New society walk details.

Sunday 3rd August 2014

*There is to be a walk of the CLR track bed starting and ending at the Bull public house in

Start and finish here
Start and finish here

Church Lane, Corringham from 11am.  *Until further notice, the walk will head out onto the marshes using footpaths 143 and 216 to Ironlatch between DP World Gates 2 and 3.

Ironlatch and beyond
Trackbed route towards Ironlatch

Walkers will have the chance to carry on to Coryton station platform which is still there and can be seen today.

Coryton station platform
Coryton station platform

A detailed history of the CLR, Coryton, the village and it’s connection to the area including its role during both wars will be given also. An outline of the Societies plans for the remaining sections of the trackbed, along with the CLR book written and produced by Peter Kay will be also be available on the day. (£10)

Peter Kay's book
Peter Kay’s book

While you walk around the track bed you will be able to view the nature that has made this forgotten line their home. The Society is planning to work with the new owners of the Peg to transform the area for cyclists and walkers alike that have used the track bed as a cut through from Corringham and Fobbing to the Manorway in the past, which was exactly what workers from the refineries did after the closure of the line until only a few years ago when the line became impassable and overgrown. We simply want to enhance that route again for anyone to use and enjoy the nature there.

Just one of the many animals seen along the route.
Just one of the many animals seen along the route. A water vole.

When we return to the Bull pub you then have the choice to either have a lunch or enjoy a refreshing pint. Members of the committee will be available to talk with anyone who requires any information. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at the Bull public house on the day.

NB, if anyone is interested in joining a dusk walk of the track bed then please leave a message below.

There will be a short booklet produced by the Society to explain certain areas of interest along the walk as well with the history tour. If we are able to walk the full route then this booklet will be updated to include Coryton station too.

Beer garden, free to use.
Beer garden, free to use.

The Bull public house has a beer garden at the back and, we are allowed to park in the car park which is shared with the fishing lake, don’t forget.

Considering the garden, we will look at staying for a drink after the walk to talk about the future of the Society and if anyone would like to become a member, etc.DSC00055

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