|Name of walk||Walney Island North End|
|Date of walk||2020-04-20|
Four weeks into lockdown this time we decide on a walk to the North End of Walney Island, from home, using the Coastal Path.
First I have to walk to the bottom of my garden. Four of our cherry trees are in blossom.
Past the pond and out through the gate.
Then over the fence into the field and follow the fence line leading in the direction of the Control Tower to the far hedgerow, to pick up the public footpath.
Now on the footpath that leads to a gate.
Then the path goes through woodland.
Here it is left to the coastal path, straight ahead for the channel.
Channel view of Blackcombe and the Coniston hills.
We continue on the coastal path.
The Hawthorn is now flowering.
Blackcombe through the long grass.
The gorse is looking good!
At the signpost, this time, we go right.
The follow the track on the salt marsh which heads all the way off to the far right of the photo.
Viola tricolor ssp. curtisii (Dune Pansy) found only in the dunes.
Barrabados! Why would I live anywhere else?
As we turn the corner the Black Huts come into view across the channel.
My walk to the Black Huts looking back over to Walney can be found here: http://josweeney.net/sandscale-haws-the-black-huts-to-roan-head/
A great view over to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.
There be Pirates!
You can head all the way around the North End and come back via the dunes and tarns, or even along the sands when the tide is out. This would take 3-4 hours. Today we just return the same way.
Sheep on the salt marsh.
The signpost back home.
On the way back we pass the free roaming cattle.
Sunset from the back bedroom.
The Isle of Man at sunset from the back bedroom.
An excellent walk! The walk took two hours and forty minutes. It was about six miles in length. I did not use my GPS, but went old school, using a long piece of pink wool, OS map 6 and a ruler!
Black Huts walk (can’t hyperlink in main text): http://josweeney.net/sandscale-haws-the-black-huts-to-roan-head/