Piel Island Cumbria

Piel Island Cumbria

Piel Island Cumbria:

The seascape around Barrow-in-Furness certainly has pedigree. The town has been building warships and submarines since 1896.

Across the deepwater from Barrow, there is a quiet and seemingly remote island about a mile off the shore of Walney Island.

Piel Island Cumbria

The island was once under the control of the monks of nearby Furness Abbey.

These medieval monks were among those who profited from the flow of contraband across the waters.

This 52-acre stretch of pebble beach and wildflower area has no electricity and only one person lives there year-round, known as the ‘King’ of Piel

Steve Chattaway, who is the landlord of the 17th-century Ship Inn, was crowned King in a ceremony in July 2008.

This fascinating island also boasts a ruined 14th-century castle and campsite.

If you visit with children you can spend many happy hours playing on the beach or collecting shells.

Additionally, you can try to spot seals at the water’s edge.

At low tide, you can walk out to Piel Island from Walney or catch the Piel Island ferry from Roa Island.

Incidentally, the ferry price is reasonable (at around five pounds each) and takes a few minutes to cross the Piel Channel.

Finally, if you drive along the scenic coast road from Ulverston, you will experience the beauty of the Furness peninsula.

Finally, the travel time by car from Lothlorien is about 45 minutes.

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