Author Topic: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays  (Read 447 times)

cpjmathieson

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[TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« on: 09:54:09, 30/01/21 »
Mondays local walk from Purfleet to Grays, bleak and industrial but loads of history. Can't wait to be able to get walks in somewhere nice once this lockdown is done!
See blog below for all the pics and info,History and GPX,viewranger files.


https://myadventures3.blogspot.com/2021/01/thames-path-walk-purfleet-to-grays-25th.html










































Jac

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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #1 on: 10:02:57, 30/01/21 »
Bleak, industrial yes but what a fascinating set of photos.
Some of the huge machinery is truly amazing sculpturally and I wonder what on earth it does but particularly I love the the rope swings from the overhead jetty - kids will find fun anywhere.
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cpjmathieson

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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #2 on: 10:05:47, 30/01/21 »
Bleak, industrial yes but what a fascinating set of photos.
Some of the huge machinery is truly amazing sculpturally and I wonder what on earth it does but particularly I love the the rope swings from the overhead jetty - kids will find fun anywhere.
Graffiti - love it or loathe it - discuss
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Slowcoach

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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #3 on: 11:56:29, 30/01/21 »
Great photos. I used to visit the Esso terminal at Purfleet which used to get the fuel for distribution by road tankers delivered by ship. The area along the river bank and sea wall was as you said bleak but full of history.
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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #4 on: 13:32:16, 30/01/21 »
Nice photos of an industrial landscape.
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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #5 on: 19:53:58, 31/01/21 »
Used to regularly travel through the Dartford Tunnel when I was (a lot) younger.  I seem to recall my parents challenging me to see if I could hold my breath all the way through it  ;D


Not a fan of industrial landscapes but, like you say, the history can be fascinating  O0
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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #6 on: 20:50:29, 04/02/21 »
Even the industrial landscapes look good in the sunshine...The Spitfire is a beauty .  O0
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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #7 on: 12:22:01, 05/02/21 »
Great photos and local landscapess  O0   

The industrial vistas make a change and add much of interest. Like most places, graffiti is a mixed bag, some of the murals are most artistic, others not so much. I agree with the spitfire comment - fantastic!.

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Re: [TR] Thames path: Purfleet to Grays
« Reply #8 on: 20:09:54, 21/02/21 »
Some great pics. Brings back memories of a trip on a friend's boat down this stretch of the Thames some years ago.