TQ6773 : Eastcourt Marshes, near Gravesend

taken 5 years ago, near to Chalk, Kent, Great Britain

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

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 LinkExternal 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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TQ6773, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Flat landscapes 
County (from Tags)
Kent 
Near (from Tags)
Gravesend 
Disused (from Tags)
Canal 
National Cycle Network (from Tags)
Route 1 
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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