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Northumberland Coastal Path: Alnmouth (Beach Car Park) - Boulmer - Cullernose Point - Craster


There was a haar throughout, except for about 20 minutes while we were sitting outside the pub in Boulmer. Relatively warm.


Ken, George, Diane, Richard


Michael and Michelle - caravanning in the Lake District

Ashley - not in the area

Sandy and Ron - otherwise engaged

Bernie - relatives visiting


There were lots of people on the beaches hoping for the sun to break through and clear the mist. The poor visibility only cleared for a while when we stopped at the pub in Boulmer for a drink. We had excellent views out to sea, which was very blue. In the pub we met a foxy red Labrador called Hardy (named after Hardy’s of Alnwick). The beaches were a bit smelly, probably due to the effects of the prolonged heat on the seaweed.

We passed a group of heavily tattooed fishermen. We met many people from other parts of England, including a couple from Stoke-on-Trent, who were going to have to wait over two hours in Craster to get a bus back to Alnmouth. We also set a couple in the right direction for Dunstanburgh Castle, who were heading in the wrong direction out of Craster because they couldn't see the castle in the mist.

Animal life:

Curlew, pied wagtail, hundreds of starlings, lots of sandpipers, oystercatchers, ringed plovers, turnstones, swallows, and gulls. Saw several sandmartin holes in the banking beside the path. Usual selection of sheep and cows.


The White Swan, Dinnington. Joined by Evelyn, Ron and Sandy. Nice meal with friendly service.

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