SX8344 : Path by Slapton Sands

taken 3 years ago, near to Slapton, Devon, Great Britain

Path by Slapton Sands
Path by Slapton Sands
The coast path crosses to this inland side of the A379 just around here, and it is on this side that it officially spends most of its time while running alongside Slapton Ley. This is because, quite apart from tidal considerations, walking along the shingle beach for nearly four kilometres is very tiring, and the sparse vegetation at the top of the beach would be very vulnerable to innumerable feet. The path shown here provides very easy walking and the vegetation is much better established. The ironical consequence of this is that, while it's only a short distance from the sea, you can't see the sea from the coast path.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
South West Coast Path 
Plant (from Tags)
Gorse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8314 4489 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:17.5416N 3:38.5145W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8312 4484
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Path  Scrub  Cliffs  Farmland  Bar (Coastal Geomorphology) 

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