Northumberland: The Snook

Hiking on The Snook, a long, low, dune- and grass-covered spit of land on the west side of Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Northumberland, UK. The castle-like tower hidden away among the dunes was originally a windmill, built in the 19th century to drain a mining shaft, when attempts were made to find workable coat deposits here. …

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Saxon Shore

Images from the Saxon Shore Way, a long-distance footpath from Gravesend to Hastings in England. © Rudolf Abraham The 12th century keep at Dover Castle. Dover, Kent, Saxon Shore Way © Rudolf Abraham White Cliffs of Dover. South Foreland, Kent, Saxon Shore Way © Rudolf Abraham Deal Castle. Deal, Kent, Saxon Shore Way © Rudolf …

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New books

Just received advance copies of my two most recent books: St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way, published by Cicerone Press Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide, published by Bradt (co-author with Thammy Evans) Both published February 2013

Seymour Tower

A walk out to Seymour Tower, around 2 miles (3km) offshore from Jersey’s southeast coast, at low tide. Jersey has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world (the island almost doubles in size at low tide), with the water racing out – and back in, a few hours later – at an alarming …

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St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

A few shots from my most recent visit to Northumberland (last week), walking/re-walking some sections of St Oswald’s Way for my new Cicerone guide, due out later this year. Morning light on Warkworth Castle (built from the 12th to the 15th century), Warkworth, St Oswald’s Way / Northumberland Coast Path, Northumberland Victorian postbox in the …

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