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Porlock Salt Marsh

Porlock salt marsh lies behind a long shingle ridge that forms Porlock Bay.

Porlock salt marsh lies behind a long shingle ridge that forms Porlock Bay. In 1996 a storm breached the shingle ridge, inundating the low-lying marsh. It was decided to follow a policy of ‘managed retreat’ and let nature takes its course. You can now see the remains of well-established trees as sculptural skeletons, having been poisoned by the salt.

Facilities: There are no facilities at the marsh. It is a ¾ mile level walk from Porlock village or about ½ mile from Porlock Weir.

 

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