Mersey Ferry fog horn makes into list of top 10 seaside sounds

The sound of the Mersey Ferry fog horn has made it into a top 10 list of costal sounds.

Run by the National Trust, almost 400 sounds have been uploaded by the public for the sounds of our shore scheme.

The poll is part of a 3 month project in which people are being asked to record the noises of seashores right  across the UK in order to build up a “sound map” of the country’s coastline.

"Royal iris mersey ferry" by Timitrius - Flickr: Mersey Ferry 1.
“Royal iris mersey ferry” by Timitrius – Flickr: Mersey Ferry 1.

Cheryl Tipp, curator of wildlife and environment sounds, said: “We want to showcase some of the best sounds while encouraging more people to get involved, especially over the summer holiday period.

“The poll will help us identify what people find so special about the coast; what sounds can truly transport them there and are so important to them”.

Mersey Ferry during the summer sun
Mersey Ferry during the summer sun

The sounds people are being asked to vote for are:

1. Children playing, Brean Sands, Somerset

2. Dredging for oysters, Brightlingsea, Essex

3. Ferries in the fog, River Mersey, Merseyside

4. Ghost train ride, Brighton, West Sussex

5. Kittiwakes, Northumberland

6. Raft race, Mumbles, South Wales

7. Seagulls, Monreith, Scotland

8. Seals calling and snorting, Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

9. “Singing” Sands, Eigg, Scottish Hebrides

10. Waves breaking on the beach, Trwyn Llanbedrog, Wales

To listen to the sounds and take part in the poll visit visit