This is already one of out favourite walks, even though we’ve only done it once before. That was on a New Year’s Eve slate grey day. Unlike today, as you’ll see.
Sunderland Point is on a part of the Northern English coast neither of us had ever been to before last New Year. On the estuary of the River Lune, out beyond Lancaster, close to Heysham and within distant sight of the Lake District Fells. It’s quiet, remote and gorgeous. And last time we went I wrote a bit about the history of the place, which you can read here, so I won’t repeat myself. Nor will I say much more. A quiet day deserves a quiet blog post, and the place can speak for itself.
We parked at Overton then Sarah and I walked across the salt marsh to Sunderland Point. The road across here floods with the tide twice a day. So with us arriving an hour after high water this was an ebb tide walk.
The tiny village contains two terraces of Georgian houses, called First Terrace and Second Terrace. And out through the lanes beyond them there is a recently completed Camera Obscura.
A beautifully built and curious building. Though it’s fair to say we were both underwhelmed by the camera itself. Preferring to sit outside and look out across the marshes the right way up.
Walking back, the creeks leading into the estuary had all emptied.
Sunderland Point, quietly wonderful.
Also see our previous blog post about Sunderland Point: New Years Eve at the End of the Earth