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Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames to Stanford Le Hope
Sat, July 22, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM BST
This is the ninth in a series of walks along the Thames from London to the sea.
This walk starts at the Essex village of East Tilbury. In the 1930s the Czech footwear firm BATA opened a factory in the village, a striking modernist design inspired in part by Bauhaus ideas. Workers accomodation a school and a cinema were also built. The factory was closed down in 2005 but is now a conservation area, and we'll take a look at it on the walk.
The walk then heads to the river passing Coalhouse Fort - a defensive structure dating back to 1402.
We will then walk along the river wall across Mucking Flats - an area of marshland popular with wildfowl with views of passing ships and oil refineries.
The walk finishes at Stanford Le Hope station.
The walk is 7 miles in total.