Horndon, Orsett, Bulphan

(formally Route 4)

v5.x Reverse order now start at Horndon, Finish at Bulphan

v4.x Fix on route omitting Old Harrow Inn. Omit loop of Horndon Rec in this case. Add milestones

v3.x Contingency diversion if FP160 closed at derelict Harrow Inn. Omit loop of Horndon Rec in this case.

v2.x Reorder to include longer metalled surfaces before mud paths


Walk 3 Grays to Purfleet along River

(formally Route 5)

v3.x 25/05/2015 Drop visit to Tank Hill Gunners plaque. Visit St Clements Church instead



Walk 4 Stanford le Hope, Mucking, Corringham, Fobbing

(formally Route 8)

8/5/2015 replace missing title and labels on map

v3.x Re-route to use Port road bridge. Reduce extra length by: use new bridleway, simplify in Mucking Reserve and use sluice gate exit ie Thames Estuary Path

v0.x First draft


Walk 5 Chafford Hundred N&S Stifford

(formally Route 7)

v6.x Visit Gorge at start as school ceremony is now before the walk starts

v5.x Minor adjustments of some off-street sections to follow visible paths

v4.x Dont do loop of N Stifford Cricket field

v3.x permissive path closed, other rail crossing not, revert.

v2.x Avoid closed rail crossing FP, use permissive path instead. Non approved access to Lakeside rail FP



Walk 6 E & W Tilbury

(formally Route 3)

Date changed to Tuesday 14th

v2.x Include E Tilb school, exclude visit to Bata factory site



Walk 7 Little Thurrock, Blackshots, Orsett Heath

(formally Route 10)

v4.x Refreshments at Ship, Dock Rd and Fox, Orsett Heath

v3.x Start at TFFC, Reverse direction to get to school in good time with this start

v2.x use permissive path from Fairfield and re-route to avoid Traveller dogs, miss Orsett Village



Walk 8 Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary

(formally Route 2)

v6.x 25/05/2015 Do not use ungated rail crossing,Use Brennan and Fort Rd instead, Now do Fort Loop first so Gateway Acad. can do this

v5.x Parking, Start&Finish at Gateway Academy, milestones adjusted accordingly

v4.x Parking, Start and finish at Cruise Terminal, Drop Rail Station, show milestones

v3.x Bridge/Subway to cross Docks Rd to use woods

v2.x Gateway Acad replaces St Marys Primary, use rail crossing to avoid retracing steps



Walk 9 Aveley & Belhus Park

(formally Route 9)

v4.x Parking, Start and Finish at Belhus Park Leisure Centre. Add milestones

Date changed to Friday 17th

v3.x Minor changes to routes within country parks to conform to apparent paths

V2.x incorporate Kennington Park & more of Belhus Park to E of M25, Drop Davey Down



Walk 10 Grays Town & Stifford Clays

(formally Route 1)

v2.x Return route between Grays Town Park and Grays Beach changed