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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Guided Walk – Langdon Hills
29th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
This 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
Find out more and book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-langdon-hills-tickets-62037307256
The walk starts at Westley Heights, Langdon Hills with an introduction to the Community Mapping project by Kinetika. This hidden gem straddling the Thurrock/Basildon boundary proves you can still lose yourself in a green open spaces place despite being so close to these urban centres. The walk will finish with a summary from Kinetika at Westely Heights.
- Registration for walk: 9:45 am
- Walk starts: 10:00am
- Meet: Westley Heights, High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU
- Walk ends: 1:00 pm
- Ends: Westley Heights, High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU
- Duration: 3 hours
- Distance: 4.3 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Walk leaders: TBC
Free Parking at Westley Heights, High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU
Train station at the start: Basildon (SS16 5XY)
Nearest bus stop: Garage Corner. 200/100 from Basildon, 100 from Grays
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.