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Piel Island Walk and tidy up

Posted by StreetSafe on June 3, 2010

Piel Island Walk and Beach Clean at Piel Island – 19th June
Guided low-tide walk across the sands to Piel Island, the ancient stronghold of the Monks of Furness.

Once you reach the island, you can explore at your own leisure, enjoy the hospitality of the King of Piel

at his bar and burger van, or take part in a beach clean organised by the Mountain Bay Partnership.
The walk starts from and returns to Snab Point on Walney Island.

The walk is tidal, so anyone wishing to take part must be at Snab Point by 09.00.

Anyone arriving later may not be able to join the guided walk.

The start of the walk is muddy and we will have to wade through 1 or 2 shallow gullys, so you are

advised to wear footware that you don’t mind getting wet! Because we are crossing the sands,

this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or push-chairs or for people with mobility difficulties.
To reach Snab Point, take A590 to Barrow and follow signs for Walney Island.

Cross the bridge to Walney Island and at the end of the bridge turn left.

Follow road for approximately 0.75 mile and turn left on to Carr Lane.

Drive south on Carr Lane for approximately 3 miles until you reach Snab Point.

Look out for the yellow road signs marking the route from the end of the Walney Bridge.
Anyone wishing to join the beach clean but not able to make the walk can reach Piel Island

by ferry from Roa Island. Roa Island can be reached by No.10 bus from either Barrow in Furness or Ulverston.


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