Have Some 'Me Time'

Season:Any
Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:Best Views

Do you ever feel like you are caught up in the hustle and bustle and want it to stop? Help is at hand…

Situated on the edges of Morecambe bay, marking the end of Morecambe’s famous Victorian promenade and adjacent to a nuclear power station, you could be forgiven for not having high expectations of this site but I challenge anyone not to be moved by what could possibly be one of the best kept secrets the Trust has.

The panoramic views across the bay from the ruins of St Patrick’s chapel expand to a spectacular vista where the sea majestically rises to the peaks of Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes in the blink of an eye. This really gives you a perspective of how small we are and somehow makes you feel truly humbled and privileged to be standing in the footsteps of greatness. To truly experience Heysham it is well worth visiting on a late summer's evening. The warming orange glow of the setting sun and the gentle breeze soften the landscape and an overwhelming sense of serenity expands over the topography.

Nestle yourself next to the rock-cut graves and prepare to be dazzled. Moving from left to right, the sun over Morecambe bay shimmers across the vast expanse, emphasising the dynamism of this perpetually moving landscape. The sun's heat gently reflects off the rippled water and penetrates your senses making you take a deep breath. Exhale and let yourself go and all of your worries will ebb away with the tide. Eventually the sun disappears behind the horizon and as you sit there you can wonder what exciting adventures you will have tomorrow, when the sun pops up again.

By Nichola Shilcock

I consider myslef to be quite lucky as I have the priviledge of working accross a vast property that includes SSSI Sand Dunes, vast limestone pavements and magical woodlands. When I am not at work my priority is family and there is nothing more fun then getting outdoors with the kids and the pooch and getting back to nature. Most of my experiences focus on how to make the most of the lakes with your family and I hope you find them useful

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Heysham Barrows

Ordnance Survey OL7
The English Lakes
South Eastern area

SD 401 604

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