|Name of walk||Walney Channel Walks|
|Date of walk||2016-10-19|
A couple of walks on either side of Walney Channel. For the first one I parked in the parking area just before the railway bridge on Park Road. For the second one I walked from home.
The route through the railway tunnel leads down to the beach and up to the slag banks.
I head north along the base of the bank. Glorious weather! The tide is due in in less than two hours, so I will return along the tops.
The remains of a boat.
The first of four World War Two pill boxes that I am planning on visiting come into view.
Erosion has taken its toll.
It is still accessible. I look in, but stay by the entrance. Getting in is easy....but getting out? I continue along the beach to the next pill box.
Erosion has undercut this one too.
I look in. The blast walls have become detached.
Looking across to the Black Huts.
The next two pill boxes come into view, the first one is in good condition, the one behind....not.
A room with a view!
The last pill box is in a precarious position.
Looking across to the sand dunes on Walney Island.
Suffice to say I don't attempt to go into this one!
I head on a bit further to view the remains of a concrete building, before heading back.
Blackcombe with the Black Huts below.
The tide has now covered my original route so I head up on to the slag bank.
I then have a return to ground level before I head up the next one.
View over to Walney Island. Not much beach left below me.
Great views out all around.
I return to my original route to the beach (shown in the photo), then continue up the final bank.
Looking over to my house on Walney Island.
St. James' Church.
I head past the new Police Station and down the steps. The route behind me will take me all the way to The Dock Museum. I decide to head off right to Cocken Lake.
I head back past the Fire Station to my car.
Earlier I had done a walk down to Walney Channel from my house, taking the road that leads down to the airfield before cutting across the fields at the signed stile.
St. James's Church from the Walney side of the channel.
An old Air Raid Shelter. This field housed the barracks for RAF Walney in the 1940's. The buildings' bases are still in the field.
The horses watch me as I go inside, curious as to what I am doing.
I head across the fields via footpaths to Walney Channel.
The new Police Station. it looks like it has its own steeple and bell tower! It certainly has a great view out to all the mountains. If I worked there I'd spend too much time gazing out of the window!
Looking south to Walney Bridge.
View across to the slag banks.
In the evening I head to Earnse Bay for the sunset.
I catch a plane coming into land at the airfield.
The sun sets behind the wind farm.
Bill from Melbourne sent me this adaptation of my photo! Ha!
The first walk took me two and a half hours, the second about an hour.