TQ8068 : Saxon Shore Way near Gillingham

taken 6 years ago, near to Grange, Medway, Great Britain

Saxon Shore Way near Gillingham
Saxon Shore Way near Gillingham
This path through the Riverside Country Park forms a section of the Saxon Shore Way. The path is also part of Naitonal Cycle Network route 1, which links Dover with the Shetland Islands.

This view looks north from the path over the Medway estuary towards Kingsnorth Power Station.
River Medway
The 70 mile long river starts at Turners Hill, at the West Sussex border, and through Kent to meet the Thames Estuary. It travels through many major towns, including Tonbridge, Maidstone, Strood and Rochester. The river has many locks from Tonbridge to Allington, where the river becomes tidal. Boats can navigate the river up to Tonbridge. At Yalding there is a short diversion along the Hampstead Road Canal, whilst the river goes over sluices and below the Tywford Bridge.
After floods devastated Tonbridge in 1968 a substantial flood barrier was built in 1981 on the Medway at nearby Leigh, to protect the town.
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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.
Riverside Country Park
Situated alongside the River Medway estuary between Gillingham and Rainham.
The park offers good and accessible viewpoints to look out over the North Kent Marshes beside the River Medway.

See LinkExternal link for more details about the park.
National Cycle Network Route 1
National Route 1 of the National Cycle Network is a long distance cycle route connecting Dover and the Shetland Islands mainly via the east coast of England and Scotland. The route is all signed and open except between London and Woodbridge (in Suffolk) and between Whitby and Staithes (in Yorkshire).
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TQ8068, 131 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Estuary, Marine 
River (from Tags)
Medway  River Medway 
Near (from Tags)
Gillingham 
County (from Tags)
Kent 
National Cycle Network (from Tags)
Route 1 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8004 6889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.4292N 0:35.1776E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8003 6887
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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