812 Sunderland Point

Being cut off by the tide is a daily hazard for the folks at Sunderland Point, for Sunderland means the separated land and twice a day the only road to this ancient port of cotton and slaves disappears beneath the waves. So don't go at high tide or you may have to swim! This is where the boats bringing in gunpowder docked and there is a lot of history associated with this remote spot all told by the excellent information boards above the car park.

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LOCATION: West of Lancaster
START: Middleton, signed from A683, follow signs to Middleton Sands
Grid ref: SD413572 Postcode: LA3 3LL
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Easy with some beach walking
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Lancaster & Morecambe Landranger 102
NOTE: Avoid Heysham High Tide http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/5/441
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Sambo's Grave, Lune Estuary

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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