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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Guided Walk – Thorndon Country Park
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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/4-thorndon-country-park-tickets-62037590102
The walk starts at Thorndon Country Park South with an introduction to the Community Mapping project by Kinetika. The walk begins by traversing through Thorndon South’s open parkland past where the old Thorndon Hll would have stood and up to Pidgen Mount. The Old Thorndon Pastures that link South and North offer incredible views across the Fanns and as far as London. The walk then continues through Thorndon North’s beautiful woodlands before looping back towards the South again. The walk will finish with a summary from Kinetika at All Saints Church, East Horndon where there will be a chance to look inside the Church; from here it’s a few minutes’ walk back to Thorndon Country Park South.
- Registration for walk: 9:45am
- Walk starts: 10:00am
- Meet: Thorndon South, Arterial Road, Brentwood, CM13 3LW
- Walk ends: 1:00 pm
- Ends: Thorndon South, Arterial Road, Brentwood, CM13 3LW
- Duration: 3 hours
- Distance: 5.1 miles
- Grading: Moderate
- Walk leaders: Frankie Carpenter
Paid Parking at Thorndon South, Arterial Road, Brentwood, CM13 3LW
The nearest train station at the start and end of the walk: West Horndon (CM13 3TZ) approximately 2.1 mile walk to Thorndon South.
Nearest bus stop: Thorndon Coutnry Park. 48/49/481/565
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.