TQ7253 : Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam

taken 5 years ago, near to East Barming, Kent, Great Britain

Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam
Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam, taken 5 years ago
Here, just downriver of Barming Bridge, the Medway Valley Walk passes through a mass of Indian balsam (also known as Himalayan balsam or policeman's helmet - from the shape of the flowers). This highly invasive plant can completely choke river banks where it spreads rapidly. It has a very sweet smell which can be quite overpowering at times. I have never seen it as high as here though where it must have been about ten feet tall.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Marathon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ7253, 74 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph
Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7265 5388 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.4765N 0:28.3753E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7263 5387
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Long Distance Path  Wild Flowers 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

This page has been viewed about 13 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register
Get Involved