TR3462 : Path in Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve

taken 8 years ago, near to Cliffs End, Kent, Great Britain

Path in Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve
Path in Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve
This path (part of the Viking Coastal Trail and Thanet Coastal Path) leads from Cliffs End towards Sandwich, around Pegwell Bay and through the reserve.

In the background are the towers of 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.
Viking Coastal Trail
The Viking Coastal Trail is a 29-mile route around the Isle of Thanet, the point where Vikings first landed in Britain, keeping as close as is possible to the coast from Reculver, passing through Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to reach Pegwell Bay where the Trail uses an inland loop on quiet lanes through pretty Kentish villages with ancient churches and passes Minster Abbey, one of Englandís oldest inhabited buildings founded in 670, to return.
Thanet Coastal Path
The waymarked Thanet Coastal Path (20 miles and on OS mapping but no publication) is an often coincident linear route with the Viking Coastal Trail on the coastal section between the Thanet boundary near Reculver and Pegwell Bay. It winds its way past sandy beaches and bays, often against a backdrop of spectacular chalk cliffs. Ramsgate and Margate are lively seaside resorts and Broadstairs has nostalgic charm. For walkers the obvious inland return is on the Saxon Shore Way but the nearest footpath link to Pegwell Bay is at Sandwich, making a much longer route: both the Trail and Path link with the Saxon Shore Way (and Wantsum Walk) at Reculver.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 342 628 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.9646N 1:21.5668E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 342 628
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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