Furness Islands

10 August 2006

Near the southern end of Walney Island, looking out to sea...

...the first offshore wind turbines I'd seen

A beacon with a trig pillar at 16 metres above sea level made for the lowest hill walk of the holiday, but by far the windiest.

Looking to the lighthouse at the far end of the island. The nature reserve is definitely something to be visited another time when footwear and outer clothing is up to the job.

Looking across the channel to Piel Island with its castle - another objective for another day, but one which has been on the list for a long time now!

And just north of Piel Island is Roa Island and its lifeboat station. Since the construction of the causeway for the railway (now used by the road), it isn't really an island, but is still an interesting place for a visit.

Looking across the salt marshes to Roa Island (left), Piel Island (right), with the uninhabited Sheep Island centre.

From a different viewpoint, Sheep Island again.

And nothing to do with Furness islands, but a nice view from Roanhead of Black Combe and White Combe


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