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Firth of forthright


Referring to the article on Poole harbour (NCE 22 March) I must dispute the headline claiming that at 4000ha it is Europe's largest natural harbour.

The Cromarty Firth is considerably larger at something like 5500-6000ha.

The deep water part is 2500ha, (excluding the entrance, which must be another 500ha) and the remaining inland portion of the firth is some 18km long with an area of 3000ha.

Bill Munro (M)

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