‘The unnerving and incredible Morecambe Bay’

Posted on October 26, 2015

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.

In The Gathering Tide, published on 28 January 2016, 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.

“Memories came flooding back as I walked,” she said. “So I found myself making an unwitting pilgrimage through my own past and present, as well as that of the bay.”

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”.

Join Karen for the launch of The Gathering Tide

Waterstones, 2-8 King Street, Lancaster

Wednesday 27 January, 6.30pm