TQ6851 : Brown River Medway

taken 9 years ago, near to Nettlestead Green, Kent, Great Britain

Brown River Medway
Brown River Medway
As seen from Medway Valley Walk from Yalding to Nettlestead.
The medway had picked up a lot of recent storm drainage, so also a lot of field soil, hence colour.
River Medway
The 70 mile long river starts at Turners Hill, at the West Sussex border, and through Kent to meet the Thames Estuary. It travels through many major towns, including Tonbridge, Maidstone, Strood and Rochester. The river has many locks from Tonbridge to Allington, where the river becomes tidal. Boats can navigate the river up to Tonbridge. At Yalding there is a short diversion along the Hampstead Road Canal, whilst the river goes over sluices and below the Tywford Bridge.
After floods devastated Tonbridge in 1968 a substantial flood barrier was built in 1981 on the Medway at nearby Leigh, to protect the town.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 686 512 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.1197N 0:24.8728E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 686 511
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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