Photograph the Thames Path from Erith to the River Darent

29 September 2019

11:00 - 15:00

Erith Station
Stonewood Road
United Kingdom

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RPS Members and Non-members£0.00 

This month the London Naturally Group will explore and photograph the far south-eastern end of the Thames Path. We will walk from Erith to the mouth of the River Darent and then continue through the marshes to end the walk in Slade Green. Distance just over four miles.

We meet at Erith Station, a short walk from the riverside. Here we'll take a stroll to the end of Erith Pier – the longest pier in London – before setting off along the Thames Path. After detouring round an industrial estate we'll be walking along the top of a flood embankment through the Erith saltmarshes with views across the mudflats to Rainham Marshes on the other side of the estuary. There's plenty to photograph along here including sweeping views of the estuary, boats and sea birds.

The Thames Path ends when we reach the mouth of the River Darent. There's no way to cross this so we will continue through the marshes, beside the Darent, before turning along a path to bring us to the end of the walk at Slade Green Station.

Although not far from civilisation, the marshes are a remote area with no roads or shops. Please ensure that you bring water with you. You might also want to consider bringing a snack to keep your energy up. There's unfortunately nowhere for post-walk refreshment close to the station in Slade Green, although there is a supermarket.

Image:  Erith Pier  (c) Jen Pedler

Cancellation policy

This event is free but bookings are necessary because numbers are limited . If you book a place but subsequently find you are unable to come, please let us know so that your place can be allocated to someone on the waiting list.

Hearing and access requirements

Most of the walk will be on rough, unsurfaced paths, so please make sure you wear appropriate footwear. Also please remember to bring a drink to keep you hydrated.

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