As part of Lucy Harrison's 'Canvey Guides' project this audio guide was produced for free download, or for hire as a portable player from Canvey Library.
ABOUT THE AUDIO GUIDE
There are three walks which you can download separately, each divided into several tracks. Each of the walks goes from Canvey Library to Canvey Heights Country Park (and the same routes on the way back), via anecdotes and offbeat information provided by Canvey residents. They are designed to be used while walking around Canvey, and after downloading can be put onto iPods or burned onto CDs.
The main walk was narrated by local actor Roy Blackwell and recorded at Big Noise Studios, Rochford (right). It was edited and produced by Lucy Harrison. Individual contributions were written and narrated by the local residents as credited on the audio guide.
The audio is uploaded as 'zipped' audio files and should unzip to produce a folder of various tracks. If it doesn't work please email Lucy who may or may not be able to solve your problem!
Click on the links below to start downloading the zipped files. Download the introduction and the map first, then your choice of the 3 walks, there and back, presented below. Either burn the audio files to a CD or import them into your itunes library.
1. INTRODUCTION & CREDITS- click here to start download (1.6MB) Please download this for all the walks. Includes important information about the audio guide.
2. MAP of the walks- download an A4 PDF here. (1.5MB) For directions to Canvey from elsewhere please use www.multimap.co.uk
3. COMING BACK: DOWNLOAD THE INTRODUCTION FOR THE WAY BACK (372KB)
4. Then your choice of three walks. All three end with 'Canvey Heights' which includes Chris Fenwick recounting a childhood with Lee Brilleaux, Margaret Payne looking at the train coming from Leigh-on-sea, and George Beecham talking about his walks around Canvey.
Don't forget to download a walk for the way back! You could choose 2 different routes.
NUMBER ONE: VIA RAINBOW ROAD
This route is the shortest and most direct way of getting to Canvey Heights, going via Rainbow Road and past Small Gains playing field.
NUMBER TWO: VIA THE HIGH STREET
All the way along the High Street, meets the sea wall near the Point. Mostly residential areas with a range of information provided by local residents
NUMBER THREE: VIA THE SEAFRONT AND THE POINT
The longest and most scenic route, all the way along the sea wall with an optional detour to Thorney Bay
For problems or questions please email Lucy Harrison
SMALL PRINT: Of course, the makers of this audio guide, or the contributors, cannot be held responsible for any difficulties you get into while using this audio guide to walk around Canvey. Please listen to the introduction which includes important information. You should as always be careful of traffic and leave with enough time to return before dark. Most of the walks go along pathways but at times (especially walks 2 and 3) they may go along more uneven surfaces and may sometimes be muddy. Wear appropriate footwear for walking. Please note that there are currently no toilets or other facilities at Canvey Heights, so ensure you make sensible stops along the way. In other words, use your common sense and take all usual precautions for a day's walking. Although we have made these audio recordings available for free, the copyright stays with Lucy Harrison and the contributors and any requests for broadcast, duplication or other use should kindly be made to Lucy Harrison. Enjoy!