A great natural harbour in Hampshire was given a starred rating by the SPNR as a fine example of 'saltings'. The 1,750 ha of mudflats, saltings, shingle banks and grazing marshes provided a range of feeding grounds and inter-tidal habitats. Although there has been loss of shoreline to development and coastal protection works, it is now considered a site of European importance for birds and other wildlife. The area in and around the harbour is now managed by the RSPB and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. One part, Farlington Marshes, was the Trust’s first reserves in the early 1960s.
(Above) The original SPNR survey documents for Langstone Harbour.