Walney Island’s Coastal Path South to North

Name of walk Walney Island's Coastal Path South to North
Date of walk 2020-04-24

I got Brendan to drop me at the South End, near the Caravan Park, so I could walk back home to North Scale, using the Coastal Path. A walk of 7 miles.

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View across to Piel Island and Piel Castle built in 1327.

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Looking across to Roa Island and the Lifeboat Station.

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I take the optional route, as I want to pass the sheep fields.

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I never tire of watching lambs.

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Sitting on the banking.

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Taxi for Lamb?

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Hare Hill, my destination after I reach the beach.

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I now head up to Hare Hill.

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Wind Turbines.

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There is virtually no wind so the sea is remarkably still. The two black splodges are swifts.

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From the top I look over to the lighthouse.

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There is an OS trig point on the top.

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Another view to Piel Island with the caravan park in the foreground.

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View to Blackcombe and the Coniston Hills.

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Very easy to follow!

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Bluebells.

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Signs of coastal erosion.

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Friendly natives.

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Once I pass Thorney Nook car park it all gets very busy with people. I move swiftly along Biggar Bank. I do run into Kyle, a fellow bellringer, and his family. He is missing the bells.

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I reach the Roundhouse, now a community cafe.

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View back along Biggar Bank.

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I head for West Shore.

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I'm now beyond Walney School and alongside the golf course.

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One of the pill boxes.

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WW2 Coastal artillary searchlight emplacement.

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Another coastal artillary searchlight emplacement.

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I head for Earnse Bay.

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The path is very narrow. There is a wider path on the other side of the fence, in the golf course.

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View back to another pill box.

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Now on the wide path to Earnse Bay.

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I walk beside West Shore Park. The recent storms, combined with high tides, have taken out the road.

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No more vehicle access to the north end.

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I turn right at the track that goes beside the airport to North Scale.

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Plenty of horses in the field.

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I met a former colleague from Dowdales School, we stopped for a chat, keeping our distance, then one from Walney School!

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The old control tower on the left, new on the right.

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Back home, playing Peek-a-Boo with a lamb through the fence at the bottom of my garden.

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Mum joins in too.

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The lambs nibble the long grass that my mower doesn't reach.

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The Tiggster keeps the lambs under close surveillance!

The walk took just under three hours. A very easy walk to do, especially on a nice day.

Jo.

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