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Samphire Hoe

Thu, 05/11/09 - 16:35 - admin
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United Kingdom
51° 6' 16.92" N, 51° 6' 16.92" E


Field Notes

This stretch of the coast in Kent is the by-product of the most visible public engineering transport infrastructure project to be carried out in recent years. In this case, 4.9 million cubic metres of spoil taken from the Channel Tunnel excavation was used to create a 30-hectare site. Now known as Samphire Hoe, this artificial piece of coastline has become a sanctuary for wildlife and even has its own small flock of sheep.