Barrow in Furness
South Walney Nature Reserve, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria UK
Cumbria Open Microphone Network (COMN)
The original streambox was built by Grant Smith (SoundCamp) and installed in 2017 by Andrew Deakin (FON) with the kind co-operation of Sarah Dalrymple (CWT). It was upgraded in 2019 and the external antenna removed in 2022.
The streambox is located on a shingle beach at the Southernmost tip of Walney Island, facing the Atlantic ocean across the bay from Barrow-in_Furness. The beach supports a distinctive flora including the rare Walney Geranium (G. sanguineum var. striatum). In Autumn, seals come to the beach to give birth. From mid April it is home to a large colony of gulls. Sandwich terns, Eiders and other waterfowl and waders can be heard from the water and the beach. The box sits on a small concrete plinth above the tideline.