Walney Island :: Shared Description

Walney Island is a long, comparatively narrow island across a narrow channel (The Walney Channel) from the southwestern end of the Furness Peninsula. It acts as a huge natural breakwater for that peninsula and for the town of Barrow in Furness in particular. It is attached to Barrow and the mainland by a swing bridge from Vickerstown, effectively a suburb of Barrow, which straddles the central section of the island.
Walney is about 11 miles (18km) long curling eastwards at its southern end; it is however only about a mile wide at its widest point, and for much of its length far narrower than this. It has an area of roughly 5 sq.miles (13 km²) making it the eighth largest offshore island of England; its population of 10,651 (2011 Census) makes it the sixth most populous however.
The central chunk of the island is built up with the estates of Vickerstown, but most of the rest of the island especially to the south is rural, unspoilt salt flats with an insteresting and convoluted coast. There is an airfield at the north of the island near the settlement of North Scales. The only other village on the island is Biggar, on the road southwards, which has a fine public house, The Queen's Arms.
by Rob Farrow

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SD2063 : Hare Lane, The Road to South Walney by David Dixon
SD1669 : Earnse Scar by David Dixon
SD2062 : Walney Island Groynes (2) - Southern Row by Rob Farrow
SD2062 : To the Beach by David Dixon
SD1770 : The end of West Shore Road by David Dixon
SD2062 : Old Park Lane by David Dixon
SD2162 : Haws Bed, Walney by Rob Farrow
SD1670 : Pebbled Beach at West Shore, Walney Island by David Dixon
SD2162 : A Little Egret flies past by Rob Farrow
SD2062 : Coastal bank, Hare Hill, Walney Island by Rob Farrow
SD2062 : Walney Island Groynes (4) - The northern row by Rob Farrow
SD1865 : Pebble Shore near Middle Hill by David Dixon
SD1964 : Walney Island, Mawflat Lane by David Dixon
SD2064 : Wylock Marsh, Walney Island by David Dixon
SD1965 : Cows at the Gate, Mawflat Lane, Walney Island by David Dixon
SD1770 : West Shore by David Dixon
SD1770 : Slipway at West Shore by David Dixon
SD2062 : Beacon on Hare Hill, Walney Island by Rob Farrow
SD2062 : View southwards, South End beach, Walney by Rob Farrow
SD2462 : Channel structure with Heysham N.P.S. behind by Rob Farrow
SD2162 : Pho Hill Pool, Walney by Rob Farrow
SD1769 : Coast Path near Earnse Scar by David Dixon
SD2062 : Cattle Grid on Old Park Lane by David Dixon
SD1766 : Nanny Point Scar by David Dixon
SD2163 : England Coast Path at Scar End by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 23 Oct 2013, Updated: Wed, 23 Oct 2013

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