Walney Channel Crossings at Low Tide

Name of walk Walney Channel Crossings at Low Tide
Date of walk 2020-04-15

A walk across Walney Channel via the little bridge from North Scale to the college. Then up onto the slag bank, and from Cocken Tunnel back across the channel to meet the coastal path steps, at low tide. It took one and a half hours.

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Heading for the little bridge.

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The way across starts and ends with cobbles.

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View to Jubilee bridge.

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View north.

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There was one section missing from the bridge, but it was still crossable.

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The cobbles at the other side.

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View back.

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Then you just make your own way towards the college.

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Taken from the bridge over the entrance up to the college.

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Looking across to the start of North Scale Village. This is not the crossing point, ours was up towards Teasdale Road.

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The route towards the slag banks.

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Our route across. Not sure what the posts on the left are for or from.

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Hazy Blackcombe.

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View across to where I live.

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We head for the dip between the slag banks.

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We head to the channel and around to the right to find a safe route away from the mud.

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Reflection of the slag bank in the water. It looks very similar to the Wastwater screes, and will be the nearest I'll be getting to them for a few more weeks.

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Looking back to where we rejoined the channel.

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We weave our way across.

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View north from the middle of the Walney Channel.

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View south.

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We aim for the steps made for the new Coastal Path. You can just make out the sign.

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Lots of bird footprints.

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The water is only a few inches deep.

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Only six foot away from the grass here.

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The steps back to home.

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The Coastal Path goes off to the right. We continue on.

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This paths comes out to fields. My house is just across the field.

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My house on the right.

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St. James' Church on the far left, my house on the far right. I just follow the fence line on the right..

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Sheep and lambs in the fields.

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So cute!

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At the end of the fence line, by the gate, is my crossing point into my garden. Son, Tom is doing his lunchtime exercise.

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The pond.

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This bed in the woodland area was replanted last year with spring bulbs and home grown perennials, and is looking good.

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Veg beds.

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Cherry blossom.

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My greenhouse.

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Some of this years plants grown from seed.

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Tigger sunbathing.

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View from the patio.

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Bottom of the patio and summerhouse.

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The sunset looking out to sea, taken from the back bedroom.

An easy walk to do at low tide on a nice day.

Jo.

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