Walney Island is connected to Barrow in Furness by Jubilee Bridge. Originally opened in 1908 and operated as a toll bridge, Walney Bridge was renamed Jubilee Bridge by the Queen Mother in 1935 and has been toll free ever since. Once over the bridge, Vickerstown is the single most densely populated area on the island, whilst the more modern residential area known as North Walney is only slightly smaller. The extremities of the island are both designated "Sites of Special Scientific Interest", and contain an abundance of nesting sea birds as well as amphibians and examples of rare geological features.
And you can explore all this through WalneyIsle.co.uk's Interactive Maps, Photo Galleries, and 360° panoramas, which take you on a virtual tour of the island's many attractions. Going on for 200 videos and more than 5,000 images (many of which have accompanying text) are available from this site for non-profit personal use only. Please enjoy your stay here and feel free to use the Feedback link at the bottom of the page if you wish to comment on any aspect of the site.
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