TR3262 : Saxon Shore Way beside River Stour

near to Cliffs End, Kent, Great Britain

Saxon Shore Way beside River Stour
Saxon Shore Way beside River Stour
The long distance path leads beside the river from Plucks Gutter towards Richborough Road.

In the background is the disused Richborough Power Station.
Richborough Power Station :: TR3362
A former power station close to the mouth of the River Stour. The station opened in 1962, originally burning coal from the Kent coalfield. It was converted to burn oil in 1971. In 1989 it was converted to burn Orimulsion imported through Port Richborough. After growing concerns over the environmental effects of the fuel, the 360MW station ceased generating in 1996.
Permission for an experimental 1MW wind turbine at the site was given in 1987. There are plans to link the offshore Thanet Wind Farm to the existing grid station at the power station site. The Station was finally demolished in early 2012. There are plans to build a new Green energy plant at the site TR3361 : Plans for new green energy.
Saxon Shore Way
The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent and traces the coast as it was in the Roman times as far as Hastings in East Sussex, 163 miles (262 km) in total. The Saxon Shore Way was originally opened in 1980, but has since been re-established, and in parts re-routed and extended. It follows the coastline of the South East as it was about 1500 years ago, long before the North Kent Marshes or the Romney Marsh came into existence. The Way takes its name, The Saxon Shore, from a line of fortifications built along the coastline as it was in the 3rd Century AD.
River Stour
The river has four main tributaries, the Great Stour rises in Lenham and East Stour River from Sellindge, meeting at Ashford, when they turn into the Great Stour.

The Great Stour continues through Canterbury to Plucks Gutter where it meets two further tributaries, the River Wantsum and Little Stour to become the River Stour. The river continues across Ash Level through Sandwich and out to Pegwell Bay where it meets the North Sea.

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2011
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Monday, 30 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 1 June, 2011
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Energy infrastructure  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3273 6238 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.7745N 1:20.2870E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3264 6240
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