TQ4179 : Thames Path near Thames Flood Barrier

taken 7 years ago, near to Charlton, Greenwich, Great Britain

Thames Path near Thames Flood Barrier
Thames Path near Thames Flood Barrier
The long distance path (and the Thames Cycle Route) leads along the River Thames towards Woolwich, the barrier and its park.
Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. The Environment Agency runs and maintains the Thames Barrier as well as the capitalís other flood defences.

The barrier spans 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and it protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges.

It became operational in 1982 and has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames. When raised, the main gates stand as high as a five-storey building and as wide as the opening of Tower Bridge. Each main gate weighs 3,300 tonnes.
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Thames Path
This National Trail is 184 miles (294 km) long. Following the River Thames from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea finishing at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.
The trail keeps to the banks of the river most of the route.
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Thames Cycle Route
The Thames Cycle Route is part of the National Cycle Network. The Cycle Route stretches from Dartford up to Oxford along the banks of the River Thames.

This follows the majority of the Thames Path, but does divert in various sections. Especially where the Path follows a footpath only route. It also links National Cycle Route 1 (east of London) with National Cycle Route 4 (west of London).

River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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TQ4179, 436 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4139 7927 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.6819N 0:2.1212E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4137 7926
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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