A Walk to the North End of Walney Island

Name of walk A Walk to the North End of Walney Island
Date of walk 2012-03-31

Yesterday afternoon turned out to be sunny, so Brendan and I took a walk from our house alongside the airfield down to the beach, through the Nature Reserve and salt marshes, and down to the tip of the north of the island to look over at The Black Huts and back through the dunes and along the west shore. A walk of about six miles.

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Jacobs sheep in a field next to the airfield.

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They look a bit dangerous!

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Heading to the beach through the gorse

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A kite surfer.

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Heading in the direction of the Nature Reserve. Blackcombe in the distance.

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Approaching the Reserve`s first tarn.

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Second tarn.

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Heading towards the east shore and the saltmarshes.

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About to cross a field that leads out to the saltmarshes.

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We skirt the saltmarsh edge and head for the dunes.

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Approaching the north end of Walney.

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Looking across the water to the Black Huts.

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A closer view of The Black Huts in panorama. The Coniston hills behind, but not clear today..

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The lengths some people go to to avoid "Pay and Display"!! Actually the occupants were out digging for bait.

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View out to Blackcombe from the north end. The car is in the centre. A beautiful and very secluded beach, for the whole north end has no vehicle access. You just get the occasional dog walker and nudists! Honest! It really is a designated nudist beach..... on that one day in the year when the weather is actually warm enough to dispense with your woolly hat! In reality, if you are a nudist you`d best stick to Brighton!

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We head into the dunes. A panorama of the north end view.

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Walney wind farm.

 

The tide is well out so we head back along the sands for the long walk back towards civilisation.
A good walk that took us just over three hours.
Jo.
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