Lundy Island - Puffin Island
UK's Only Marine Nature Reserve
Lundy is the largest island in the Bristol Channel, lying 12 miles (19 km) off the coast of Devon, England, approximately one third of the distance across the channel between England and Wales. Lundy gives its name to a British sea area and is one of the islands of England.
In 1971 a proposal was made by the Lundy Field Society to establish a marine reserve. Provision for the establishment of statutory Marine Nature Reserves was included in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and on 21 November 1986 the Secretary of State for the Environment announced the designation of a statutory reserve at Lundy....
About the Island
Lundy has an average residential population of 28 people which includes a Warden, Island Manager, Farmer, Shop keeper, Maintenance and Housekeeping staff as well as a Bar and Kitchen team in the Marisco Tavern. They live in and around the village at the south of the Island. Visitors include day-trippers during the sailing season, as well as staying visitors who can book into any of the 23 holiday properties and camp site on Lundy. Staying visitors can book throughout the year, thanks to a scheduled helicopter transfer service through the winter months.
Lundy has been considered the tenth wonder of the world, and a visit will confirm this. Please click on the link to find out more and how to visit: www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/