A short circular walk around Bazil Point, I like to sit at the point and look across the Lune to Sunderland, imagine the shipping lane when around 100 merchant ships where registered at Lancaster during the 18th century, it must have been a very exciting and busy place around high water.
For me, a great attraction of this landscape is its ever-changing nature, not only over months and years but also each and every day; as the tide ebbs and flows.
As walkers, we should be aware of the tides as it may encroach on our activity. Along the shore is safe but I would not venture onto the marsh areas without a local guide.
Having mentioned the danger of the tide, this is a lovely area and the light for photography is just fantastic - no matter what the weather, those ‘big skies’ are ever present.
The marsh is also a fantastic habitat for wading birds and more, so there’s lots of wildlife at all times of the year.
The Ancient chapel of St Helen overlooks the Lune estuary and dates from the 12th century with several renovations taking place during the 18th to 20th centuries.
A cautionary note about parking on the sea side of the sea defence embankment at Overton, CHECK THE TIDES! The parking area may flood on Spring Tides, particularly if there is an on-shore wind.