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

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Wed, 3 May

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, 6 May

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, 17 May

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, 20 May

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, 7 Jun

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, 10 Jun

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, 21 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

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

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

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

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

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

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