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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Guided Walk – Bulphan and the Fens
May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This circular walk is part of the Land of the Fanns ‘Community Mapping – 100 Stories project’ led by Kinetika, which, with local communities, will identify and celebrate 100 stories gathered in response to the Land of the Fanns landscape areas, and make 100 silk flags using Kinetika’s batik silk painting process. The project will culminate in a 100 Stories Walking/Arts festival in Summer 2020.
The walk route has been devised by local volunteers to inspire stories, memories and responses and during the walk we invite you to do any or all of the following
- Enjoy the walk, meet people, connect with Land of the Fanns and get to know the area if you are new to it
- Think about your personal connections to the landscape en route
- Share stories about the area
- Capture stories or themes through informal writing and drawing activities
- Record the experience through taking photos on smart phones or cameras
Read more and book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3-bulphan-and-the-fens-tickets-62037492811
The walk starts at The Dog and Partridge with an introduction to the Community Mapping project by Kinetika. This area makes up the main central farmland plain of the Land of the Fanns. It is cut by a grid-iron pattern of straight country roads with hidden villages at Little Warley, West Horndon and Bulphan. With a strong but surprising sense of place, the area retains an air of mystery and vulnerability. The walk will finish with a summary from Kinetika at The Dog and Partridge.
- Registration for walk: 1:45pm
- Walk starts: 2:00 pm
- Meet: The Dog and Partridge, Brentwood Rd, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HU
- Walk ends: 5:00 pm
- Ends: The Dog and Partridge, Brentwood Rd, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HU
- Duration: 3 hours
- Distance: TBC
- Grading: Moderate
- Walk leaders: Denise Wakeling
Free Parking at The Dog and Partridge, Brentwood Rd, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HU
The nearest train station at the start and end of the walk: West Horndon (CM13 3TZ) approximately 3.5 mile walk to The Dog and Partridge
Nearest bus stop: Recreation Ground. 265/565 approximately a 1 mile walk to the Dog and Partridge.
These walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and other mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.
About the Land of the Fanns Community Mapping Project
The 100 Stories programme will work with local communities and individuals of all ages across the Land of the Fanns area to identify and celebrate 100 stories gathered in response to the Land of the Fanns landscape areas, and make 100 silk flags using Kinetika’s batik silk painting process. The project will culminate in a 100 Stories Walking/Arts festival in Summer 2020. Alongside the community mapping and arts festival will be a creative skills training programme including interpreting the landscape through art, creative writing, filming, photography and walk leader training.