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christine
12-07-2007, 15:00
There are a few places to camp by the beach on Walney. Head to the south end of the island and before you get to the expensive, full facility site there are a couple of right turns that take you to the beach. Absolutely no signs forbidding overnighting. Good views of the windmills!!!

umps2002
06-11-2007, 11:13
tried to find this spot, but in the dark last Wednesday evening. Decided not to park there. drove back up to the front and found a spot just down from the Chinese restaurant which is right on the front on the gravel car park. There is a car park first which states 'no overnight camping' but after that a gravel car park opens out. Stayed the night with no problems - very quiet (and it was Halloween)

Andy

christine
06-11-2007, 21:41
Could be difficult to find in the dark - unmade road off an unlit road.

Once over Walney Bridge, turn left. Before you get to the top of Ocean Road where the Chinese is, there is a left (before you start going up.) Take this and continue through Biggar Village. Carry on for about a mile and you get to the first parking place, off to the right A tiny bit further, there is another right turn, where the old household tip used to be. This is Honeypot Lane. Watch for the potholes and puddles. The track takes you to the sea. Parking here or further along.

MitchandBernice
06-04-2009, 19:35
Stayed here on 5 April with no problems. After the few dog walkers had gone we had the place to ourselves though this (as you can see) was in early April. Obviously a spot for day trippers as we had to clear a few bags of rubbish away, mainly beer cans.
Directions: Over Walney Bridge, turn immediately left. After a mile look for Left turn to Biggar. Go through Biggar village. After a mile and a half look for the remains of an old Council tip (half a sign and plant machinery that looks after the methane); turn right into an unmade road. Carry on carefully (potholes!) until you reach the beach. Follow the track left and 500 yards there's triangular patch right by the sea. perfect!

christine
06-04-2009, 22:44
Mitch and Bernice, I think we saw you! There was a small camper with a green windshield parked at the far end. We stopped close by you in a Vauxhall Vectra. We were wood collecting. We had thought of camping on Saturday night but the weather had turned cool and dull. Sunday morning was lovely and we felt quite envious.

MitchandBernice
20-04-2009, 21:26
Hi

Thanks for your reply but it wasn't us. We parked both nights at the far end of the track in a white Bessacar. great spot though and we will definitely go back there so if anyone else reads this a goes please, please keep it nice.
Tomorow I head south to trade the Bessacar in for a Dethleffs so hopefully goodbye to draughty British vans and hello to German efficiency - we will see!

christine
20-04-2009, 22:19
Just a coincidence then.I have noticed more people wild camping there, don't know whether it's anything to do with me posting on here or not.

blondieandi
24-04-2009, 00:21
We have been in the touring van to Walney, the chinese buffet was good!! May have a go at Wilding in the campervan there now!!

m30
01-04-2011, 18:08
We have been to Walney Island a couple of times, but up the top end of the island adjacent to the air field. The tarmac road ends and turns into a rough but wide unmade road (wide enough to pick your way around the pot holes) and you can go about another mile up just behind the beach
There are signs saying "no camping" but there are a couple of caravans pitched with gas bottles outside and nobody ever bothered us.

N 54 70 31.16 W 03 16 20.53

Happy camping

Stu

Canalsman
01-04-2011, 22:49
We have been to Walney Island a couple of times, but up the top end of the island adjacent to the air field. The tarmac road ends and turns into a rough but wide unmade road (wide enough to pick your way around the pot holes) and you can go about another mile up just behind the beach
There are signs saying "no camping" but there are a couple of caravans pitched with gas bottles outside and nobody ever bothered us.

N 54 70 31.16 W 03 16 20.53

Happy camping

Stu

Thanks for the tip :)

Regards

Chris

christine
03-04-2011, 14:47
Be aware that this is a nature reserve and there is a warden. A good few years ago we spent the night here (airfield end) and in the morning we had an official type notice stuck to our windscreen warning us it was illegal to overnight.


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