NorthofthetyneCam December 2011


Digital Photoraphy by Norman Mackillop

December 2011

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

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Berwick upon Tweed - Bridges and Walls

Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
Allen Banks
Thrunton Woods 2
Hadrian's Wall 1
Warkworth Beach
West Woodburn
Lakes walks
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Looking down Marygate to the church-like Town Hall from the defensive northern wall. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
The Royal Border Bridge with its 28 arches spans the river from Tweedmouth it is 659 Metres long and is a Grade I listed railway viaduct built between 1847 and 1850, It does not in fact span the border between England and Scotland which is three miles further north. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
Known as the "Old Bridge" this sandstone bridge is Grade I listed. built between the years 1611 and 1624. Four previous bridges have occupied this site. The original in 1199. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
Three bridges over the Tweed. The centre bridge in this picture is the Royal Tweed Bridge built of concrete in the 1920s. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
With the tide well out on Calot Shad Sand a chance to get close to the externals of the Wall this is Coxon's Tower.

The Town of Berwick changed hands between England and Scotland 14 times in the two centuries before 1482 since when it has been English. After the bridges the most spectacular of Berwick's features is the Town Wall. Work commenced on the defences in 1558 and was completed over the next 20 years mostly during the reign of Elizabeth I. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

Looking along the Wall 0f the Four Gun Battery toward Pier Road from the river sands, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
A view of the southernmost of the Town Wall, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
The Ness Gate in the Town Walls leading down on to Pier Road, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
Steps up from Pier Road toward the western defences, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
The western fortress Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
To the west and north of the town the artillery emplacements are spectacular, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
The 16th century walls included four gates. This is the Cow Port. Today it leads to the Beach and the Golfclub, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
Out and About

(from my previously unpublished archive)

The Grindon Milecastle (34) on Hadrian's Wall near Sewingshields. Northumberland
In the valley of the Red Burn near Simonburn, Northumberland
Steps over the church wall in Simonburn village, Northumberland
The lifebout station at Cullercoats, North Tyneside.
The Castle Keep from the Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne
At Alnmouth, the dull day producing a watercolur effect. Northumberland
An inquisitive donkey at East Wideopen Farm, North Tyneside.
Northumberland is England's Secret !

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Berwick upon Tweed Bridges & Walls. Out and about (archive)
Kielder water, North Tyne Valley and Falstone Village
Kirkwhelpington, Sweethope Loughs. Northumberlandia (Sculpture)
Plessey Woods-River Blyth, A few days on the Isle of man.
Out and about, International Kite festival Whitley Bay Links
Shaftoe Crags, poppies nr Corbridge. A Trip down the Tyne.
Budle Bay, Bamburgh Castle, South Northumberland
Gosforth. Hartley Bay,
Lucker Village, Seahouses, Hadrian's Wall at Walltown
Cambo Village, Warenford Village
Fontburn Reservoir, Cresswell - Druridge Bay
Best of 2010, Scots Gap and Rothley crags