TQ7876 : Saxon Shore Way in High Halstow NNR

taken 7 years ago, near to High Halstow, Medway, Great Britain

Saxon Shore Way in High Halstow NNR
Saxon Shore Way in High Halstow NNR
Saxon Shore Way
The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent and traces the coast as it was in the Roman times as far as Hastings in East Sussex, 163 miles (262 km) in total. The Saxon Shore Way was originally opened in 1980, but has since been re-established, and in parts re-routed and extended. It follows the coastline of the South East as it was about 1500 years ago, long before the North Kent Marshes or the Romney Marsh came into existence. The Way takes its name, The Saxon Shore, from a line of fortifications built along the coastline as it was in the 3rd Century AD.
Northward Hill RSPB Reserve & High Halstow NNR
On a ridge overlooking the Thames Marshes, Northward Hill includes a lovely bluebell wood. Over 100 pairs of grey herons nest in the trees, with what is one of the UK's largest and most famous colonies of little egrets.
The reserve also includes areas of flat marshes, where lapwings, redshanks, and avocets breed.
There are many miles of trails through to the Heronry Viewpoint and some inspiring views of the Thames valley.
High Halstow NNR is 52 acres of scrub and woodland habitat, dominated by hawthorn scrub and ancient oak woodlands, with regenerating elm woodland. It is part of the larger RSPB Reserve.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7807 7612 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3631N 0:33.6984E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7808 7610
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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