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WALKS PROGRAMME 

NEXT WALKS!

 

 

The Walks Programme  has been suspended for the time being for various reasons and any new programme will be announced both here and in the SSBR Newsletter.

 

Contact Hugh or John to check on latest info. Please bring waterproof clothing, food, drink and good boots. You should be fit for the type of walk. Tell people where you are going and ideally bring a mobile phone. For safety reasons, lone barge hulk visiting is discouraged. The Society accepts no liability but every effort is made to make walks as safe as possible.

WALKS HOTLINE!!

Ring Hugh Perks on 01795 890603 

or Email: r.h.perks@apu.ac.uk

Or

John White on 01206 825317 or Email john.white6@talk21.com

 

SEE BELOW FOR WALKS PICTURE GALLERY

 

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Before exploring the foreshore please note!

Most of the seawall around our part of the coast is a public right of way but many of the barge berths are on private land.  It remains the responsibility of any visitor to obtain permission for access from the landowner if they wish to explore.

The foreshore and intertidal areas also support a rare and specialised flora on the saltmarsh and vegetated shingle beaches and virtually all of the North Kent Coast, the Deben, Orwell and Stour estuaries are designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The coast is particularly important for overwintering birds and human activity on the foreshore would disturb them.

The Nature Conservancy Council for England therefore recommend: avoid trampling on vegetated shingle/saltmarsh; avoid mudflats between October and March;  avoid concentrations of roosting birds: In summer do not visit islands in the channels and watch out for breeding birds on shingle beaches.

WALKS PICTURE GALLERY

 

SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2003

Oare & Uplees

s.b. Gwynronald at Oare Creek Lighter "Bombay" The November walkers Finding the remains of s.b. Economy

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2003

Dolphin Yard & East Bank of Milton Creek

Dolphin Yard Museum S.B.Cambria at Dolphin Yard Remains of S.B.Gladstone in Milton Creek The January Walkers

SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2002

Orford & Snape

S.B. Cygnet at Snape Bridge

S.B.Cygnet at Snape

The June Walkers

SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2002

Maldon & Northey Island

Rudder of S.B.Gillman on Northey Island

Remains of S.B. Mistley on Northey Island

Remains of S.B, Mistley on Northey Island

Barge remains at Maldon

 SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2002

Hoo & Upnor

Viewing Ray Rush's Photographs

S.B. Niagra

S.B. Esther

L.to R. S.B's Spinaway C, Ethel Ada & Adriatic

 

 

Updated 17/10/2010