TRADITIONAL SALT ROUTE
OF THE ATLANTIC
EUROPEAN ROUTE OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
ECOSAL-UK has been established to act on behalf of all who have an interest in the history of traditional salt making and its associated culture in the UK and to pass on information to all who would like to know more about it.
The UK salt network comprises historic sites, archaeological monuments, museums, churches, art galleries, salt makers, salt glazed potters, bird reserves, nature reserves and salt marshes.
Created out of the Ecosal-Atlantis project we will extend the Traditional Salt Making Route of the Atlantic to include a Salt Making Route of the North Sea and Salt Making Route of the Channel Coast.
The ERIH is a tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. It promotes over 1,000 sites in 43 European countries.
Among the sites are 80 Anchor Points which builds the virtual ERIH main route.
There are now 16 Regional Routes where you can find clusters of industrial processes related to their landscapes.
There are 13 Themed Routes, one of which links salt making sites showing the diversity of European processes and their common roots. The Lion Salt Works in Northwich, Cheshire is one of the ERIH anchor point sites.
The Traditional Salt Route of the Atlantic is a themed route dedicated to studying, preserving and presenting salt making sites and their associated cultures along the Atlantic coast of Europe where salt is made by traditional processes.
The Atlantic Route extends from Andalucia in SW Spain, through Portugal to the northern coast of Spain and the west coast of France. In the UK it includes sites in the EU Atlantic region.
All ECOSAL-UK sites in N Ireland and Wales would qualify to display the logo of the Atlantic Route. In England and Scotland it is restricted to those on the Atlantic coast between Lymington and the Orkney Isles.