Summer time could seem to be a very long time away, particularly as a result of we’re all caught indoors and the climate is depressing, however it doesn’t suggest you’ll be able to’t take pleasure in what’s proper in your doorstep.
It might be chilly and a bit depressing exterior, however you’ll be able to nonetheless take pleasure in a seaside location. The truth is, spending time by the ocean within the contemporary ar has been recognized to assist enhance your wellbeing.
Lancashire and Cumbria each have there justifiable share of beautiful coastal areas, however given its size, it is laborious to know exactly the place to go.
Whether or not you are searching for someplace completely different to strive in your lockdown stroll, or when you’re excited about transferring house from the hustle and bustle of metropolis life to the seaside, here is some gems to discover alongside the coast.
St Annes’ Pier
It might be a bit moist and chilly, however St Annes’ Pier is at all times value a stroll.
Opened to the general public in 1885, it is likely one of the earliest buildings in St Annes. The construction is made out of forged iron, with a wood deck and consists of shelters and pavilions made out of iron, glass and wooden.
The Victorian pier is the proper place to soak up the breathtaking sea view. You may look out throughout the large seaside and see far alongside the coast.
Close by there are additionally seafront footpaths which you’ll wander alongside taking within the sea air.
You may head south and stroll in the direction of Lytham or go north in the direction of Blackpool.
Eric Morecambe Statue, Morecambe
He could have been one of many funniest folks to ever have graced the planet, and Eric Morecambe’s legacy is stapled right here by the use of what most think about to be the city’s most well-known landmark.
The bigger than life statue depicts Eric Morecambe in certainly one of his well-known poses, with a pair of binoculars round his neck.
It was unveiled by the Queen in 1999 and sits in entrance of the beautiful Morecambe Bay, from which the Lake District hills are seen.
It is an absolute should for individuals who are huge into their comedy legends.
Birkrigg Stone Circle
Birkrigg Stone Circle, also referred to as Sunbrick Stone Circle, will be discovered at Birkrigg Widespread, above the village of Bardsea.
The Druid’s Circle lies on the south-east aspect of the widespread round half a kilometre from the coast.
It consists of two concentric stone rings – and is the one instance in Cumbria.
The internal circle is made up of round 12 stones of limestone, whereas the outer ring consists of round 20 stones.
There’s loads of proof of prehistoric occupation within the space, with a number of bronze age tumuli discovered on the widespread.
Not solely is that this an opportunity to discover the previous, however it additionally gives beautiful views of Morecambe Bay.
Grange-over-Sands Decorative Gardens
Take a stroll within the Decorative Gardens the place you’ll be able to soak up nature and the peace and quiet. The gardens and pond type a lovely Victorian influenced vista, with a fountain on the coronary heart.
There is a vibrant array of geese and geese from all around the world as properly.
One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “It is a peaceable backyard which can be a solar lure. There are seats the place you’ll be able to sit and calm down. There’s a warfare memorial by the aspect of the lake with a listing of these from Grange who’ve paid the last word sacrifice.
“The lake is giant and on it are all kinds of birds which when you take a bag of untamed hen meals are very pleasant and can eat out of your hand. There’s an island with packing containers on for the birds to breed and a fountain.
“The gardens are properly sorted and there’s a group who’ve put up superb hen identification boards and with the cash they increase have elevated the hen inhabitants. In case you are curious about birds this id defiantly a spot to go to.”
Arnside Chip Store & The Large Chip Cafe
What higher method to end an extended stroll alongside the coast than stopping on the famend chip store proper on the nook of Arnside and making an attempt to eat them whereas preventing off seagulls.
They’re nonetheless open throughout lockdown, however have diminished their opening hours.
They’re open Friday and Saturday lunchtime and on Tuesday-Sunday evenings.
Lindeth Tower, Silverdale
A stone’s throw away from the coast is Lindeth Tower, a construction which seems like a single pillar of a citadel.
It was in-built 1842 as a summer time home and folly by the Fleetwood household. Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell spent her summers right here, so an ideal spot when you’re after some author’s inspiration.
You too can watch the beautiful stunning sunsets over Morecambe Bay right here because it gives panoramic views of the world, together with the Lakeland Fells.
The historic windmill is certainly one of Lytham’s greatest recognized landmarks.
It was constructed bin 1805, and in 1919 it was broken by robust winds. A strong brake and sparks noticed the woodwork ignite and it was ravaged by hearth. In 1989, the windmill was restored by Fylde Borough Council and opened to the general public.
Lytham Windmill is run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council and Lytham Heritage Group. It now operates as a museum, however is closed for the time being because of lockdown.
Sambo’s Grave, Sunderland Level
In case you stroll alongside the River Lune from Lancaster all the way down to its supply and thru the boggy marshland, you’ll come to Sunderland Level.
The Level was as soon as a port and and is the burial website of a slave boy, close to Heysham and Overton.
It is not clear how he died, however it’s thought he could have caught a virus and handed away within the 18th century. He was buried in unconsecrated floor as he was not Christian.
The grave now has a small wall defending it, whereas passersby usually place flowers there.
Blackpool Pleasure Seaside, Blackpool
And we won’t point out the seaside with out Blackpool.
It might be closed due lockdown and coroanvirus for the time being, however Blackpool Pleasure Seaside is a should for anybody searching for a household day trip.
This yr marks the theme park’s a hundred and twenty fifth yr with well-known rides together with ICON and Valhalla.
The park can be house to the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, The Large One, the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution and the UK’s first suspended looping coaster utterly over water, Infusion.
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