2013

TQ6773 : Eastcourt Marshes, near Gravesend

taken 10 years ago, near to Chalk, Kent, England

Eastcourt Marshes, near Gravesend
Eastcourt Marshes, near Gravesend
The path in this image is part of National Cycle Network route 1. The blue signpost is one of the National Cycle Network's distinctive millennium mileposts. More information about these can be found here: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

To the right of the path is the Thames & Medway Canal. The canal has been disused since the 1930s and is heavily overgrown.
National Cycle Network Mileposts

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, "Rowe Type" by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

Read the National Cycle Network article Link

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).

Thames & Medway Canal

The Thames & Medway Canal was built in the early 19th Century, creating a direct navigable waterway between the Thames at Gravesend and the Medway at Chatham. The canal was never a success. A railway was built over part of its route, through a tunnel east of Higham, but the section from Higham to Gravesend remained in use until the 1930s.

The Thames & Medway Canal Association was formed in the 1970s to preserve the canal as a recreational facility. Their website, which describes the canal in greater detail, is here: LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Paths Flat landscapes County: Kent Near: Gravesend Disused: Canal National Cycle Network: Route 1 other tags: Canal Disused NCN 1 National Cycle Network Cycle Route 1 National Cycle Route 1 Electricity Pylons Pylons Pylon Electricity Pylon Millennium Milepost Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · National Cycle Network Automatic Clusters: · Canal has been Disused [4] · Thames Medway Canal Near Gravesend [3] · Path [2] ·
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TQ6773, 58 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 September, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6761 7396 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.3903N 0:24.6126E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6757 7394
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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