Low Furness
Home Up Morecambe Bay Sea Wood The Leven Estuary Ulverston & Surroundings Kirkby Moor The Duddon Estuary Here & there in Furness At the End of the Day

 

The pictures in the Low Furness collection are divided into several galleries of four scenes each, as follows. Click on the group name, or the menu item above, to see the pictures. Please remember that the picture quality of the actual prints far exceeds that seen on your computer monitor!

Group 1 The Western shore of Morecambe Bay
This features an ancient wooden breakwater running into the sands at Aldingham,  and winter views of the shore at Baycliff, with the tide running high up the stony shore.

Group 2 Sea Wood
Sea Wood is an extensive area of natural woodland, containing a mixture of ash, oak and beech. It straddles the Ulverston to Barrow Coast Road near Bardsea. The four scenes collected here capture the nature of the woodland interior, and the secret views peeping out at the surrounding countryside.

Group 3 The Leven Estuary and Chapel Island
The far north-western corner of Morecambe Bay runs into the estuary of the River Leven, the outflow from Lake Windermere. Two haunting views over the water towards the Haverthwaite Mosses are featured here, along with a distant view over Bardsea village. The set is completed with the old pier at the foot of the Ulverston Canal, displaced by the railway viaduct across the sands in the background.

Group 4 Ulverston Surroundings
The old market town of Ulverston stands at the head of Morecambe Bay, and the scenes here include a view of The Hoad Monument, overlooking the town, and a look at the sad remains of the old lock gates on the canal. A glorious view over isolated rolling uplands, little more than a mile from Ulverston,  completes the set.

Group 5 Up on Kirkby Moor
Low Furness is overlooked by Kirkby Moor, rising to over a thousand feet. A large slate quarry is still worked here, but these pictures explore older, disused workings . The gauntness of the scenes underlines the hard manual labour expended in those times. Lower down the fellside, a piece of farm machinery lies rusting among the thistles.

Group 6 Around the Duddon Estuary
The western side of Low Furness is bounded by the golden sands of the Duddon Estuary. An atmospheric view over the sands at sunset, the distant Coniston Hills, and the bulk of Black Combe overlooking the estuary are featured here. The strange setting of the sand dunes at Sandscale Haws is also visited.

Group 7 Here and there in Furness
A few more locations around Furness are picked out here, including a luxuriant reedbed at Urswick Tarn, a verdant pond at Roanhead, and the limestone pavement on Birkrigg Common.

Group 8 At the End of the Day
Those few short minutes around sunset often reveal magical vistas which we would not notice in the full light of day. Here we glimpse Black Combe, fading into the shadows, the crumbling ruin of the 14th century Gleaston Castle, a hawthorn in outline, and Bardsea church in dramatic silhouette.

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