"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.
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It's where I was born in 1954 :)
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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 and Cons
  • Pros:It's my home!
  • Cons:As a child I felt ashamed of it
  • In a nutshell:Hush - it's a hidden secret
  • Intro Written Sep 5, 2002
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“Nothing is more repressive than the repression of curiosity.”

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