"Walney - where, did you say?" Isle of Walney by KennetRose
Isle of Walney Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 64 photos
An 18km long sand bar of the coast of the Furness peninsula in Lancashire, North West England. Part of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.
It's where I was born in 1954 :)
It's really rather attractive, with views to the Lakeland mountains, and one of the best and most unspoiled beaches in the UK - but don't go shouting that abroad or they'll all want to come.
Only the middle of the island is built on - and that mostly with solid terraced houses meant to accommodate shipyard workers. The northern and southern ends form an important wildlife reserve.
The island of Walney bears a passing resemblance in size and shape to the island of Manhattan. They don't have a lot else in common.
I have photos and they will follow in due course
- Pros:It's my home!
- Cons:As a child I felt ashamed of it
- In a nutshell:Hush - it's a hidden secret
Old stone pub in the cluster of old stone buildings called Biggar Village, long predating the nearby town of Barrow and... more travel advice
Barrow is one of the rainiest towns in the UK and Walney is right in the face of it. (As a child, I found the bus... more travel advice
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