TV5198 : Cuckmere Valley

taken 8 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Cuckmere Valley
Cuckmere Valley
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 September, 2009
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River valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 517 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.9527N 0:9.0627E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 518 985
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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