Walney Island Delights

Name of walk Walney Island Delights
Date of walk 2015-02-14

A short walk to the beach from home this weekend, going via the airfield then along some of the newly created paths to the North End Nature Reserve, plus some photos of Walney Channel on a still, sunny day. Proof that a windless day on Walney Island is not merely a myth! 🙂

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Looking towards Black Combe.

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It is low tide.

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A glider coming into land.

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We take one of the newly created footpaths towards the north end.

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It leads to the first lagoon.

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No more sliding down a muddy slope in order to enter the reserve, these steps are a big improvement.

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The remains of a target shooting range left over from the war......with slightly newer artwork!

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The second lagoon.

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There is new fencing too for the cattle.

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We head back around the airfield.

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A plane towing a glider taking off.

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Now in the air.

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Looking across Walney Channel from Walney Island Promenade to St. James' Church on the right. I have just spent this lovely sunny morning in the bell tower, opening up for a band of ringers from Somerset, so they could ring a quarter peal on our bells. St. James' has more safeguards than Fort Knox! I have been entrusted with a whole wodge of keys and two pages of A4 typed instructions to cover church/tower entry and exit procedures! Even Moses was only given 10 Commandments! ;-) The quarter peal sounded really good and they were finished within their allotted hour and off back to Keswick to enjoy the good weather. They had even been up Catbells in blue skies and sunshine the previous day. Fells and bells, my kind of holiday!

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North Scale Village on the left. Although the air was very still it was also very cold, I was rather glad to get back in my car.

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Snow and cloud over the Coniston mountains.

Jo.

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