SD4178 : Early Morning, Grange-over-Sands

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

Early Morning, Grange-over-Sands
Early Morning, 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 (prone to fast rising tides, hidden channels and quicksand) that is now grazed by small flocks of sheep.

This early morning view, from the Promenade behind Grange Railway Station, looks across the Kent estuary towards Arnside. The "island" - actually connected by a causeway - left of centre in the middle distance is Holme Island.
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SD4178, 173 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 October, 2009
Category
Sunrise   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 412 781 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.7384N 2:54.0912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 412 781
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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