TQ5473 : Darent Valley Path crossing Brooklands Lakes

taken 10 years ago, near to Dartford, Kent, Great Britain

Darent Valley Path crossing Brooklands Lakes
Darent Valley Path crossing Brooklands Lakes
Brookland Lakes were formed between the Wars by quarrying for sand and gravel. At that time they were known as Ellingham's Ponds after the company which excavated them, and they were later called Brooklands Ponds after a nearby house. During the Second World War the lakes were covered by netting on floating wooden frames to stop German aircraft using them as a navigation aid to find the nearby Vickers Munitions Works. The Darent Valley Path follows this route across the middle of the lakes.
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TQ5473, 218 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5453 7316 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.1820N 0:13.3093E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5456 7320
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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