Morecombe Bay: Largest expanse of tidal mudflats in U.K.
Morecambe Bay, in N.W. England, is the largest expanse of inter-tidal mudflats and sands in the United Kingdom, covering a total area of 310 km². Access via the town of Bolton le Sands.
These sands have an incredible tidal reach of 10m or 33 feet. At time of images below the tide was well out. As will be evident from image below there are dangers here. In 2004, twenty-one Chinese cockle pickers were caught unawares by the incoming tide and drowned.
In course of a hike across the sands it is possible to encounter horse riders, dog walkers and some bird life.A superb recreational area when the weather conditions are right.
A great spot for photography!
Video clip of Morecambe Bay at Bolton le Sands