Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Northwood Hill Bird Reserve High Halstow

A very confusing start,with the posted RV point being overshadowed by a set of 2 metre long road signs pointing to the village of cooling 2 miles away and then a mile down a farm track.
The High Halstow signs are also in evidence and point into a housing estate,but one had been turned around.After a visit to both sites we all met up at the correct one at Halstow.
The walk stared through Decoy woods and down the hill onto the very flat open flood plain.
I was a bit disorientated by there being two large chimneys and two large rivers at two opposing points of the compass.However by following the instructions we made good progress,except for the ploughed up footpaths on fields which made our boots twice as heavy with extra mud.We were agreed that,as the weather was quite mild it was a pleasant walk,but had it have been a cold windy day then it would have been a bit of a different kettle of fish.
We made it to St Mary's Bay and sat on some driftwood on the sea wall to eat our sandwiches.
We followed the wall and when we got to Egypt Bay we turned back inland.We arrived back at the foot of the hill and clambered up a steep muddy path to the top and then back to the housing estate and thus to the car park.We will revisit in the summer to check out the contrast.

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