Tag Archives: Kent

Return to Grain Tower Part III – The Guns and Observation Tower

During World War Two a four-storey observation tower was built on the original 1855 tower.  The two quick-firing guns on the original roof were replaced with six-pounders.  There is more than one way to get up to this roof, but … Continue reading

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Return to Grain Tower Part II – Inside the Original Tower

They don’t make Towers like this one any more.  Although it was built in 1855, some parts of it feel almost medieval. The main entrance is at first floor level, through a simple doorway.  See the steps to the side?  … Continue reading

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Return to Grain Tower Part I – The Approach

Ever since we first visited Grain Tower two years ago I had yearned to return.  A strange round tower built a third of a mile out at sea.  Only accessible at low tide.  Old, unusual, derelict, ladders required and a … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path Gets Published Again!

Every now and again I get requests from people or companies who want to use my photos for one project or another.  I am chuffed to bits when this happens.  I enjoy photography, but I am little more than a … Continue reading

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42b – Lydd to the Kent Border

When we arrived in Lydd we stopped off very quickly at All Saints Church, for a quick rest on its wall.  All Saints, at 199 feet in length, is Kent’s longest church.  It’s tower stands at 132 feet, which also makes … Continue reading

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42a – Dungeness to Lydd

The trek inland from Dungeness, around Lydd Ranges, is rather a long one, involving about 6½ miles of road.  The first section, from Dungeness to Lydd, is along the Dungeness Road.  This is a fast road with no pavement, meaning my … Continue reading

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41c – Leaving Dungeness

It is impossible to walk out of Dungeness by heading west.  Lydd Ranges bar the way.  You have to walk north, inland, and circumnavigate the Ranges.  There is still a choice on how to leave, however:  the road, or a … Continue reading

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