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Trail of the Blue Porcupine – towards the Watery (H)edges of Gravesend

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hydrodetour – Towards the Watery (H)edges of Gravesend

This exploratory Hydrodetour walk launches from Gravesend’s unique art centre LV21.  In a homage to former and contemporary fauna of the marshy landscapes we join the Trail of The Blue Porcupine: A collaboration by Poet James M’Kay and artist Sarah Sparkes. A Siltings Commission for LV21 in partnership with InspiralLondon

Bring your trusty smartphone to communicate with Blue Porcupine HQ, as you decipher the clues and follow the trail of Porcupines on a mystery tour of Gravesend. Start point: LV21. Trail length: about 2 miles, duration: dependent on puzzle-solving ability. Unleashed at 11am, June 5th.

SEE for more details LV21

As the mystery trail ends InspiralLondon takes over and will lead walkers who wish to, further out into the watery edges of Gravesend – to Higham Marshes and in a loop to St. Marys, Higham https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/st-mary-higham.html. Together we explore this environment in all its diverse unkempt beauty, traversing the lattice work of waterways and ditches, while listening into the other inhabitants of the Marshes.

Please bring a picnic and/or refreshments and some comfortable walking boots or equivalent.

Depending on Covid rules the walk will be managed in two parts by experienced walk guides. Both parts of this walking event start from the Riverside by LV21 but visit Estuary Website or Eventbrite ticketing for up to date information.


Hydrodetours Launch as part of Estuary 2021 Associated Programme: see here


June 5
11:00 am - 5:00 pm




St Andrews Quay, West Street, Gravesend
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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