Northumberland Coast (2)

I’m expecting to receive the proofs from my Northumberland book (St Oswald’s Way & St Cuthbert’s Way) from Cicerone within the next few days, so here are a couple of shots taken on or near Holy Island (Lindisfarne) that I haven’t posted before.
Northumberland Coast Path, just north of the causeway to Holy Island

Walking the ‘Pilgrim’s Route’ across the sands to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), only possible at low tide

Refuge box for those caught by the tide…

The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island

Sculpture of Saint Cuthbert, 7th century saint and hermit (and Bishop of Melrose and later of Lindisfarne), by Fenwick Lawson, in the ruins of Lindsfarne Priory

A well preserved group of lime kilns behind Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. There was an important lime industry in Northumberland during the 19th century, and kilns survive at various spots along the coast and inland

Cairns left by pilgrims just beyond Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, with the big, bad and bleakly beautiful North Sea beyond

These images were all taken over several trips to Northumberland and the Borders in the second half of 2011 and early 2012.
Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

21 thoughts on “Northumberland Coast (2)”

  1. I camped on Lindisfarne decades ago – I haven’t returned since, although I have seen it across the water from the A1 on many occasions. A magical place, especially when the tide covers the causeway.

    1. Hi Laurence – a magical place, as you say. Must have been a lovely place to camp. By the way, have you seen the old Polanski film, Cul-de-Sac – set/filmed there…?

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