Bittern Country Our Heritage

Bittern Country Our HeritageJust south of the Lake District is one of the most beautiful, but largely overlooked, areas of Britain. On the edges of Morecambe Bay, infamously known worldwide for the terrible Chinese Cockling Disaster, is an area largely covered by the Arnside/Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chris was invited to work in close cooperation with them to produce the next two hour and forty five minute double dvd, “Bittern Country-Our Heritage,” named after the rare bird which now breeds in the area and is featured in the film.

It covers:

Carnforth, with its proud railway and canal heritage.

Warton, with its famous crag, the origins of America’s Stars & Stripes and centuries of history.

The Leighton villages, and their importance to iron making & Quakers worldwide.

RSPB Leighton Moss, one of the foremost bird wetland and migration areas in the UK.

Arnside & Silverdale villages with their history and the coming of the railway.

Beetham, one of the most beautiful and historic villages in the North of England.

Milnthorpe, Westmorland’s last port and once industrial town.

leighton hallWe see the natural beauty and heritage of the countryside as never seen before from the ground and from the air. See the original “Stars & Stripes”. Discover where Tarmac was first produced. See Britain’s finest limestone pavements. What did the original Iron Age village look like on the top of Warton Crag? Meet the Vikings and Romans as they prepare their camps. Walk through medieval villages, churches and inside a 900 year old corn mill. Visit fortified manor houses and towers and enjoy a personal conducted tour around historic Leighton Hall with its owners Richard & Suzie Reynolds. Where can you enjoy a “Brief Encounter”? What is a “doline”? Enjoy watching town criers perform their ancient art, plus a lot, lot more.

Yet another award winning and highly praised dvd and again actively promoted by the tourism bodies in the area.

The images below link to relevant video clips on Vimeo.

Crossing the sands

Crossing the Sands

Heron Corn Mill

Beetham village

Aerial view of Silverdale coast

Morecambe Bay coastline

Hagg House oldest house in Carnforth

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