Circumnavigations: Walney Island

Now the second shortest circumnavigation distance on the current PSK list (Scarba), Walney Island provides an ideal route for the budding circumnavigator or for those looking for one a little more 'fast and furious'. But once again, Walney Island should not be underestimated - good planning is required to ensure fast water, or in fact any water at all. Beware of the shallow waters that can provide lively conditions along the west shore too.
Walney is a regular paddling haunt and there are many who have completed this trip, we just need to hear more details...

Walney Island

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: CCW


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1K1MJohn Willacy02:50:3229-Apr-22Rockpool Taran 189.1CCWYes
2K1MJohn Willacy02:51:5626-Apr-21Rockpool Taran 189.6CCWYes
3K1MJohn Willacy02:53:0923-Sep-20Rockpool Taran 188.5CCWYes
4K1MIan Cooke03:05:1320-Sep-20Rockpool Taran 189.9CCWYes
5K1MJohn Willacy03:10:0018-Dec-12Rockpool Taran 189.2CCWYes
6(1)K1WPascale Eichenmuller03:21:2329-Apr-22Rockpool Taran 189.1CCWYes
7K1MChris Wade03:23:3816-Apr-22Tiderace Pace17 Tour9.3CCWYes
8K1MGlenn Sutcliffe03:48:2602-May-22Valley Pintail9.1CCWYes

8 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise
Tide = height at Liverpool (m)


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1Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
03:08:5430-Apr-21Rockpool Taran 18

2K2Peter Hart /
Keith Longney

3TeamChris Drew
Will Herman
03:57:4202-Feb-13North_Shore Atlantic
Rockpool GT
4TeamO.A.G '~07:00:0006-Aug-11
5TeamJames Gerrie
(+ group) '
07:24:0711-Jul-22SKUK Romany Surf


9 team paddlers in 5 teams


Chris Drew / Will Herman et al. (02-Feb-13)
From Will: "...not the biggest tide but close to being the right conditions for a fast-ish trip. I wanted to check timings for various sections, partly as HW time meant it was necessary to start on the west, from Earnse Point, rather than my preferred launch point at Roa Island. It was a bit of test run if you like, and I was pleased given the moderate tidal flow and head wind up the channel. I think that with a good sized tide and light northerlies, on a warm day, we could knock quite a lot off that. We will probably do it again on a big autumn tide."
Peter Hart / Keith Longney et al. (19-Jul-13)
Peter and Keith have an extensive background in Quadrathlon and have completed the 10 Lakes Challenge and a Caledonian Canal Crossing. Peter is also a World Record RIB Driver! Take a look at their website:
O.A.G _ : (06-Aug-11)
A club trip organised by the Outdoor Activity Group, Fleetwood.

Walney Island
13 completions -- 8 solo + 5 team + 0 escorted
17 paddlers in total (8 solo / 9 team / 0 escorted

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Recorded Start Points: