Hugh Harris: PICKERINGS PASTURE LNR AND MERSEY BASIN SJ 487835 - HALEBANK, WIDNES

 The reserve is a broad area of peaceful pasture alongside the banks of the River Mersey with wild flowers, wildlife and scenic views of industrialisation on the opposite shoreline, including the chemical plant at Weston Point, the oil refinery at Stanlow and the Manchester Ship Canal. The Silver Jubilee and Stephenson railway bridges are also part of the river scene. Behind the industrialisation rise the natural embankments and hills of Frodsham and Helsby.

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