Wild Walks


The Wild Walk Gallery Feature posts comprise photographs l have taken during my many walks around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas of the county of Kent, where l live and added inspirational quotes, music and fun facts and snippets of interest too.

The photographs taken for Wild Walks are a mixture of buildings and architecture, flora, fauna, The River Stour and other waterways, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve and Town Life.

Season 3 – 2022
Gallery 6
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I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.

Music Score – Wonder

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”
W. P. Kinsella


Sandwich Snippets

Sandwich Quay Recreation Walk
The Quay is now a landscaped park and play area. The reclaimed space here wasn’t always so green and pleasant. This was once the site of a shipbuilder’s yard, a blacksmith’s forge, and by 1839, the Sandwich Corporation Gas Works.


Sandwich Snippets

New Street
Way into Sandwich through New Gate built in 1451

Loop Street
Street leading to the ‘Water Loop Sluice Gate’ near to the Butts. One of the many sluice gates introduced and installed to the town by Dutch Water Engineers in the 15th century.

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
Dale Carnegie




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8 thoughts on “Wild Walks

    1. Hey Grace, yes l also love Ropewalk for many reasons too. When they cut the willow trees following Storm Eunice earlier this year on the Quay Walk it was an interesting move, but photography wise it has made for some cracking morning shot 🙂

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  1. I’m so happy for you to be living in such a lovely historical setting, Rory! The music seemed so fitting for our early morning stroll through town. I could almost smell the waterfront as I scrolled through the pictures of the boats at dock. 😊 Very nice indeed! Thank you for sharing!

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