Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells

Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells

Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells

Looking north over the majestic bay to Grange -over-Sands with the Lakeland District in the distance.

Cumbria poet, Norman Nicholson, walking on the sands considered that, to 18th-century travellers, crossing the Bay would be a ‘tremendous curtain-raiser to their tour of the lakes’.

For those with a trained eye, it is easy to pick out Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, Striding Edge on Helvellyn, and the distinctive Old Man of Coniston

Set against this backdrop of the Lakeland Fells, the bay is an ever-changing world of water and sand. The whole bay area is an amazing place.

There has been human settlement around Morecambe Bay from about 1700 to 1400 B.C.

Morecambe Bay is never the same for two days running.

Not only does the weather change regularly, but the tides come sweeping in twice a day making for different appearances.

Many tons of sand can be lifted from one part of the bay and deposited in another.

In addition, the river channels running down the Bay regularly change.

Morecambe Bay is the second-largest bay in the UK- only the Wash is bigger.

Deep layers of sand and clay (up to 80 meters deep) blanket Morecambe Bay.

The scenic splendour of the bay with its spectacular sunsets makes it a special place for locals and visitors alike.

If you are looking for Morecambe Bay holiday cottages enquire here.


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