Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Iken Cliff

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52°09'04"01°30'19" show decimal

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Iken Cliff
Iken, Suffolk

The river Alde has seen people living alongside it since prehistoric times, with the name "Iken" deriving from the word Icanho, or headland. During the 19th Century, Iken was an important fishing village, and the marshland in the area was drained to provide farmland. However, the river breached the banks between Iken and Snape in 1953 and the mudflats were created.

How to get here from The Maltings:

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Walk: Follow the river board walk alongside the river Alde until you reach Iken Cliff. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: publicStatus: unrecognisable"Village"

Photo

Photograph taken: 15th July 2006 by Chuck Foster

"The footpath eastward from Iken Cliff picnic area comes out alongside the Alde, and the reeds peter out into grass on the banks just past some cottages. This is the only place in the area where grass begins, so it is possible this is where filming took place, though there is now a private boatdock in between (this could even be where the "village" is!)."

The Power of Kroll (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 1978
Romana is brought back to the Swampie village for interogation.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: unrecognisableMarsh

Photo

Photograph taken: 15th July 2006 by Chuck Foster

"This is a view of the marsh from Iken Cliff picnic area; the old footpaths through the marshes have been lost due to erosion, so it is possible that the particular areas used were further in the march, no longer accessible."

The Power of Kroll (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 19 Sep 1978
Kroll looms over the swamp!

 

Where to walk to next?

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The Maltings (The Power of Kroll). Follow the river board walk alongside the river Alde until you reach the Maltings.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Tillingham Marshes (Carnival of Monsters): 40.41 miles.

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Asheldham Nature Reserve (Carnival of Monsters): 42.89 miles.

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Botany Bay (Fury from the Deep): 52.75 miles.

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Sky Charter UK Limited (The Mind of Evil): 55.88 miles.

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Red Sands Sea Fort (Fury from the Deep): 58.09 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Snape Maltings - Walks alongside the River Alde.

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Visit Snape - Walks to Alde mudflats, Iken

Related Stories

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The Power of Kroll [19,21-22,25-28 Sep 1978]

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