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If you are looking for the perfect place to discover and off the beaten track then why not consider Walney Island in South Cumbria? A perfect place to stay is West Point House, a real home from home.

This ideal base provides a great location to explore the Furness Penisula and enjoy the nearby nature reserves at Sandscale Hawes and South Walney. You may even get to see a seal or two as these stunning creatures breed and nurture their young here every year.  The delightful Piel Island, as celebrated in the January edition of National Geographic, is always worth a visit and is reached by a short ferry ride from the mainland.

Piel Island

West Point House is the ideal location to explore the Duddon Estuary and the famous Lake District National Park valleys of Eskdale and Wasdale where you can relax and enjoy the views or create adventure by paddle boarding, kayaking or ghyll scrambling. You can even scale England's Highest Peak, Scafell Pike.

Equally wonderful, with stunning views across Morecambe bay and the Irish sea, is the lesser known  Black Combe. For an unforgettable experience feel the exhilaration of riding along the beach on horseback with Cumbrian heavy horses or explore the coast on foot or by bike.  Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel, boasts a museum celebrating the work of it’s most famous son and his comedy partner Oliver Hardy. This ancient market town, with its charming cobbled streets, is perfect to browse unique independent shops and stop for coffee and home-made cake.

Ulverston Town Centre

If you fancy something a little less demanding then the historic town of Barrow-In-Furness is on your doorstep, home of submarine building for the Royal Navy. Merchant ships and other vessels have been built at this active port for over 150 years and the compelling story can be enjoyed from the fascinating Dock Museum. When visiting Barrow, you must take in a visit to the English Heritage site of Furness Abbey with its impressive remains. It was founded by Stephen, later King of England and later destroyed by Henry VIII.

Furness Abbey

With a stay at West Point House you will always find a comfy bed and a warm welcome from hosts Heather and John. And with the Visit Britain's ‘Good to Go’ kitemark, you can be assured of the highest standards of cleanliness.

Welcome to the hidden gem on Cumbria's Walney Island. Enjoy! 

Walney Island




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