Friday, 7 August 2015

Alnmouth Coastal Walk

It was another beautiful day so I again headed north to my spiritual home in Northumberland.

Taking the scenic route I parked up at Amble and decided to walk a couple of miles towards Warkworth, which occupies a prime defensive position on a meander of the River Coquet. No offence to the residents, but I wasn't that interested in the village itself on this occasion and I again veered slightly off-course to see what was happening on the nearby East Coast Main Line.

I spent a couple of hours overlooking the railway near Shortridge Hall. It was the same spot I had occupied a week earlier and afforded fairly decent views both up and down the line. Again I decided I was take some video footage of whatever passed by, as can be seen below:

By this stage it was the early evening, so I decided to walk down onto the dunes at Bilton Sands and follow St Oswald's Way towards Alnmouth village. A combine harvester was working near to Bilton Sands throwing up lots of dust as it thrashed its way through the field. As my YouTube video suggests, the weather was pleasant enough but quite breezy. The clouds were blowing rapidly across the sky, which meant the light fluctuated as they passed in front of the Sun.

I stopped to take a few shots of the derelict church (more like a small chapel) overlooking the salt marshes to the south of Alnmouth. I also climbed Church Hill to take some traditional shots of the wooden cross against the village and estuary backdrop.

Warkworth Public Footpath Sign.

Warkworth Horses.

Warkworth Skewbald Horse Eating.

Warkworth Black Horse.

Shortridge Corn Heads.

Bilton Sands Combine Harvester Dusty.

Bilton Sands Harvest Machines.

Bilton Sands Harvesting.

Bilton Sands Tractor and Trailer.

Straw Bails and Blue Skies Near High Buston.

Derelict Church Overlooking Alnmouth Salt Marshes.

Derelict Church at Church Hill Alnmouth.

Church Hill Alnmouth Overlooking Estuary.

Church Hill Alnmouth Overlooking Village.

Distant Alnmouth Over Salt Marsh.

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