SD4178 : Sunrise at Grange-over-Sands

taken 9 years ago, near to Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, Great Britain

Sunrise at Grange-over-Sands
Sunrise 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, from the Promenade adjacent to the railway station, looks across the salt marsh towards Holme Island (left of centre in the middle distance). The River Kent and Lancashire are in the distance.

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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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Sunrise   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 418 781 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.7208N 2:53.5574W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 410 780
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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