Day Trip: Dungeness Nature Reserve

September 8, 2013

IMG_8959 copy IMG_8960 copy IMG_9015 copy IMG_9041 copy IMG_9049 copy IMG_9059 copy IMG_9063 copy IMG_9083 copy IMG_9100 copyWhen we visited Dungeness Lighthouse the other week, we also took a little stroll and drive around the area. Honestly, it is one of the weirdest and unique places I have ever visited in the UK so far haha! There is so much contrast to see in the area that its just amazing to go there for the day to explore. It’s basically just a desolate shingle landscape with the occasional abandoned beach hut and boats and newly built little houses that would be perfect as little holiday homes, alongside a nuclear power-plant! Although you wouldn’t think it when you see the landscape, its home to a third of all plants in the UK and has a large amount of wildlife living in the area too.

After visiting the lighthouse, we took a little walk along the boardwalk to the beach and went for a very painful walk across the shingle for a while (my shoes were definitely not cut out for the shingle – I could feel every stone through them!). We then drove back to where the majority of the houses are to explore the old abandoned railways, boats and beach huts. It was such a fun day out and so interesting to see, though it was very strange!

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    September 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    this place looks cool. abandoned, but it’s like it’s meant to be that way.

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    linn london
    September 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    that place looks sick! like something from the film November Boys

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