The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

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The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby warwound » 13 Sep 2007, 11:16

Hi all.

Had a morning drive down to The Point earlier and took a few photos of the boardwalk for you all to see.

First a distant shot:
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The slightly overgrown path leading to the boardwalk:
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A lifebelt:
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The boardwalk viewed from the path that runs adjacent to the riverbank:

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The boardwalk has two platforms with public information boards, this is the one nearest the riverbank:
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Next the boardwalk crosses a small dyke:

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Finally the boardwalk ends with the second platform:

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A look back to the riverbank:

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Some views from the boardwalk.

The old beacon on the riverbank:

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The Point and the River Great Ouse:

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Dock's grain tower:
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Anglian Water's Biosolids Treatment Centre on the west bank:

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And of course, the marshland itself:

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Carrying on in the direction of The Point, a view of the boardwalk looking back towards Lynn:

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Onto the riverbank and views of The Point:

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And time to head for home:

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Hope the photos are appreciated - i've deliberately compressed them to a low JPG quality to keep the page from being too bulky for them thar dialup users out there!

Martin.
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Postby cazzi » 13 Sep 2007, 14:41

Thanks for those - great photos :smt038
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Postby Simon » 13 Sep 2007, 17:05

THE OLD BEACON IS THE LOWER CUT LIGHT,THERE WAS A UPPER CUT LIGHT ALSO AT THE START OF BOARD WALK THE RAILINGS ARE STILL THERE.THESE WHERE USED AS LEADING LIGHTS FOR SHIPS COMING TO LYNN.NO LONGER USED BUT LIGHT IS STILL LIT AS A MARK
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Postby warwound » 14 Sep 2007, 08:27

Simon wrote:THE OLD BEACON IS THE LOWER CUT LIGHT,THERE WAS A UPPER CUT LIGHT ALSO AT THE START OF BOARD WALK THE RAILINGS ARE STILL THERE.THESE WHERE USED AS LEADING LIGHTS FOR SHIPS COMING TO LYNN.NO LONGER USED BUT LIGHT IS STILL LIT AS A MARK


Great stuff!

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Re: The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby warwound » 14 May 2019, 15:28

Just back from a cycle ride to The Point and i see that the boardwalk is gone.

A path used to lead from here to the boardwalk, you can see the path is now well overgrown:
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And all that remains of the boardwalk is an outline of dried grass:
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A quick google returns nothing to explain when and why it was removed, anyone got any idea?
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Re: The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby desira37 » 14 May 2019, 20:33

I thought you couldn't go past the Fishing Fleet after Porvair moved there. Didn't they put a gate /barrier across ? We used to spend the summer evenings sitting down there watching the boats come home, Grandad Jude amongst them.
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Re: The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby EWW » 14 May 2019, 20:37

They were made to open it up many years ago desira.
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Re: The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby desira37 » 14 May 2019, 22:00

Good.
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Re: The Point Boardwalk (56k beware!)

Postby MJR » 15 May 2019, 13:13

I think you'll have to ask Natural England (the successor to English Nature shown on the boards in the first post) if you want to find out why it's gone but a common reason is that some landowner wanted more money to keep looking after the land and providing open access. We've lost a lot of "permissive paths" for that reason in recent years, such as the ones south of Church Lane bridleway in East Winch.
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