SD4077 : Salt Marsh at Grange-over-Sands

taken 8 years ago, near to Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, Great Britain

Salt Marsh at Grange-over-Sands
Salt Marsh at Grange-over-Sands
Grange-over-Sands is a small Cumbrian seaside town lying on the north side of Morecambe Bay. Originally a small fishing village, Grange developed during the second half of the 19th Century with the arrival of the Lancaster & Ulverston Railway (later absorbed into the Furness Railway), when it became a popular seaside resort and much of this is evident in the Town's (mostly unspoiled) Victorian architecture. Alas, the "sands" and the pleasure steamers have long since departed. The River Kent used to flow past the well-kept mile-long Promenade, but the River's course migrated south leaving the sands to become a salt marsh that is now grazed by small flocks of sheep. Signs warn of dangerous currents and quicksands.

This view is from above the Esplanade; the Cumbrian Coast Railway and the Promenade are just visible in the foreground.

Situated in close proximity to the Lake District National Park and within convenient driving distance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grange is a delightful place to visit for those who enjoy a quiet Victorian seaside atmosphere.
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SD4077, 246 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Category
Salt-marsh   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 407 774 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.3841N 2:54.5892W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 407 775
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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