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7. Canvey Island ramble with lunch on the sea front

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External paved area by main entrance to Benfleet Railway Station

South Benfleet

Benfleet

SS7 1NE

United Kingdom

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Canvey Island ramble with lunch on the sea front

Fri 12th July 10.15am-5.15pm

Walk 7 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table

A varied ramble taking in sites of historical significance on Canvey Island, briefly explaining the area’s development and residential occupation, and offering views of the estuary, mudflats and industrial landscapes. Particular reference will be made to the unique local music heritage, particularly to what has become known as ‘Thames Delta Blues’.


Schedule

  • Meet: External paved area by main entrance to Benfleet Railway Station, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1NE. (NB For earlier breakfast and beverages, there is a cafe at rear of station)

  • 10.15 am: Registration

  • 10.30 am: Walk starts

  • 12.00 noon: Canvey Club on High Street, stop for drink, music (TBC) & use facilities

  • 1.00 pm: Arrive Eastern Esplanade for lunch stop. Seafront catering options, picnic benches and amusements

  • 2.45 pm: Possible stop for drink & to use facilities in the Lobster Smack Pub/Holehaven Point

  • 3:45 pm: Visit with the curator of the Dutch Cottage Museum, Canvey Road

  • 5-5:15 pm: Walk ends

  • End point: Return to Benfleet Station.Post-walk refreshments can be enjoyed at the Barge Gladys, Ferry Road, Benfleet Creek


Walk Info

  • Duration: 7 hours

  • Distance: Approx 11 miles

  • Grading: Easy

  • Terrain: Mainly pavements and footpaths across flat terrain, including accessing the sea wall path which incorporates occasional short flights of steps. As a result, the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. Also, unavoidably, some of the route is on a pathway alongside a busy road and a couple of busy roads must be crossed.

  • Walk Leader: Phil Easteal

All T100 walks are free to join.


Route Map

https://www.wikiloc.com/walking-trails/canvey-island-ramble-36112184

Travel

Train

Nearest train station at the start/end: C2C Benfleet, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1NE

Bus

There are bus stops on Ferry Road adjacent to Benfleet railway station.

Parking

Parking: NCP car park at Benfleet Station and nearby Council School Lane car park (600 spaces)

Accessibility

The terrain is mainly pavements and footpaths across flat terrain, including accessing the sea wall path which incorporates occasional short flights of steps. As a result, the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. Also, unavoidably, some of the route is on a pathway alongside a busy road and a couple of busy roads must be crossed.

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 this walk doesn't suit you, there is probably another one that will.

Please note:
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.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

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.

Photos/ filming

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.

Flyer

Download the flyer for T100 2019 ‘Welcome to the Kitchen Table’ here: http://thurrock100.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/T1002019_flyer_lockup_2000px.jpg

See all T100 walks here:

http://thurrock100.com/2019-walks

T100 2019 flyer

Data Collection

Kinetika is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and as a funding condition we are asked to collect participant data. The data we collect is anonymised and used for evaluation and monitoring purposes only, and will never be passed on to a third party. We will retain this data for no longer than 4 years.

We require your name and email address but only to communicate with you in connection with the event. We hate junk mail and would never sell your address or bombard you with emails. We don’t want our data collection questions to feel intrusive so you are either not required to answer or we include a prefer not to say option.

Photo Credit

Event image is by Mike Johnston

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United Kingdom

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