SD3346 : Salt Marsh on the Banks of the Wyre

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

Salt Marsh on the Banks of the Wyre
Salt Marsh on the Banks of the Wyre
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Grassland  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
River (from Tags)
River Wyre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 339 467 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.7604N 3:0.4019W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 338 464
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Salt Marsh  Nature Reserve  Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park  Shipwreck  River  Estuary 

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