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N 30 B 8.0K C 4 E Jun 21, 2015 F Jun 29, 2015
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While I was up in the north-west of England for a couple of weeks I had my arm twisted to go to Morecambe, which is a traditional seaside resort. The City of Lancaster is just a couple of miles inland. Like so many other English seaside resorts, Morecambe's best days are now behind it. It was particularly successful in the mid-20th century and actually had two seaside piers. But both have now gone. The main railway station near the promenade was closed in 1994 and replaced by a much smaller station nearer the town centre. At low tide there is an extensive sandy beach. Elsewhere in the vastness of Morecambe Bay the sand stretches for miles, but the tide races in very quickly and can easily catch people out. Sadly, a number of cockle pickers were drowned several years ago. For a few days it made national newspaper headlines.

In the far distance can be seen the mountains of the Lake District, while a few miles to the east is the Forest of Bowland. Beyond that is the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Despite the unfortunate and perhaps inevitable decline of the town it is nonetheless a nice part of the world.

Tags:   Lancashire Morecambe sandy beaches seaside coast seaside towns coastal resorts

N 28 B 2.0K C 22 E Jun 21, 2015 F Jun 30, 2015
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These three ladies were well wrapped up against the sea breezes as they enjoyed the view of Morecambe's seafront and beach. The north Lancashire seaside resort has clearly seen better days, and its large sandy beach probably remains its greatest asset. We were staying outside Carnforth, about five miles to the north, which proved an ideal centre for visiting the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. It was mainly cloudy for the fortnight I was there, though the sun broke through occasionally.

Tags:   Lancashire Morecambe seaside coast sandy beaches English holiday resorts

N 36 B 2.2K C 31 E Jun 18, 2015 F Aug 1, 2015
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We had a very enjoyable fortnight in June, staying just outside Carnforth in north Lancashire. This gave us the opportunity to visit the Lakes, the Dales and north Lancashire itself, which has beautiful countryside.

Tags:   Lancashire Gressingham landscapes silhouettes trees

N 16 B 2.3K C 4 E Jun 21, 2015 F Aug 2, 2015
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While we were up in the north-west of England for a couple of weeks in June I had my arm twisted to go to Morecambe, which is a traditional seaside resort. The City of Lancaster is just a couple of miles inland. Like so many other English seaside resorts, Morecambe's best days are now behind it. It was particularly successful in the mid-20th century and actually had two seaside piers. But both have now gone. The main railway station near the promenade was closed in 1994 and replaced by a much smaller station nearer the town centre. At low tide there is an extensive sandy beach. Elsewhere in the vastness of Morecambe Bay the sand stretches for miles, but the tide races in very quickly and can easily catch people out. Sadly, a number of cockle pickers were drowned several years ago. For a few days it made national newspaper headlines.

In the far distance can be seen the mountains of the Lake District, while a few miles to the east is the Forest of Bowland. Beyond that is the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Despite the unfortunate and perhaps inevitable decline of the town it is nonetheless a nice part of the world.

Tags:   Lancashire Morecambe seafronts sandy beaches seaside coast

N 13 B 1.6K C 4 E Jun 21, 2015 F Aug 2, 2015
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When the tide is out in Morecambe Bay the vast sandy beach stretches for mile upon mile. But when the tide turns, as it is doing here, the sea rushes in faster than a person can run, and many people have been caught out over the years and drowned. This was taken from the seafront at Morecambe. In the distance can be seen the southern mountains of the Lake District.

Tags:   Lancashire Morecambe Bay Morecambe seaside coast mountains Lake District fishing boats


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