Walney Island North End Post Storm Walk

Name of walk Walney Island North End Post Storm Walk
Date of walk 2014-02-07

As it was a surprisingly superb afternoon (no rain or gales ), I took a walk around the north end of Walney Island starting from home to have a look at any storm damage. Barrovians don’t need to waste their dosh going to the Caribbean and such like. Walney Island has it all! Well….apart from the temperature!

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I started on the beach, then when I ran out of sand and there was too much pebble for comfortable walking, I hit the dunes.

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Sand galore!

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I walked through the dunes.

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Dune erosion as a result of the recent storms. I didn't discover any 800,000 year old hominid footprints here.

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Then back to the beach. No one else is here, I have it all to myself.....a bit too chilly for the naturists today! But great light this afternoon.

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Heading for the northern tip and the view across to the Black Huts.

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Plenty of wildlife to watch. Oyster Catcher colonies.

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The north tip view to the Black Huts.

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Black Huts in close-up.

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I head off around to the other side of the Island and head for home.

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Anyone lost a dingy in the storms?

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The dunes have now been pushed back several metres from the fence line.

The walk is about 6 miles, and took three and a half hours…..but very easy.

Jo.

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