SD3348 : The River Wyre emptying into Morecambe Bay

taken 8 years ago, near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

The River Wyre emptying into Morecambe Bay
The River Wyre emptying into Morecambe Bay
A view of the Wyre channel. The River Wyre is one of a number of rivers that flows out into Morecambe Bay, and gives its name to the Local Authority of Wyre Borough Council which governs a large part of the Fylde Peninsula, as well as part of The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. After beginning its course in the Bowland Fells as two rivers; The Marshaw Wyre and The Tarnbrook Wyre, the river flows through Garstang, St. Michael's-on-Wyre and close to Poulton-Le-Fylde and Thornton before reaching Morecambe Bay at Fleetwood. It is joined by the Rivers Calder and Brock and becomes tidal just after St. Michael's. In the middle distance can just be seen Wyre Light, a disused lighthouse, which ships use to line up with the Upper and Lower Lighthouses in Fleetwood itself to ensure they enter the deep Wyre channel. Black Combe on the edge of the Lake District can also just be made-out in the distance. On slightly clearer days, this, as well as many of the other Lakeland fells are clearly visible across much of the Fylde Peninsula, with Fleetwood being a particularly good place to view them.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 September, 2009
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River mouth   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 337 485 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.7240N 3:0.6079W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 337 485
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