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South Walney Nature Reserve

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Coastguard Cottages | Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3YQ, England
+44 1229 471066
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Interesting to visit

Although this reserve is a way from the main Lakes area it is worth a visit for lovers of birds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maureen G
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York, United Kingdom
Didn't know that locals got free entry.

The nature reserve is at the bottom tip of Walney past the South End caravan park on a single track... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“oysters” (10 reviews)
“eider ducks” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Coastguard Cottages | Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3YQ, England
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+44 1229 471066
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"oysters"
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"nature reserve"
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"high tide"
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"sea birds"
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"lovely walk"
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"wildlife trust"
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"small charge"
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"car park"
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"light house"
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"red trail"
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"saw seals"
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"coastguard cottages"
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"morecambe bay"
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"non members"
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"interesting walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although this reserve is a way from the main Lakes area it is worth a visit for lovers of birds and flowers.A gentle stroll round gives you plenty to see,dependent on the time of year.You get a friendly welcome by the volunteer on duty and...More

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The nature reserve is at the bottom tip of Walney past the South End caravan park on a single track road with lots of speed ramps. The trails entrance,visitor centre, car park and toilets are located at the old Coastguard Cottages. It costs £3 per...More

1  Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We went last summer never been before surprising great place lots of seals to see lots of walking and lots of lovely scenery Well worth a visit .

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around Walneys Nature Reserve. If you want to see the seals it's best to go when the tide is in. Staff are lovely and informative. Great for a stroll

Thank Gemma S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

On a wet Easter Monday we ventured to Barrow from the Lakes and kept driving following our noses all the way until we reached South Walney. Very pleased we did as although it was cold and blustery we enjoyed a 30 minute walk around the...More

1  Thank jimmer2017
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

So worth a visit, with our wonderful bird sanctuary, Oyster farm and an amazing colony of seals. We have a lighthouse, and the Island of Piel where there stands an incredible ancient castle, this can be reached when the tide is low. We also have...More

2  Thank Monica44601
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

A great place for birdwatchers but equally as nice just for a walk, well marked trails and numerous hides, time it right ( high tide ) and there are dozens of seals on the shingle spit. The panoramic views can be stunning especially eastward, with...More

2  Thank Islander48
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Walney Island RSPB reserve is an excellent bird watching area. There are a number of hides and good trails. The seals were in evidence on this occasion and few people (it was very cold and wet though). As always with Walney you need to wrap...More

3  Thank Cherry H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Interesting drive to get there ... keep going ... maybe January between the rain showers is not the best time to visit but this was a really enjoyable & interesting walk ... not the best time of year for the wildlife but the seal CCTV...More

1  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Walney is really good at this time of year best time to go is around High Tide Good variety of birds also seals they have a CCTV camera for the seals. There is a charge for non-members of Cumbria Wildlife Trust

1  Thank Peter H
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