Northumberland coast

Just back from a few cold, wet and windy days hiking in Northumberland, working on a new Cicerone guidebook to St Oswald’s Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the Northumberland Coast Path. On this visit I started from Alnmouth and followed the coast up to Craster, then from Seahouses to Bamburgh, and around Budle Bay (a very long day with an enormous detour inland) to Beal. Crossed the sands to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) at low tide and spent the day there before returning on the next low tide, and on the final day followed the coast up to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Seaweed on Harkess Rocks, with Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands in the distance, Bamburgh, St Oswald’s Way / Northumberland Coast Path, Northumberland, UK

Rocks arranged in the shape of a horse, behind Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, Northumberland, UK

View of Goswick Sands from Cheswick Sands, site of some of the tallest dunes on the Northumberland coast, Northumberland Coast Path (part of the North Sea Trail), Northumberland, UK

First and last images shot on a D700 with 24mm PC-E, plus Singh-Ray ND graduated filter (2 stops, hard edge); second image D700 with 14-24mm f/2.8.

All images © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

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