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Andy Biggs

Reclaimed Access (Work in Progress)

By the 12th century a number of Abbeys had been built along the Lancashire and Cumbria coast. The monks that inhabited these acted as guides for travellers, who wished to cross Morecambe Bay. What is less understood is that the Morecambe Bay crossing formed part of a longer route that linked Birkenhead Priory in the south with Furness Abbey, at the southern end of the Lake District. The landscape and its use have changed considerably since then, with the hand of mankind firmly making its impression on many of the scenes before us.