SD2364 : South West Shore of Roa Island

taken 1 year ago, near to Roa Island, Cumbria, Great Britain

South West Shore of Roa Island
South West Shore of Roa Island
Roa Island lies just over half a mile (1 km) south of the village of Rampside at the southernmost point of the Furness Peninsula. Until 1847 Roa Island was a true island, being accessible only by boat, or on foot across the sands at low tide. A causeway to the mainland was completed in 1846 along with a deep water pier known as Piel Pier from where steamers sailed to Fleetwood. The pier connected with the Furness Railway line to Kirkby via Furness Abbey, making use of the causeway.

Piel Pier was demolished in 1891 following changes to the course of Piel Channel which resulted in silting up of the area around the end of the pier. The railway continued in use until July 1936. Today there is little obvious trace of it; a road linking Roa Island to Rampside has now taken the place of the railway tracks along the causeway.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 232 648 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4028N 3:10.5109W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 232 647
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Sand  Shore  Shingle  Morecambe Bay  Roa Island 

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