SD3448 : Ferry Slipway at Knott End

taken 16 days ago, near to Knott End-on-Sea, Lancashire, Great Britain

Ferry Slipway at Knott End
Ferry Slipway at Knott End
The Wyre Rose Ferry takes on passengers at its Knott End slipway ready for the return journey to its berth at Queen’s Terrace, which is to the right of the RNLI lifeboat station on The Esplanade, across the River Wyre at Fleetwood.

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service has been in operation since 1841, linking the town of Fleetwood with the rural communities of Knott End, Pilling and Preesall in the area known locally as “Over Wyre”. The service is something of a novelty for tourists but is also an important form of transport between communities for local people. The ferry journey across the River Wyre takes less than five minutes but the alternative 13˝ mile road journey by car, across the Shard Bridge and through the country lanes of Over Wyre takes upwards of 25 minutes if traffic is light (much longer at busy times).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
River (from Tags)
River Wyre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 344 485 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.7130N 2:59.9863W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 346 484
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Estuary  Ferry Boat  Sand  Slipway  Sea 

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