Thursday, 14 May 2015

Stray from the Trail - Crosby Beach, Sefton.

Situated approximately 6 miles north of Liverpool and 15 miles south of Southport, the Crosby Coastline offers a break off point to visit from the Trans Pennine Trail. The beach is more recently noted for Antony Gormleys art installation 'Another Place'… 100 cast iron figures facing out to sea and spread along the 3km shore. It is also rumored that the artist Turner visited this coastline in order to observe the area and perhaps some of the many spectacular sunsets that one can experience.

Well placed as part of cycle route 810, Crosby Beach provides an open landscape with distant views of the Liverpool skyline, New Brighton and on a clear day, the rolling mountains of North Wales. In an unsheltered position looking outward to the Irish Sea, the encroaching weather plays its part in transforming this land and seascape from sun-soaked to an often majestic, fogged white-out. The many features of this ever changing scene enables a wealth of opportunity for the intrepid photographer or adventurous wanderer...Well worth a visit.

Photographs J.Callaghan
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