Left our cottage in Lowick in the morning. Walked around Wooler. Did a brief detour into the Breamish Valley and visitor centre there. The Cheviot hills are beautiful as is the river valley. Saw thrush, bullfinch, heard tits and chiffchaff. Then we went onto Cragside. National Trust Property with over 40 miles of woodland walks … Continue reading Day 8: Cragside
Visited Etal Castle this morning. Greenfinches, swallows, house martins, bullfinch, crows, blackbirds, rabbit (!) Walked around Etal and then went on to Ford Village.Ford Village has very pretty buildings - including Horseshoe Forge! Enormous amounts of birds - house sparrows and swallows absolutely everywhere, plus chaffinches, juvenile robins and juvenile blue tits.Lunch at the Barn … Continue reading Day 7: Ford and Etal
Today is our 4th wedding anniversary. Poor Andy suffering from migraine so did not got to Kielder as orginally planned. Went for anniversary meal at the Lindisfarne Inn - not quite the romantic atmosphere we'd hoped but yummy Doddington's fudge chunk ice cream. Went out to look over Cocklawburn beach afterwards. Eiders on water.