SD4178 : The Promenade at Grange-over-Sands

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

The Promenade at Grange-over-Sands
The Promenade 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 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. The sign to the left of this picture warns of 'fast rising tides', 'hidden channels' and 'quicksand'.

Grange has an attractive, well-maintained and traffic-free promenade with plenty of seats for those who wish to linger while admiring the view across Morecambe Bay. In this early morning view, taken from behind the railway station, the Promenade disappears behind the station building and continues around the bay to a point in the middle 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)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Category
Promenade   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 411 780 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6779N 2:54.2462W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 412 781
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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