Sunderland Point

Tuesday 15th August, 2017
Morecambe Bay

Sunderland Point is an isolated hamlet situated between the estuary of the river Lune and Morecambe Bay and unique in being the only mainland village in the UK that is dependent on the tide for access. Hopefully we will have read the tide tables correctly. There are marsh, estuary and hedgerow habitats and we expect to see a variety of bird life as well as some interesting seaside plants such as sea lavender and sea aster.

Sambo’s grave, the resting place of a young slave in the 18th century lies close by and we may pay a visit to this attraction. There are toilets in the village. The walking is flat and easy. We will also call at the nearby village of Snatchems which is on the banks of the Lune and where the Golden Ball hotel offers facilities.

Leaders: Stuart and Gillian Tordoff
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost £11