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Walney Island, Cumbria

Walney Island
Walney Island is located in the Irish Sea, off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. There is a windfarm off the coast of the island, consisting of over 30 turbines. The island can be accessed by Jubilee Bridge and is home to a vast array of birdlife, including Herring, Oystercatchers, and Common and Little Terns. There are two nature reserves on the island, and several Sites of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI). Walney Island was once occupied by Viking settlers, and indeed derives its name from the Norse for ‘Isle of the British’.

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Other Cumbria Naturals

Lake Windermere
Scafell Pike
Helvellyn
River Eden
Derwent Water
Ullswater
Bassenthwaite Lake
Solway Coast
North Pennines
Solway Firth
Coniston Water
Wastwater
Arnside and Silverdale
ScaFell
Borrowdale
Buttermere
Aira Force
Duddon Valley
Barrow Island
River Wampool
River Ehen
River Duddon
River Lune
River Cocker
River Esk

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