TF8446 : Scolt Head Island Traverse 1: Crossing the Burn

near to Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Scolt Head Island Traverse 1: Crossing the Burn
Scolt Head Island Traverse 1: Crossing the Burn
Notes: 1. The line of the River Burn is not as shown on the map but further west in position and almost northerly in direction of flow.
2. The crossing of Scolt Head Island from end to end is perfectly possible but only with careful planning and a knowledge of the tides. Do not attempt the crossing unless you are fit and know when it is low tide in the area.

On joining and leaving the island you will probably have to wade. The River Burn after rain has an appreciable flow and in crossing the creek at the western end you have to cope with copious mud. We crossed the River Burn from near Gun Hill about 2 hours before low tide. We therefore had the confidence of knowing the tide would still be falling or near low when we made the crossing of Norton Creek at the western end of the island. This was important as that part is the trickiest section of the traverse.
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 June, 2012
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Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8493 4619 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8683N 0:45.1902E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8487 4619
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