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Dunstan Steads - Craster - Howick Scar - Rumbling Kern - Craster - Dunstanburgh Castle - Dunstan Steads.


Very pleasant and better than expected with more blue sky than cloud. A few drops of rain while we were sitting outside the Jolly Fisherman in Craster.


Michelle, Ashley, George, Sandy, Ron.


Bernie - catching up on work.

Michael - clearing out the garage.

Olwen - in Wales.


Michelle wore shorts, while the rest of us put on gaiters and Ashley was grumpy about the meal arrangements. A couple of surfers were preparing in the car park to take the plunge.

Navigation was challenging, with one or two unplanned deviations, also a couple of disappeared paths.

We took lunch on the cliffs at the attractive renovated cottage at Rumbling Kern. Ron inspected the plunge pool. There were lots of people around – it looked like a rambler’s day out.

We drank coffee and tea outside at the Jolly Fisherman at Craster, where Ashley played "Sailing By" on his phone while we watched a couple of heavy showers and a rainbow out at sea. We also spotted a couple of merchant ships and two Sea King helicopters.

We admired a display of figures of men, women, children and animals (cows, crabs, sheep) made out of stones and various bits of flotsam and jetsam on a green bank beside Dunstanburgh Castle. Michelle claimed that this had been done by local children at her behest for our visit.

There was a strategically placed ice cream van at the end of the walk.


Birds: Two buzzards, two wheatears, oystercatchers, indetermine brown ducks, house martins, swallows, starling with strange markings. Flocks of seagulls chasing a tractor and a flock of goldfinches. Lots of cormorants and shags in the distance.

Butterflies/insects: Cabbage whites, tortoiseshell and others.

Mammals/others: Hare, rabbits, friendly cows, sheep, horse with a crimson coat, lots of dogs. Tiny frogs.

Plants/Trees: Two sycamore trees on their own. Large elm trees. Lots of brambles, rosehips and elderberries. Marguerites and nasturtiums.


The Swan, Heddon-on-the Wall. Joined by Evelyn and Beth. 5 carveries , 2 lasagnes and green olives for Beth. Nice meal.

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September walkers






Wheatear by the sea


Wheatear inland

afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

stone people

Stone people

dunstanburgh castle

Dunstanburgh Castle




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