TQ7878 : Manor Way across the marshes

taken 7 years ago, near to St Mary Hoo, Medway, Great Britain

Manor Way across the marshes
Manor Way across the marshes
St Mary's Marshes
St Mary's Marshes are part of the North Kent Marshes on the Hoo Peninsula. They lie between the Cliffe Marshes to the west and the Allhallow Marshes to the east. They are an important site for wildfowl.
Curlews, Convicts and Contraband
Curlews, convicts and contraband is a new walking route on the Hoo peninsula; it is a seven-mile walk from the village of High Halstow across the North Kent Marshes to Egypt Bay.
It has a logo of a Curlew, see TQ7877 : Logo, Curlews, Convicts & Contraband.
Two hundred years ago the shoreline was a favoured landing spot for smugglers, their ships were painted black to avoid detection and flash lights were used to coordinate the operations. Many wagons and horses would be lined up to carry the goods through the darkened villages to London.
A hundred years later prison ships were moored offshore at Egypt Bay, this gave Dickens inspiration for Abel Magwitch, the villain who flees from a prison ship across the marshes in Great Expectations.
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TQ7878, 47 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 February, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7855 7824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.4966N 0:34.1766E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7853 7827
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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