Dracula, outdoor art, concrete barges, an ace nature reserve, industrial sculpture, history and heritage, all accompanied by the mighty Thames as it makes its way to the sea. The walk can be divided into two halves of roughly 5 miles each at Purfleet station.
Song to get you in the mood or to sing on the walk
Since this walk follows national cycle route 13 for much of the way it has to be Billy Bragg’s homage to the A13
A unique walk full of surprises, mainly along the banks of the Thames. Pedants should note that the start point is historically part of Essex, although it has been legally in London for some years. This is a walk of two halves. The first has been carefully way-marked and surfaced by local councils, with interpretive signs at regular intervals. The second half is a lot less developed but in many ways more exciting.
A bit of difficult navigation near Purfleet Station, This can be a lonely walk. Take a friend if this concerns you
Public toilets: At the RSPB visitor centre (only when the centre is open)
Date researched: December 2013