Sunderland & Bazil Points

It feels like a while since my last Photographer’s Ramblings. The lockdowns have made getting out and about difficult. Ideal for a relaxing stroll is Sunderland and Bazil Points near Heysham in Lancashire.

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Sunderland Point

It’s a peaceful remote spot, full of history and quirky charm. With only a minor road to it, which is cut off at high tide, it is wonderful if you love peace and quiet.

My first photo was actually taken a mile or two further round the banks of the River Lune at Bazil Point. It was shot using my zoom lens. Blackpool Tower can be made out in the background.

Sunderland Point at high tide.

Why not park and walk from Middleton Sands if the tide is in?It’s then a short way along the coast to visit this lovely spot.

Beautiful old houses on the waters edge.

Most of the houses are beautifully kept and some with lovely gardens. In springtime it bursts into colour.





Daffs in bloom.

It is the lovely tranquil view across the estuary with distant hills, especially on a fine clear day, that is particularly worth photographing.

Waiting for the tide to recede.

plover scar, Lune

Looking towards Plover Scar lighthouse at the mouth of the Lune from Sunderland point

View across the Lune at high tide.

Isle Of Man ferry in the distance.

Across the water at Glasson Dock.


Leaving the Point, I followed the coast back to Middleton Sands and observed the Isle Of Man ferry heading out to sea. The ship almost looked like an abstract painting through the haze. This was my lens at maximum zoom, with the ferry already some distance away.











Bazil Point

A day or two later and I took a stroll along a route I’d never actually done before. Starting out from the attractive old  village of Overton, I walked past some lovely houses down to the shore at Bazil Point. Here I found myself facing Glasson Dock. It was an unusually busy scene, with a large ship loading at the entrance to the little harbour. As I walked along the shoreline, Sunderland Point came into view ahead of me, as the estuary curved round.

Sunderland Point from Bazil Point.

Coastline at Bazil Point.





Sometimes just a few yards on and a change of lens makes all the difference. Seaweed covered rocks and a rickety fence disappearing into the water, changes the scene and the mood of the photo. It also gives added interest.

Lovely path.












My final shot is a complete contrast. Leaving the water’s edge, on the way back to Overton, this enchanting hedgerow-enveloped path caught my eye. It would look such a treat bordered with wild flowers in summer. I’ll be back!

I hope you have enjoyed my latest Photographer’s Ramblings. I hope it has inspired you to take a stroll down an unfamiliar route with your camera and get snapping! More coming soon…