Thames Estuary Trail: A walk round the end of the world by Tom King
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Published 30 May 2021 - copies will be mailed from this date
A new 20th anniversary festival edition of Thames Estuary Trail: A walk round the end of the world, by Tom King. With new introduction and three new chapters. This book is a limited edition, released as part of Estuary 2021.
The Thames Estuary coastline as a continuous walk was originally described by writer and avid walker, Tom King in 2001. A search for unexplored, un-walked landscapes around the world, brought Tom right back to his doorstep in Essex, where he realised that one of the greatest unwritten walks was right under his nose.
The original book maps the walk around "the unfashionable end of the Thames" and along the way captures the people, the histories, the frustrations and the magnetic beauty of the place that once you are introduced to, keeps you coming back.
Much has changed over 20 years and much has remained just as compelling and enigmatic as when Tom first captured it.
Estuary 2021 has partnered with Tom and the Thames Estuary Growth Board to publish this second edition which extends the walk from Sheppey (where the original book ends) to walk the final part of the estuary coastline to Margate.
The book is the first, and to date, the only one that describes the entire estuary coastline as an epic 107 mile walk.
It will be launched on Sunday 30 May from the iconic Southend Pier, with readings and an accompanied walk led by Tom.
The book has been designed by Baxter and Bailey and includes a selection of stunning photography by Jonathan Juniper.