South Walney Nature Reserve

Name of walk South Walney Nature Reserve
Date of walk 2008-11-02

The weather was excellent today so we went down to the South End of Walney Island to the Nature Reserve to look out for seals.This is free for residents. We set out for the old pier that looks out to Piel Island.

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The old pier.

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Some Kayakers scared the birds and they all took to the skies.

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Piel Castle.

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Brendan and Tom.

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Looking over to the gull colony which have settled again. No sign of the seals.

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The view to the Oyster Catcher colony from Pier Hide. There are about 6 hides spread out over the reserve and we had everyone to ourselves.

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The Lighthouse from Bay Hide. This was the last keepered Lighthouse in Britain, constructed in 1790.

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The trail takes you right past the Lighthouse.

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View back to Piel Island and Barrow, with the mountains behind.

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Groyne Hide, the furthest point on the trail.

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Interesting cloud formations over Heysham.

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Looking out over BAE Systems and towards Blackcombe.

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World War two Gun position looking out to sea.

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Remains of another gun position half a mile further on, there were several here in the one place.

The walk is very easy and only about 3 miles. Still no sign of the seals! Tut! This never happens on Autumn Watch!
Jo.
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