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Fri 30 Mar (Good Friday) - Benfleet to Southend walk

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by zora, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  2. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    How can it be so cold on Friday? It's a beautiful spring day today.
     
  3. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Museum you say? Is that the heritage centre?

    I think I'm probably not going to be able to make it anyway unless this arthritis flare-up improves by then - I'm not actually able to walk at all right now so will probably just have to stay home and eat Easter eggs on my own :D
     
  4. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Tfl says I should get a train to Victoria, then District line to Barking, then train to Benfleet.
     
  5. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Where are you going from? There's probably a quicker route via *cough* West Ham.
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Bromley
     
  7. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Maggot

    Bromley South ---> Peckham Rye (20 mins) ---> Shadwell Overground (15 mins) walk to ---> Shadwell DLR (4 mins) ---> Limehouse (2 mins) ---> Benfleet (56 mins) = TOTAL (97 mins :thumbs:)

    Only bummer is that Limehouse trains at that time of day are slightly slower, adding an unnecessary 16 mins to the journey.
     
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  8. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Seems very quick, does that include waiting times?
     
  9. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    No, just travel.

    Eta: DLR and London Overground are pretty regular though, so you should be able to time most of the waiting out of that journey I'd have thought.
     
  10. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Vaguely thinking of coming along on this on Friday with new baby and partner but we have already done the bulk of this walk (Leigh on Sea to Southend) quite recently. Its a good walk and we capped it off with a visit to Southend pier. The weather forecast for Friday is a bit iffy though. Rain showers from dawn until dusk.
     
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  11. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    And again, new baby ??!! :cool:
     
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  12. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Benfleet to Leigh is quite different from Leigh to Southend, so you might appreciate that leg a bit more.
     
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  13. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    I am *really* looking forward to this. Good spring weather too, bright and bracing :)
     
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  14. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    OK have seen the rain forecast and still very much upferit. Stalwarts on the New Year walk will report that such conditions create much sogginess and good fun
     
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  15. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    That's the spirit! I'm very much in upferit mode too :thumbs:. Looks like there'll be a-bit-of-everything weather, so not just showers - though definitely wrap up! Plenty of potential for pit stops as well - even the most isolated spot, Hadleigh Castle, has a tea room should we require it's services (though we may just want to go catch the tide at fairly nearby Leigh).

    There are also bottle-out points at Leigh, Chalkwell, and Westcliff-on-Sea (we follow the route of the train line basically) if anyone's feeling like too much of a drip ;).
     
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  16. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    got tickets \o/

    I think I might wear even more waterproof boots this time.
     
  17. zora

    zora true to the crab

    I'm packing my sunglasses! :cool:
    Just about to head off to Southend now - don't be alarmed if you don't see alsoknownas and me on the train tomorrow, we're coming from the other direction!
     
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  18. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    We're heading into Essex also today to acclimatise in preparation for tomorrow. ;)

    Really looking forward to seeing everyone and having a good walk whatever the weather. :cool:
     
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  19. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Sorry to hear about the arthritis flare up, scifisam, I hope it improves soon. See you another time! x
     
  20. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I've just had a nightmare day at work, so might not come tomorrow. Will let you know in the morning.
     
  21. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    London types - is the plan still the 10:25 train from Fenchurch Street?
     
  22. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    Yep, think so! That's what I'm going for.
     
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  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I'm bringing a golf umbrella :hmm:
     
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  24. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Might be a good idea. Looks like the afternoon might be soggy :mad:
     
  25. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Zorb ball?

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  26. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    What time do you think we'd expect to be back in London all things considered?
     
  27. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Well depending on whether we march on through, or linger longer, I reckon we'll be at the Railway Hotel at around 5pm or so. So then it's just how long peeps want to hang out at the (admittedly rather good) pub.

    So check the last trains then ;).
     
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  28. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Talking of trains - there is the option of returning to London via Southend Victoria, which runs on a different line to Stratford and Liverpool Street. Though, obvs. this would mean getting two singles, rather than a return (plus that line is slightly more expensive for some reason).
     
  29. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Me too!
     
  30. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Oops. Drunk friends have turned up at our house at midnight.

    However I am still aiming to be there for the 10.25 at Fenchurch!
     

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