The first batch of photos from a long weekend in Northumberland, based in the village of Belford [55 35 56 N, 1 49 46 W].

AlnmouthBeach2

The beach at Alnmouth [55 23 19 N, 1 36 16 W], a picturesque village on the coast at the estuary of the river Aln.

AlnmouthGolfCourse

Rather oddly for a tiny village, Alnmouth has two beach-front golf courses!  This is the smaller Alnmouth Village golf course.

LindisfarneRefuge

Refuge box on the Pilgrim’s Way [55 40 64 N, 1 51 33 W] across the sands to the tidal island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island).  While the road causeway is open for a number of hours either side of low tide, this more direct pedestrian is only really passable at the bottom of the tide – even so feet are likely to get wet!

LindisfarneRefugeView

View across the sands from the refuge box.

LindisfarneView

View back across Lindisfarne from the walls of the Castle (although “fort” would be a more accurate description).

LindisfarneCottage

Doorway decoration on houses on Lindisfarne island.

LindisfarneCastleView

View from next to the Priory towards the Castle.

StAidansSide

Side chapel in St. Aidan’s church, Bamburgh.

StAidansMemorial

Memorial to St. Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne and missionary to Northumbria, marking the place where he is reckoned to have died, leaning against a pillar of the church, in 651.

BelfordHotel BelfordSquare

View of our “hotel”, the very pleasant Blue Bell Hotel, and the village square.

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