This section describes the passage from North Foreland to the Isle of Sheppey, and includes coverage of the Rivers Swale and Medway.
North Foreland (51°23'N., 1°27'E.), the SE entrance point of the Thames Estuary, is located at the NE end of the Isle of Thanet. It is formed of nearly perpendicular chalk cliffs, 18 to 37m high. A light is shown from a conspicuous white tower, 26m high, standing on the rising ground close within the edge of the cliff. A prominent radio mast is situated close NNE of the light. ... read more