Outdoor Walks in Thurrock

Thurrock has a lot of country parks and green open spaces for you to enjoy, as well as walks along the Thames.

Getting out and about in your local area is a great way to stay active and happy.

We have featured some in Chafford Hundred, Purfleet, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, South Ockendon.

Essex Wildlife Trust Chafford Hundred Gorges Nature Park

Chafford Gorges is a 200 acre nature reserve built on three major chalk quarries. The entrance is on Drake Road, Chafford Hundred.

They have different coloured trails to suit different abilities, ranging from gentle to challenging.

There are some lovely lakes you can walk around, as well as the nature walks/trails and dogs are welcome, as long as they are kept on a lead.

For more information, please visit their Facebook Page

Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve Purfleet

Rainham Marshes is a beautiful place to go, whether for bird watching, a lovely walk, stunning views of the Thames, you will find them all here.

It is based in Purfleet and has a visitor centre, café, toilets, guided walks, car park, children’s play area and of course lots of different birds and nature for you to look at.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead and cycling is allowed as well.

You can find out lots more by visiting this web page

Thameside Nature Discovery Park

The Nature Park has superb views over Mucking Flats and Thames Estuary and also features an innovative visitor centre.

There are many different types of birds and wildlife to be found and even cattle grazing at certain times of the year!!

The nature trails take you around the park and can be accessed straight from the car park.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Thameside Nature Discovery Park is in Mucking, Stanford le Hope.

For more information, have a look at their Facebook Page

Belhus Woods Country Park

Belhus Woods is a diverse landscape of ancient woodland, grassland and lakes and covers Aveley and South Ockendon. The country park is very big and they have working woodlands there as well.

There are a lot of things you can do, fishing, walking, cycling. There is a children’s play area, visitors centre, picnic area and car park.

Dogs are allowed, please check either their FaceBook Page or this website for further information regarding opening times, car parking charges, fishing etc

There are a lot of lovely walks to be experienced in Thurrock, so why not try some of the ones we have mentioned. Keeping active is a big part of staying happy and healthy and can be a fun and exciting way to spend your day!

Our Care professionals and office staff love to visit some of these places just to relax, enjoy a day out with family and friends and of course, walking their dogs.

If you want to find out about the benefits of home care in Thurrock, have a look at our website where you will find lots of information.