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Sheds: walk along the coast

Saturday 26th October, 1-4pm

Sheds: walk along the coast
Family walk and picnic, Saturday 26th October, 1-4pm

Pack a picnic and bring the family for a guided walk with Art Gene’s artists through the Sandscale Haws nature reserve to a hidden community of fisherman's huts known as the Black Huts. 

Click here to book free tickets on Eventbrite.

Learn to "see through the eyes of an artist" at the natural and built environment all around us. Find out about rare Natterjack toads and dune habitats and enjoy the views along the coast of Walney island and Walney Channel, and out to the Irish sea.

The destination is the ‘Black huts’ an eclectic community of fishermen’s huts where we will stop for homemade soup. Please bring anything else you would like for a picnic. We will eat on the coast looking out to sea or in one of the fisherman's sheds, depending on the weather.

The walk is three miles in total (there and back) over level but rough and/or muddy terrain. Wellies or walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Don’t forget your camera. 

We are sorry but this is not wheelchair-friendly. Composting toilet available at the shed. There is the option of Landrover return, for tired little legs, or achey older ones for that matter...

The walk will take place rain or shine. Booking essential.

Fishermen's shed on stilts at Lowsy Point

Fishermen's shed on stilts at Lowsy Point