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South Walney Nature Reserve

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Barrow's Secret

Thinking of somewhere to go for a day out? Barrow, unless you are heading for Craven Park, might... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pete B
Congleton, United Kingdom
Great place for a visit

We spent 3 hours here. It's a lovely place for walks and to see the wildlife. If you visit at high... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“oysters”(10 reviews)
“high tide”(6 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thinking of somewhere to go for a day out? Barrow, unless you are heading for Craven Park, might not be an obvious choice, but if you factor in Walney Island, I can thoroughly recommend it. particularly as part of a Lakeland holiday where the open...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We spent 3 hours here. It's a lovely place for walks and to see the wildlife. If you visit at high tide chances are you'll see the local seal colony.

Thank gillyoz
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

1  Thank Maureen G
Reviewed April 28, 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

3  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed April 17, 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
Reviewed April 15, 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

1  Thank Gemma S
Reviewed April 7, 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

2  Thank jimmer2017
Reviewed February 11, 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
Reviewed February 5, 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

4  Thank Islander48
Reviewed January 17, 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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