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These trees are made for walking

Rainham Chalk pit, Rainham, Kent is now know as Berengrave Nature Reserve.

 

I have no idea when I learnt these two things but it was a very long time ago :

 

1.Water always finds it's own level

2.Chalk holds water.

 

So, if you dig a big hole in the ground, which is what a chalk pit is, it will start to fill up with water when it rains. If the water is not removed eventually it will flood .The amount of flooding depends on the heat and the amount of rain.

 

These trees are on the route to the lake that now occupies the centre of The Chalk Pit.It reminds me of films from The Amazon. It REALLY floods here.

 

However, someone from our local council closed the place,"Because it floods".

There are no gates to stop people just walking in there, which I did.

The way I look at it is, unless you are completely stupid, you stop when you see trees growing in a lake, that should not be there!

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Taken on August 5, 2011