9. Chalkwell to Southchurch Hall via the sea-front

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Chalkwell Esplanade, below Chalkwell Station

The Ridgeway



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Chalkwell to Southchurch Hall via the sea-front ending with a shared picnic

Sun 14th July 9.45 am-12 pm

Walk 9 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table

Assembling on the promenade below Chalkwell Station, we will be walking towards Southend, enjoying views of the estuary and the longest pleasure pier in the world. There will be opportunity to buy a famous Rossi’s from the seafront ice-cream parlour.

We pass the cliff lift, a century old funicular, which clings to the hillside on our left and Adventure Island on our right. We continue on under the pier and along the golden mile as far as the grand, Grade II Kursaal building.

Here we leave the seafront and have a short walk towards Southchurch Hall, a Grade I listed Medieval Manor House for a short talk by Mrs Volante (ne. Rossi), a shared picnic and a chance to share stories and drawings.


  • Meet: Chalkwell Esplanade, below Chalkwell Station, The Ridgeway, Chalkwell, Essex, SS0 8PX

  • 9.45 am: Registration

  • 10.00 am: Walk starts

  • 12.00 pm: Walk ends at (including a Rossi, refreshment stop on route) at Southchurch Hall, Park Ln, Southend-on-Sea SS1

  • 2.00/3.00 pm: Shared picnic

Walk Info

  • Duration: 2 hours walk, 3-4 hours including picnic

  • Distance: Approx 3.2 miles

  • Grading: Easy

  • Terrain: This walk is on promenade and pavement.

  • Walk leaders: Sally Chinea and Hazel Huber

All T100 walks are free to join.

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Nearest train station at the start: Chalkwell Station, The Ridgeway, Chalkwell, Essex, SS0 8PX

Nearest train station at the end: Southend East Station, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2QY


Car parks at the start:

  • Chalkwell Park Station - no parking.

  • Roadside parking a distance beyond the double yellow lines around the station.

  • Seafront £2.30 for 2hrs, free after 6.00 p.m.

  • JustPark is available.

Car parks at the end:


This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lifts and ramps are available at all inclines.

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.


Download the flyer for T100 2019 ‘Welcome to the Kitchen Table’ here:

See all T100 walks here:

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 Sally Chinea

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