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Tidal Bores of England, Scotland and Wales: Viewing tips and sightseeing ideas

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In some estuaries, a spectacular wave travels inland against the water flow on the highest tides. This natural wonder is a tidal bore and, of the hundred or so worldwide, about twenty occur in the UK.

This guide describes why tidal bores occur and ways to improve your chances of seeing one. Viewing tips are provided for ten featured tidal bores from Somerset to southwest Scotland and around the Wash and the Humber Estuary.