Mapping the Bay: Seldom Seen maps

Delve into these maps to discover the secrets that make Morecambe Bay such a special place.


Discover Morecambe Bay's intriguing history and fascinating stories.  Explore viewpoints, facts and figures, history and nature, legend and myth, industry and social history.

The series of five maps covers:

  • Islands of Barrow - buy now
  • Furness Peninsula - buy now
  • Cartmel peninsula - buy now
  • Arnside and Silverdale - buy now
  • Morecambe and Heysham - buy now
  • Why not explore the Bay using our FREE smartphone app with 5 guided audio tours? Find out more

Maps cost £4.99 or you can purchase the full box set for £20 - buy now

Current stockists:


  • Morecambe Visitor Information Centre (Marine Road Central, Old Station Buildings, Morecambe)
  • Lancaster Visitor Information Centre (The Storey, Meeting House Ln, Lancaster)
  • Heysham Heritage centre (Main Street, Heysham)


  • Carnforth Bookshop (38-42 Market Street, Carnforth)


  • The Coast Office (25 The Promenade, Arnside)


  • Morecambe Bay Partnership offices (The Factory, Aynam road, Kendal)


  • Grange Visitor information Centre (Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands)
  • Daisyroots Books (Main St, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6DP)


  • Suttons bookshop (48 Market Street, Ulverston),


  • Heaths, (76 Dalton Road, Barrow in Furness,LA14 1JE)


  • Broughton in Furness Information Centre (1 The Square, Broughton)


Through these maps you can uncover ancient sites, and explore our fishing and shipbuilding heritage and immerse yourself in this unique corner of Britain, its fascinating heritage and communities and the compelling landscape.

Morecambe Bay Partnership, in partnership with Barrow-based artists Art Gene, developed this stunning series of maps, covering Morecambe Bay, to help you explore from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness in South Cumbria, all around the estuaries to Cockerham, south of Lancaster in north Lancashire.  They offer stirring vistas, quiet promenades, cycle routes, glimpses into pre-history, and facts and facets from all the periods since that have shaped this landscape and our communities right up to today.  

Find out more about the Seldom Seen maps

Seldom Seen maps and app were developed as part of  'Headlands to Headspace', Morecambe Bay's Landscape Partnership Scheme and the '700 Days to Transdform the Bay' Scheme, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Coastal Communities Fund.

FREE Seldom Seen audio tours smartphone app 

Find out more about the Seldom Seen maps

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