TQ5444 : River Medway looking up stream

taken 8 years ago, near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

River Medway looking up stream
River Medway looking up stream
Seen from close to the Eden Valley Walk (long distance path). This section of the long river flows from Penshurst to Tonbridge.
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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TQ5444, 63 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
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River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 544 449 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9814N 0:12.4654E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 544 449
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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