Isle of Walney Hotels

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All or Nothing: Camping

Walney boasts a full blown, all mod cons campsite, nicely situated away from it all at the south end of the island. God views out to Piel Island and castle.
There is a clubhouse and even a swimming pool as well as the usual ablution blocks etc.
Never stayed here as it is not our cup of tea but can well imagine things can get a little wild when the wind is blowing. Rather exposed, as is most of Walney.

At the other end of the scale, there are places where you can free camp (at present, until some official puts a stop to it.) We have camped in our motorhome at a place called Honeypot Lane, on a couple of occasions and have seen tents there as well. It's where the old household tip used to be but nowadays there is no sign of said dump.
The rough road extends all the way along the beach, with proper access at the near end and a scramble over a rocky sea defence at the other. Along said road are places to pull off and camp. Tents seem to prefer the far end, where the beach is nicer.
Naturally, camp fires are a must!!

Close to the beach and also South Walney Nature reserve.

Whilst free camping here, we have spotted seals swimming a mere few yards out , bobbing about in the waves.Having seen seals in abundance in beautiful western Scotland, I really never expected to see seals off Walney and was absolutely amazed!!

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  • Related to: Camping, Beaches, Whale Watching
  • Written September 21, 2006
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