Mucking and Cooling

The mudflats at Mucking that run north from Coalhouse Fort support a great flock of avocet as well as smaller numbers of shelduck, curlew, knot, dunlin, redshank and grey plover. The birds are safe from disturbance as the mud is separated from the coastal path by a stodgy stretch of saltmarsh. A peregrine roosts on…

Dartford marshes

TheĀ  Darent is a chalk stream, not quite big enough to be classed as a river, running north off the greensand ridge beyond Westerham past the Roman villa at Lullingstone, on through Eynsford, past a former paper mill at South Darenth and onto Dartford, where it navigates the park and then the industrial end and…