TQ7377 : Cliffe Marshes, Hoo Peninsula, Kent

near to Cliffe, Medway, Great Britain

Cliffe Marshes, Hoo Peninsula, Kent
Cliffe Marshes, Hoo Peninsula, Kent
Charles Dickens described the marshes in this part of North Kent as a "dark flat wilderness", and they are the setting for the first part of his book "Great Expectations", where Pip comes across the escaped convict, Magwitch. It is almost as much a wilderness now as it was in the 19th century, being a winter haven for tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of migratory birds (and home to a few sheep as well). Yet it may soon be the site of another airport for London, twice the size of Heathrow.
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Thursday, 6 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 February, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 737 774 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.1344N 0:29.9660E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7365 7738
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