Edge of the Marsh
In February 2023 I walked along the edge of a salt marsh by the River Keer estuary on Morecambe Bay.

Using the GPS on my phone, I plotted my co-ordinates along the way and made an extensive photographic record.

The route is shown here against a satellite picture captured in 2018.

Salt marsh erosion has speeded up considerably along this coast since 2021, and continues. How much of this is ‘natural’ and how much is due to pressures resulting from rising sea levels and human interventions is difficult to determine. However, The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology states that Since 1860, ‘85% of saltmarsh has been lost in England and up to a tenth of the remaining habitat could by lost by 2060 without restoration.’

I hope to repeat the walk in 2025.

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