FARNE ISLANDS
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Farne Islands - 23rd June 2008
WALK STATISTICS
Date 23rd June 2008 Description Farne Islands
Start Point Seahouses Peaks Climbed  
Total Time N/a    
Walking Time N/a    
Stopped Time N/a    
Distance N/a    
Moving Average N/a Start Grid Ref NU 22124 32198
Elevation at Start N/a Temperature 20°C
Total Ascent N/a Weather Sunny
Max Elevation N/a Walking With Nicola & Gill
WALK NOTES

Seahouses - Farne Islands - Seahouses

An excellent sea voyage with great weather conditions to the small group of islands off shore from Seahouses - The Farne Islands. We were hoping to land on both Staple Island and Inner Farne but the sea was too turbulent to land on Staple Island. However this was not a problem as the time we had on Inner Farne was just too good to be true. The voyage took us around all the Farne Islands before landing on Inner Farne. There were so many birds around the islands and even grey seals on Longstone Island.

As we landed on Inner Farne we were warned of the attacking Terns as they protected their chicks. They were quite ferocious as they swept down to peck at peoples heads. If you were wearing some kind of hat you were ok. Most of the birds were nesting so there were many chicks around both on the cliff edges and walking across the board walks. You just had to be so careful where you were putting your feet.

One of the main reasons to visit the Farne Islands is to see the thousands of Puffins that nest and live on the islands. June is a good time to visit the Farne Islands as many birds are nesting.

The views from the islands are fantastic. Looking back to the mainland one can see the three main big castles along the coastline - Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, and Lindisfarne (or Holy Island). It was certainly a brilliant day.

MAP 1
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INNER FARNE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
340 Explorer - Holy Island & Bamburgh
PHOTOGRAPHS
The Farne Islands are part of the National Trust
Seahouses harbour
Fishing baskets at Seahouses
Boat on way to Farne Islands
Farne Island boat trip operators
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) from Seahouses beach
Farne Islands from Seahoses beach
Inner Farne
Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Guillimots on Longstone Island
Guillimots on Longstone Island
Guillimots on Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Longstone Island
Grey Seals on Longstone Island
Grey Seals on Longstone Island
Grey Seals on Longstone Island
Grey Seal in sea
A rough sea near Longstone Island
A rough sea near Longstone Island
A rough sea near Longstone Island
The Longstone Lighthouse or Outer Farne
The Longstone Lighthouse or Outer Farne
One of the boat trips at the Farne Islands
Staple Island
Staple Island
Guillimots in the sea
Visitors on Inner Farne
Guillimots on the cliffs
Inner Farne Lighthouse
Arctic Tern chicks
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern chick
St Cuthberts Cove - Inner Farne
Puffins
Arctic Tern
Path on Inner Farne with Pele Tower
Pele Tower on Inner Farne
Shag on its nest
Longstone Lighthouse from Inner Farne
Shag on Inner Farne
Shag on its nest on Inner Farne
Guillemots on cliff edge on Inner Farne
Puffins on Inner Farne - Sand Eels and Seaweed in its bill
Twitchers view from the tops of the cliffs
Inner Farne Lighthouse
Shag chicks on the nest
A shag overlooks the colony of Guillemots
The tower on Inner Farne with visitors on the board walks
Puffin in the undergrowth
Puffins on Inner Farne - One emerging from its burrow
"Is anyone in today?"
"Hey ... can anyone hear me?"
Puffin on Inner Farne
Puffin on Inner Farne
A Black-headed Gull wants the Puffins meal of Sand Eels ...
... and the Black-headed Gull will win
Puffin on Inner Farne
Puffin on Inner Farne
Puffin on Inner Farne
Herring Gull on Inner Farne
View out to the North Sea from Inner Farne
Sea crashes into the shore on Inner Farne
Sea crashes into the shore on Inner Farne
Boat sets sail back to Seahouses
Arctic Tern chick
Our boat arrives back in Seahouses
Farne Island Boat Trips are booked from Seahouses
Ringed Plover on Inner Farne

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