This quiet and seemingly remote island is situated about a mile off the shore of Walney Island close to Barrow in Furness. This 52-acre stretch of shingle beach and wildflower scrubland is without electricity and only one permanent resident, the ‘King’ of Piel who just happens to be the landlord of the 17th-century Ship Inn. The island also boasts a ruined 14th-century castle and camp site.
At low tide you can walk out to Piel Island from Walney or catch a boat from Roa Island. Travel time from Lothlorien is about 45 minutes. If you travel along the scenic coast road from Ulverston you will experience at first hand the beauty of the Furness peninsula.