SD3346 : Fleetwood Shipwrecks

taken 17 days ago, near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

Fleetwood Shipwrecks
Fleetwood Shipwrecks
The wrecks of old ships can be seen on the banks of the River Wyre, on the eastern side of the Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park.
Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve
Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park sits on the site of a former power station. After reclamation by Lancashire County Council, 18 hectares of public open space were created on the banks of the River Wyre, between the A585 Amounderness Way and Affinity Lancashire (formerly Freeport Fleetwood).

The site was originally a salt marsh and in 1835 it was bordered by the railway connecting Fleetwood and Preston. The docks were built to the north of the site in 1869 and the railway was abandoned. In 1956, a coal fired power station was opened on the site; this was closed in the 1980s and the site became neglected until 2003 Since then, the site has been developed by Lancashire County Council as part of its portfolio of 90 countryside recreation, open space, rural car park, picnic sites and forestry sites. As with the rest of Morecambe Bay and the Wyre Estuary, Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park is an important habitat for migratory birds which roost in the reeds. Itís a Biological Heritage Site because of the plants which grow there and the nesting birds that they attract.
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SD3346, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
River (from Tags)
River Wyre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 339 468 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.8199N 3:0.3851W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 338 467
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Salt Marsh  Nature Reserve  Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park  Shipwreck  River  Estuary 

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