10th November 2015 : Thames and Medway waterside walk

The latest stage of this continuous walk took us from Ham Green to Swale, mainly along the water’s edge with an inland section in the middle. There was a slightly nervous moment passing some static caravans with a number of very large dogs which barked at us. Fortunately (for us) they were chained up. Later we saw large numbers of (wild?) horses grazing. It was a cloudy and blustery day, unlike the last few stages, but the rain held off until the final approach to Swale station. Swale Bridge looked quite close even before lunch, but the route of the Saxon Shore Way takes a circuitous route across the marshes before then.DSC00337DSC00338 DSC00339 DSC00346 DSC00348 There were plenty of boats to see, some more shipshape than others, and flocks of birds on the mud and flying over it. We finished before 3.30pm at Swale’s bleak station, allowing time for some of us to enjoy a pub stop at the very pleasant Three Tuns in Lower Halstow.

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