|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.
View across to Piel Island and Piel Castle built in 1327.
Looking across to Roa Island and the Lifeboat Station.
I take the optional route, as I want to pass the sheep fields.
I never tire of watching lambs.
Sitting on the banking.
Taxi for Lamb?
Hare Hill, my destination after I reach the beach.
I now head up to Hare Hill.
There is virtually no wind so the sea is remarkably still. The two black splodges are swifts.
From the top I look over to the lighthouse.
There is an OS trig point on the top.
Another view to Piel Island with the caravan park in the foreground.
View to Blackcombe and the Coniston Hills.
Very easy to follow!
Signs of coastal erosion.
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.
I reach the Roundhouse, now a community cafe.
View back along Biggar Bank.
I head for West Shore.
I'm now beyond Walney School and alongside the golf course.
One of the pill boxes.
WW2 Coastal artillary searchlight emplacement.
Another coastal artillary searchlight emplacement.
I head for Earnse Bay.
The path is very narrow. There is a wider path on the other side of the fence, in the golf course.
View back to another pill box.
Now on the wide path to Earnse Bay.
I walk beside West Shore Park. The recent storms, combined with high tides, have taken out the road.
No more vehicle access to the north end.
I turn right at the track that goes beside the airport to North Scale.
Plenty of horses in the field.
I met a former colleague from Dowdales School, we stopped for a chat, keeping our distance, then one from Walney School!
The old control tower on the left, new on the right.
Back home, playing Peek-a-Boo with a lamb through the fence at the bottom of my garden.
Mum joins in too.
The lambs nibble the long grass that my mower doesn't reach.
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.