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North Walney, Cumbria

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North Walney, Cumbria

North Walney is a National Nature Reserve on Walney Island, England. The island is an esker. The reserve has an area of 646.5 ha and protects a sand dune system which supports a large number of Natterjack Toads. North Walney was formerly a separate Site of Special Scientific Interest, but it has been amalgamated with other SSSIs in the Duddon Estuary. The Duddon Estuary is a Special Protection Area. There is a separate nature reserve at South Walney managed by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD1769
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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