Porlock Marsh - Somerset
Severe storms at the end of 1996 breached the shingle barrier between Porlock Bay and the floodplain behind it, changing the nature of the marshes and creating a whole new ecosystem, providing a habitat for enough rare coastal plants and wildlife to merit making it a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 2002. On the saltmarsh itself, there is a plantation of stunted trees, long dead, raising their bare branches heavenwards like some primitive tribe turned to wood in retribution for some awful wrongdoing.
SomersetNational ParkHeritage Coastcoastalcoastlinetreesalt marshSouth West Coast Pathlandscape
From Exmoor, North Devon and Somerset