A Mini Dxpedition to Piel Island on
May, 24th/25th 2008
Piel Island DXpedition Videos below
See the New 2008 DXpedition video of Piel Island below!
Where is Piel Island?
+ in map above is Piel Island
Piel Island lies half a mile (1 km) off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula
in the administrative county of Cumbria. It is located at .
It is one of the Islands of Furness in northern England.
The island is owned by the people of Barrow-in-Furness, the mainland town
across the Piel Channel within whose administrative boundaries it is to be found.
The area of Piel is about 50 acres. Normally, the only permanent residents are
the landlord of the Ship Inn and his family.
Being separated from neighbouring Roa Island by the Piel Channel, the island
is accessible via a ferryboat which runs from Roa Island pier during summer
weekends. A causeway links the island to Walney Island but is only passable
with care at low tide. Piel Castle, at the bottom tip in photo above, is managed by English Heritage and there is free, unlimited access. The castle, located on the southeast tip of Piel Island, is an impressive ruin made up largely of stones from the beach.
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