Friday, 26 August 2016

A Run to Northumberland

On Wednesday the weatherman promised blue skies so I took a run down to the coast of Northumberland (northeast England)

Yester Parish Kirk in Gifford, east of Edinburgh, is a welcome sight. After 70 miles of motorway, this is where the fun begins.

South of Gifford the road climbs into the Lammermuir Hills. This is a view back to the Firth of Forth

Cottages at Flouden

I'm now in England. This is the mighty River Tweed at Berwick with Whiteadder Water on the right

Bamburgh Castle

The beach at Seahouses

The harbour at Craster

This little guy took a shine to me

Lobster pots at Amble

Beach huts

River Coquet and Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Bridge, looking good for 640 years old.


  1. Wow, you saw a lot of good things on your ride. Very nice photos, looks like a perfect day for ride.

    1. A perfect day, yes. You've just got to keep an eye on the weather forecast for days like this.

      In Britain (and Europe generally) things are not far apart so you can see a lot of interesting sights without going too far.

      Because of the centuries of conflict between Scotland & England area is a good place for castles.