Step 1: Welcome to the East Tilbury to Stanford-Le-Hope section of the Thames Estuary Path, which begins at East Tilbury train station.
Step 2: The Thames Estuary Path is a 30 mile route from Tilbury to Southend, taking you past Thameside Forts, ancient Churches, through Thames Marshes and along the sea wall overlooking internationally important marshes and mudflats.
Step 3: All Thames Estuary Path walks are shadowed by the C2C railway line, making it extremely accessible by train. Trains run between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street, via Southend, Basildon and more local stations.
Step 4: This section follows mostly well-kept tracks through quiet natural open spaces. You’ll pass by Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Flats and Mucking Church.
Step 5: When you’re ready, let’s head out. Exit the train station onto Princess Margaret Avenue and turn right.
Step 6: At the median island, cross carefully to the opposite side of the road and continue to the right.