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Hale Point


An occasional series illustrating a Journey along the River Mersey

Several miles inland from the mouth of the River Mersey, where the river is at it's widest point just before the Runcorn Gap, stands the Hale Point Lighthouse. Before rail and road transport became kings the river carried a great amount of traffic on it. The sand banks have always been treachorous, and still are, so a light was built ot Hale Point in 1838 to provide guidance to the ships that passed. It was replaced in 1906 by the present lighthouse which operated until 1958. It is now a private residence. The hills in the background are the Clwyd Hills of North Wales.

Hale Point


An occasional series illustrating a Journey along the River Mersey

Several miles inland from the mouth of the River Mersey, where the river is at it's widest point just before the Runcorn Gap, stands the Hale Point Lighthouse. Before rail and road transport became kings the river carried a great amount of traffic on it. The sand banks have always been treachorous, and still are, so a light was built ot Hale Point in 1838 to provide guidance to the ships that passed. It was replaced in 1906 by the present lighthouse which operated until 1958. It is now a private residence. The hills in the background are the Clwyd Hills of North Wales.

comments (8)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2008, 07:33
Great picture - for a moment I thought you were out of the UK like somewhere closeby smile
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, wish that I were.
Very nice, I'm always impressed by lighthouses !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, I do think they make good subjects, interesting and don't move about too much.
Excellent shot Les and an interesting bit of information as always
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 27 Mar 2008, 17:45
great composition Les, thats some view they must have, and a great view for us toosmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, it can be a bit bleak when the sun doesn't shine though.
Great shot Les, and that sky, marvellous, you were certainly there at the right time. Thanks for the info.as well.
Les Auld: Not loang after the rain set in, so just down to luck, thanks Brian.
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 27 Mar 2008, 22:10
A quite amazing sky Les. And the weather looks far too good to be English. Are you sure that this is the Mersey?
Les Auld: I had to check myself Ian, not the sort of scene you would expect on the river, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2008, 22:37
We lived over the other side, and a bit further down wink
Les Auld: It's a small world Ellie. I used to ride around here on my motorbike when I was younger. Thanks for the comment.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 29 Mar 2008, 12:16
Super shot, dramatic sky
Les Auld: Cold and crisp was the morning, thanks Dave.

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