Walney Island, Cumbria
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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