Sat, 03 Aug | Colne Point NR

WALK - Colne Point to Seawick

Following on from Tim Gardiner’s talk to the Society about the ecology of seawalls Ted Benton and Sven Wair will jointly lead an exploration of the seawall between these two sites.
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WALK - Colne Point to Seawick

Time & Location

03 Aug 2019, 10:00
Colne Point NR, Beach Rd, St. Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 8ET, UK

About the Event

We suggest parking at approximately TM10841249 on the landward side of the seawall near Colne Point, but please park considerately in order to avoid upsetting local residents. There is a car park on the seaward side of the seawall, but this is liable to flooding on the highest tides (and a fairly high tide is expected on the day). We will be walking on uneven ground and parts of the route may be muddy, so stout footwear will be required. The route will be level, although there will be some walking up and down the steep seawalls. The location will be exposed, so please dress appropriately, bearing in mind that we could be exposed to sun, wind or rain! Sunscreen may be useful. Bring a packed lunch and fluids. Contact Sven Wair on 07504 095352 for any information required. There are no facilities on site.

Following on from Tim Gardiner’s talk to the Society about the ecology of seawalls on 26 March (still a future event at the time of going to press), and hoping to benefit from insights gained, Ted Benton and Sven Wair will jointly lead an exploration of the seawall between these two sites. The distance from end to end is approximately 1.5 kilometres. Whether we walk the whole distance (and back, of course) will depend upon conditions on the day, the general fitness of our group, and how far we have to walk to find anything of interest. We will hope to find some specialist plants and in particular invertebrates, including grasshoppers, bees and damselflies. We may also take time to explore the dune community around Colne Point. We plan to be here for most of the day, but we do not have a particular end-time in mind.

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