Festival walks

Each year Footprints of London holds Festivals that celebrate London.

Our next festival is our Footprints of London River Walks Festival.:

Festival walks

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sat, 20 Jan

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A whole day of walking and history with Jenni and Rob, following the course of the River Fleet from springs on Hampstead Heath, to the Thames near Blackfriars

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Wed, 31 Jan

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Sat, 3 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Wed, 21 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Sat, 24 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Wed, 7 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames – Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London’s own New Town

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Sat, 10 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames – Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London’s own New Town

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Wed, 21 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Sat, 24 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Wed, 18 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Sat, 21 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.

To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula

Wed, 2 May

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks

To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula

Sat, 5 May

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks

Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex

Wed, 23 May

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts – first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened

Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex

Sat, 26 May

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts – first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened

Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury

Wed, 6 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930’s, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames

Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury

Sat, 9 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930’s, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Wed, 20 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island – walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Sat, 23 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island – walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood

To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea

Wed, 4 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle – with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable

To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea

Sat, 7 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle – with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable

Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness

Wed, 18 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob’s walks along the Thames – ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness – where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach

Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness

Sat, 21 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob’s walks along the Thames – ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness – where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach

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