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Foulney Island

Foulney Island

Foulney Island welcome sign. A clear indication of the start of this pleasant short walk

Location

Location and Parking

Location and Parking

Ample parking with view of path which bends to the right in the distance

Situated about halfway between Rampside and Roa Island is a carpark which includes the starting point for the walk up to Foulney Island.

Foulney Island

Protected Status and Views

Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve

Sign explaining the various species of plants and wild birds that you can see here

Designated as a nature reserve you can see various interesting and rare plant life as well as seabirds across the area.

Foulney Island

Views of the area

Views of the area

View across to Rampside with an old lighthouse in the distance

The area at low tide is mainly reeds and grassland and very open and flat so the views are good in whichever direction you look. At the end of the walk you get a good view across to Piel Island as well as back towards Rampside with it's old lighthouse building and the faint hills in the distance.

Foulney Island

The Walk

The Walk

View of the walk along it's straight path which curves to the right

The walk out the end is a relatively short one. It is a walk from one slightly elevated area which has the carpark and starting point to another elevated area at the other end. The path between the two is mainly at sea level and is more of a track which is unwalkable and dangerous when the tide starts to come in so it is best to check the tides to ensure that you will have the time to get back or you will need to stay at the far end until the tide has gone out again.

Foulney Island

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