RiverWalks

Footprints of London River Walks Festival 2016

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From the Roman era to the present day London has relied on its rivers for life, trade, transport and recreation.

This September the Footprints of London guides have teamed up with Totally Thames Festival to celebrate the many and varied roles that rivers have played in the story of London.

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Walks cost £12 each (£9 concessions), or for £45 you can buy a great value season ticket valid for all the walks in our River Walks Festival – see http://riverwalksfestivalseasonticket.eventbrite.co.uk for details

festival walks

To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula

Sat, 24 Jun

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, 5 Jul

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, 8 Jul

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 to Stanford Le Hope

Wed, 19 Jul

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 to Stanford Le Hope

Sat, 22 Jul

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, 30 Aug

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, 2 Sep

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 City Bridges

Sat, 2 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.

Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type

Sun, 3 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Tue, 5 Sep

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

River to Riches

Tue, 5 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Wed, 6 Sep

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

Tidemarks from the Pool

Wed, 6 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Thu, 7 Sep

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

Tue, 12 Sep

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

Tidemarks from the Pool

Tue, 12 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

River to Riches

Wed, 13 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Thu, 14 Sep

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

Tue, 19 Sep

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 Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea

Wed, 27 Sep

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

The City Bridges

Fri, 29 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.

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

Sat, 30 Sep

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

Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type

Sat, 30 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith

Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness

Wed, 11 Oct

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, 14 Oct

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

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sun, 29 Oct

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

These events are part of Totally Thames that runs from 1-30 September 2016.
www.totallythames.org/

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