New book shows Morecambe Bay in a new light

Karen Lloyd
Karen Lloyd

Morecambe Bay is experiencing something of a renaissance.

Now rightly considered as one of Britain’s natural wonders, it is attracting more tourists and wildlife-lovers alike and it’s finally moving on from the tragedies of the past.

Growing up you accept that the bay is dangerous and off limits but the edges are extremely beautiful

Karen Lloyd

In ‘The Gathering Tide’, published on January 28, Karen Lloyd – tells the compelling stories of the places, people, wildlife and history of Morecambe Bay.

Karen embarks on a series of walks at different locations all around the bay. Along the way she discovers ancient roadways buried underneath the peat, caves where wolves and lynx once fed, and even islands that don’t exist.

But for Karen, who has lived most of her life near the bay, her walks were imbued with a deeper meaning.

She said: “Growing up you accept that the bay is dangerous and off limits but the edges are extremely beautiful. So many people live in a digitised world, some people may live a long way away from the bay, so these kind of books take them to nature.”

The result is “a vivid book, redolent with the tang of original imagery”, which creates its own kind of song-line along the edge of one of England’s last and richest wilderness areas.

Karen has contributed to a number of literary journals. She is launching the book at a free talk and signing at Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster, on Wednesday January 27 at 6.30pm.