Wild things to do in Thurrock
THURROCK: swim a desert island, cycle riverside with parakeets, walk to watch seals
LOWER HORSE, HOLE HAVEN CREEK
Paddle board or kayak to desert island.
Knowledge of the tide and extremely dangerous currents necessary. Find Lobster Smack, Haven Rd, SS8 0NR, Canvey (51.511387, 0.55346847) and walk, kayak or paddle board from the sea wall ramp north west/right 1 mile around Hole Haven Creek. Best 1hr before high tide.
Walk wild coast path to see seals.
Find car park at Coalhouse Fort, Princess Margaret Rd, East Tilbury, Tilbury RM18 8PB (51.465364, 0.43071985), walk left/north along the sea wall path, and keep eye out for paths that leads over marsh to the water’s edge.
Cycle with squawking parakeets – sometimes feels like a trip down the Amazon.
Find Harrow Road,Upminster, RM14 3RL (51.541214, 0.33851087) to access the path east, onto the 10-mile bridleway, and 10 minutes to reach deep water.