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Name:Hoo Island
Hill number:19439
Height:12m / 39ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Medway (UA)
Island:Non Tump island (t)
Maritime area:Thames & The Medway
Grid ref:TQ 78401 70305
Summit feature:no feature: vegetation
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 178
(1:25k) 163
Observations:end of heavily vegetated low ridge at TQ 78772 70610 is lower
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From Hoo, as per RHW's log. Pleasant outing on a high tide, only way to do it due to copious mud flats at anything other than. Reportedly spoil from a sub-Thames tunnel (unsure which one) was dumped around edges of Hoo Island, but we saw no evidence of that, possibly the central ridge was the spoil, but seems far more likely it would have been dumped on shoreline rather than transport it to middle of the island. Interesting paddle amongst sunken barges protecting fort. A seriously ungrazed island - long trews essential!jonglew21/07/2019
From N, Hoo, Whitton Marina allowed us to park and launch for a small fee, 1hr before high water spring tide, short easy crossing, landed on stony beach, a few nettles and brambles to clear HP at TQ 78772 70610, paddled round to E tip for the fort, too much spiky veg to reach it (and likely moated), 1km downwind to Darnet, stony beach N side, again too much veg for shorts, and moat. 2km return paddle with tide starting to ebb and against fresh breeze but not hard. Nice outing. NB we were told that landing is discouraged by MoD but had no problems. Lady at Whitton Marina told us Hoo Island has been raised in recent years by spoil from a large civ eng project, and HP felt to me like culmination of a long east-west ridge maybe 2m highRHW21/07/2019
Kayaked from Lower Upnor. Landed at West end and by fort. Various small hummocks but basically flat. On to Darnet fort then slog back against a 2.5 knot tide.AndyS18/02/2019