South Walney Nature Reserve with Ness

Name of walk South Walney Nature Reserve with Ness
Date of walk 2014-08-09

On Saturday I was bell ringing for two weddings in the morning, so we decided to do an afternoon walk around South Walney Nature Reserve. As I live on Walney Island it takes no time to get there, and the views out on a good day are superb. The walk is about 3 miles long, another easy walk for Ness, my sister. The weather had turned out to be excellent.

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Looking out to Piel Island.

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Sea Salter Shellfish oyster farm.

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View across to the lighthouse.

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The old pier.

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A closer view of Piel Castle.

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Pier Hide

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Looking for grey seals.

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A closer view of the lighthouse.

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Ness thinks it is a bit windy, we Walneyites just think it is a light breeze.

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Heading for Groyne Hide.

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It has turned into a very nice day.

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Brendan and Ness.

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A low flying and rather slow aircraft overhead. I have been reliably informed via email by fellow bell ringers, Alan and Andy, that it is a Vulcan Bomber. Bell ringing, plane spotting, train spotting.....its a slippery slope! Did I mention I'm a Dr. Who fan? Anorak Alert!

Allow a couple of hours for the walk, plus the time to observe the wildlife from the various hides. Today we took a slightly different trail back, as the gulls were nesting in the dip between the beach and the dunes, and we needed to avoid being swooped on. Always a good little walk with plenty to see.

Jo.

 

 

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