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Egypt Bay & St Mary's Bay from High Halstow
Introduction to Walk 2920

Photo from the walk - Egypt Bay & St Mary's Bay from High Halstow

County/Area - Kent

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Grade - easy

This Kent walk takes you onto the southern shores of the Thames Estuary. The route is easy to follow (apart from the start). The area visited during the walk provided Dickens with the perfect scene for his prison hulks in his novel 'Great Expectations'. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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