NorthofthetyneCam September 2011

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September 2011

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

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Plessey Woods - River Blyth

Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
Walks
Allen Banks
Belford
Rothbury
Thrunton Woods 2
Hadrian's Wall 1
Wall
Wark-Redesmouth
Warkworth Beach
West Woodburn
Lakes walks
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The visitor centre where you can get a cup of tea and a bun at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
The River Blyth runs through the Park at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
Some shallows across the river at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
The path along side the river at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
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Lots of wild flowers alongside the river at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
I don't think thats a wasp at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
This great creature shares a field with a thistle to make him feel at home along with a few others of the same breed at Plessey Woods Country Park. Northumberland.
A few days on the Isle of Man
In the picturesque south of the island,the pretty harbour at Castletown , Isle of Man
Also in the south. Evening on the beach at Port Erin, Isle of Man
Positioned in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is not recognized as part of the United Kingdom, but rather as a self-governing British Crown dependency

The island is hilly through its central core and extremely flat in its northern reaches. Much of its coastline is ringed by picturesque cliffs. The highest point, Snaefell Mountain, rises to 2,036 ft (621 m)

This fiercely independent land of legends and long-held traditions of culture was first settled by the Celts. The Vikings arrived about 800 AD, and remnants of that Scandinavian influence remain to this day.

A 2006 mid-year census indicated the island is now home to just over 80,000 people, with about 26,000 living in Douglas, the island's capital city

The economy is driven some by farming and fishing, but financial, high-tech businesses and tourism are the modern mainstays. The annual Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Motorcycle Race is a significant event, as it attracts thousands of visitors. In that regard, the island is well-served by ferry services and by its airport near Castletown.

Another delightful harbour at Port St. Mary, Isle of Man
Boats awaiting the tide at Old Laxey harbour, Isle of Man
The Laxey Wheel, The climb onto the top platform is a test of the nerve , Isle of Man
Beer advert van seen at Port Erin , Isle of Man
This thatched, cottage is one of a number in a village near the south of the island set aside as part of a Heritage Museum, Gregneash, Isle of Man
Meanwhile and more up to date. youngsters enjoying organised BMX races in Ramsay, Isle of Man
At Ruby Point in the north west of the Island, energetic kiting, Isle of Man
At Ruby Point the pebble beach runs all the way to the north at Point ofAyre. Isle of Man
On the promenade at the island's Capital, Douglas, Isle of Man
North of Douglas, looking at the coastline near Port Groudle.. Isle of Man
Evening at Ramsay harbour. Isle of Man
A sunset at Peel Castle. Isle of Man
Northumberland is England's Secret !

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2011
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