|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.
Looking out to Piel Island.
Sea Salter Shellfish oyster farm.
View across to the lighthouse.
The old pier.
A closer view of Piel Castle.
Looking for grey seals.
A closer view of the lighthouse.
Ness thinks it is a bit windy, we Walneyites just think it is a light breeze.
Heading for Groyne Hide.
It has turned into a very nice day.
Brendan and Ness.
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.