The pictures in the Low Furness collection are divided into several galleries of four
scenes each, as follows. Click on the group name, or the menu item above, to see the
pictures. Please remember that the picture quality of the actual prints far exceeds that
seen on your computer monitor!
Group 1 The Western shore of Morecambe Bay
This features an ancient wooden breakwater running into the sands at Aldingham, and
winter views of the shore at Baycliff, with the tide running high up the stony shore.
Group 2 Sea Wood
Sea Wood is an extensive area of natural woodland, containing a mixture of ash, oak and
beech. It straddles the Ulverston to Barrow Coast Road near Bardsea. The four scenes
collected here capture the nature of the woodland interior, and the secret views peeping
out at the surrounding countryside.
Group 3 The Leven Estuary and Chapel Island
The far north-western corner of Morecambe Bay runs into the estuary of the River Leven,
the outflow from Lake Windermere. Two haunting views over the water towards the
Haverthwaite Mosses are featured here, along with a distant view over Bardsea village. The
set is completed with the old pier at the foot of the Ulverston Canal, displaced by the
railway viaduct across the sands in the background.
Group 4 Ulverston Surroundings
The old market town of Ulverston stands at the head of Morecambe Bay, and the scenes here
include a view of The Hoad Monument, overlooking the town, and a look at the sad remains
of the old lock gates on the canal. A glorious view over isolated rolling uplands, little
more than a mile from Ulverston, completes the set.
Group 5 Up on Kirkby Moor
Low Furness is overlooked by Kirkby Moor, rising to over a thousand feet. A large slate
quarry is still worked here, but these pictures explore older, disused workings . The
gauntness of the scenes underlines the hard manual labour expended in those times. Lower
down the fellside, a piece of farm machinery lies rusting among the thistles.
Group 6 Around the Duddon Estuary
The western side of Low Furness is bounded by the golden sands of the Duddon Estuary. An
atmospheric view over the sands at sunset, the distant Coniston Hills, and the bulk of
Black Combe overlooking the estuary are featured here. The strange setting of the sand
dunes at Sandscale Haws is also visited.
Group 7 Here and there in Furness
A few more locations around Furness are picked out here, including a luxuriant reedbed at
Urswick Tarn, a verdant pond at Roanhead, and the limestone pavement on Birkrigg Common.
Group 8 At the End of the Day
Those few short minutes around sunset often reveal magical vistas which we would not
notice in the full light of day. Here we glimpse Black Combe, fading into the shadows, the
crumbling ruin of the 14th century Gleaston Castle, a hawthorn in outline, and Bardsea
church in dramatic silhouette.
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