The Northumberland Coast

I am so lucky to live within an hour or so drive to this lovely area..So took our southern family for a visit to Bamburgh Castle….and for once, on their yearly visit, the sun shone…..

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6 May, 2011
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johnponting said:

Sheila I really am quite envious as we love that section of coast but normally drive through.

We've been up to the Highlands 5 years running and stay at a lodge in Berwick-upon-Tweed so tend to see the castle early in the evening towards the end of a longish drive. Coming home we generally leave Edinburgh and pick up the A68 through Jedburgh, stop off at the Scottish Borders big stones, across the National Park and down to Scotch Corner.

6 May, 2011
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mike said:

The first weeks of June we will be doing a Scottish trip up through Loch Lommond, Inveraray, Oban, Fort William and on to Inverness. Then down through Pitlochry, Perth, Sterling, Edinburgh. Then the last three days will be the North East of England Holy Island Bamburgh etc down to Whitby.
I am hoping I catch morning and evening light throughout.
Thanks for your "reminder"

6 May, 2011
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littlewren said:

Berwick is a lovely place too John as are the borders....
sounds a really lovely tour there Mike....we love the highlands too and stayed at a small place between Fort William and Inverness called Invergarry....beautiful....Perthshire is also lovely.......and there will be a return visit for us there....look forward to your photos....

6 May, 2011
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Looks just wonderful.....It is amazing how Britain has such wonderful spots yet some, choose to go abroad..
I bet you & your family enjoyed your visit, so glad weather good for you all...Loved, too the last pic of the so relaxed bird...LW..

7 May, 2011
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littlewren said:

Thanks FP we do have some glorious places in the UK and sadly its the weather that some people don't enjoy....But thats good for those of us whole love peace and quiet....If the sunshine was more predictable that amazing beach would be full of sunbeds...beach bars and pedalos....so I LOVE BRITISH WEATHER......

7 May, 2011
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jane said:

I totally agree Littlewren about the weather.What you describe about packed beaches etc is my worst nightmare !! Regarding the Northumberland coast...on my wish list to visit as BB knows and loves the area .Sounds brilliant..wild spaces teeming with birds and all manner of wildlife ! Perfect.:o)). Glad your family enjoyed the visit...

7 May, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks Jane.....Northumberland is a fabulous county....from the coastline...through farmland...into the cheviot hill and the lovely Cragside....Hope you get your wish

7 May, 2011
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jane said:

Thank you Littlewren...so do I...:o))

7 May, 2011
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david said:

Am a huge fan of the Northumberland coast, Lw! Luckily, Lindisfarne (Holy Island) can be done as a day trip from here, and also never miss an opportunity to visit. In fact, called in 3 weeks ago on the return drive from a short break in North Yorks. Like John, I always use the A68 if heading south down the east side of the UK, but always take the A1 on the return trip, as so many lovely spots to call in to. Would really like to stay over, anf make a boat trip to the Farne Islands, though. Lovely pics, and my "fave" is the male Eider. :-))

8 May, 2011
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littlewren said:

Thanks David....Lindisfarne is a really special place....I know the Farnes would be brilliant to visit but I am not a lover of boats ....even for that short distance.....I have to thank Gillblair for the ID of the Eider...this was sitting comfortably in Seahouses.....

8 May, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Ah LW .. and so were you by sounds of things I ve taken that short trip from Seahouses to the Farnes and its not bad think David will have more trouble getting out to Bass rock .. now that is a boat trip ..

Wonderful coastline so unspoilt , for anyone not wanting the traditional trappings of seaside resorts this area is a must.

8 May, 2011
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Never been that way on, but a great set of photo's is tempting me

8 May, 2011
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lincslass said:

Having never been there I really appreciated you sharing your photo`s, many thanks....

9 May, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks Alan and lincslass.....

9 May, 2011
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david said:

The entire island seems to ooze history from every stone, Lw - I can "feel" it. Love, also, the beautiful gardens, both public and private.

Re Bass Rock, Bb - you are so right! Last trip I made there was onboard the old famous paddle steamer "Waverley", chartered for a staff and friends evening out by a former employer nearly 25 years ago, now. Suddenly, we spotted a huge white rock very close to port side. Everyone rushed there to view the spectacle, and, with the weight snd the swell, we were suddenly gazing into the dark water depths, with the deck going under. no breeze, but the waters here are very dangerous. Next moment, we would be looking upwards at the "white" rock. There was some panic, I remember, but the onboard "Dixieland" brass band played on......

Will never forget that, especially since "Titanic" came out, LOL! Hope to get there this year, and am thinking that it may take several attempts, too! :-))

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