Roa Island

May 5, 2008 at 15:40 | Posted in Barrow | 1 Comment


It’s a pleasant walk down to Rampside along the Cumbria Coastal Way/Cistercian Way/Greenway or whatever it’s called on any given day. Pleasant provided that you try to ignore the pong, for the path takes you past the toxic waste incinerator and the gas terminal. It’s worth it, though, for the views across Walney Channel to the South End and beyond, and because it leads to Roa Island, and from there to the ferry to Piel Island with its castle and (currently derelict but hopefully to be restored) pub.

I didn’t get that far on my walk today, just far enough to enjoy this prospect of Roa, which isn’t really an island as it’s joined to the mainland by a causeway, and Piel over its right-hand shoulder. Piel is a real island, although at low tide you can walk there from Walney.


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  1. Will you post a pic of the toxic waste incinerator?


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