Chapel Island Cross-Bay Walk:
We have enjoyed a lovely walk out onto Morecambe bay today to visit Chapel Island.
Chapel Island is a short distance from the shore and is separated by the River Leven.
When you reach the Island you can see the ruins of an ancient chapel built by Cistercian monks from nearby Conishead Priory around the 14th century.
The purpose of the chapel was to provide shelter for travellers and fishermen trying to negotiate the treacherous sands.
As always on the bay, there is a permanent danger from strong currents and quicksands.
The Island lies on the path of the ancient crossing from Cartmel to Conishead.
It would have been a place of haven to travellers caught out by the tide.
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