Marton Mere is today, a Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest for bird populations. The Mere is a glacial freshwater lake. In medieval times Black Poole emerged as a few farmsteads on the coast within Layton-with-Warbreck. The name coming from "le pull" which was a stream that drained Marton Mere and Marton Moss into the sea. The stream ran through peat lands which discoloured the water, and so the name for the area became Black Poole.
Winter across Marton Mere Nature Reserve_MG_2987RM.tiff