NU1535 : Budle Bay west of Heather Cottages

taken 7 years ago, near to Budle, Northumberland, Great Britain

Budle Bay west of Heather Cottages
Budle Bay west of Heather Cottages
In the 1860s, Budle Bay was included in a scheme to reclaim the sands west and south of Holy Island from the sea by the building of embankments across the tidal channels. The southernmost embankment of 1770 yards would have extended from Ross Links to Budle Point. A watercourse was to be constructed from a pond near Waren Mill to take the waters from Waren Burn to the sea. The Holy Island Reclamation Company proposed to irrigate and cultivate the land gained and sell it to fund the scheme. Luckily for wildlife, and with the current rising sea levels, the proposal was objected to by the Board of Trade (1866) on the grounds of it being detrimental to operation of the harbour on Holy Island, "where the passing trade is great", and also to the "small coasting trade" of Budle Bay, via a navigable creek accessed from the sea over a bar 13 feet deep at high water.

The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve provides the main national refuge for migrating and wintering ducks, geese and waders in north-east England.
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NU1535, 101 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Estuary 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1574 3563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.8409N 1:45.1007W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 15729 35613
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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