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February 2014

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Chollerford Bridge - Temple of Mithras

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The crossing over the river North Tyne at Chollerford is a stone bridge built to replace the original medieval one, built in 1394 but later destroyed in the flood of 1771 it is 700 metres upstream from the Roman Bridge, part of Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland.
The river North Tyne below Chollerford, Northumberland.
The moles have been busy on the banks of the River North Tyne at Chollerford, Northumberland.
Storm clouds gathering to the north beyond the bridge at Chollerford, Northumberland.
The Temple of Mithras situated outside the perimeter of the Roman Fort, Brocolitia at Carrawburgh, Northumberland.
The Temple of Mithras near to the fort is an early 3rd century Mithraeum, There is a reconstruction at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. It was discovered in 1949. at Carrawburgh, Northumberland.
The stones here are reproductions.The Mithraeum at the Roman Fort Brocolitia at Carrawburgh, Northumberland.
Offerings left by walkers on the Hadrian's wall path the Bull is very appropriate The Temple of Mithras Carrawburgh, Northumberland. (In every Mithraeum the centrepiece was a representation of Mithras killing a sacred bull, called the tauroctony)
Across the road from the Roman Fort Brocolitia the storm seen earlier at Collerford looks more threatening. Carrawburgh, Northumberland.
Alnmouth Village and Beach
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Alnmouth village seen over the River Aln from the Warkworth road. Alnmouth, Northumberland.
With the tide out the boats sit in the sand at the River Aln estuary. Northumberland.
At the mouth of the River Aln at Alnmouth, Northumberland.
The Ferry Hut. One of the smallest visitor centres in the country, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Looking to Church Hill while sheltering from the start of the rain in The Ferry Hut, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
A patriotic couple making their way across the main street in Alnmouth Village, Northumberland.
Coquet Island seen from the beach at Almouth, Northumberland.
This chap on the beach at Almouth was looking for his dog. I couldn't believe it when it bounded back onto the sand , Northumberland.
Weathered wood on the beach, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
On the beach at Almouth with the weather now pretty poor there were still couples taking a walk, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Northumberland is England's Secret !


The Duddo Stones, Bardon Mill - River South Tyne
Alwinton Border Shepherd's Show 2014(pt 2), Bothal - River Wansbeck
At the mouth if the River Tyne !, Alwinton Border Shepherd's Show 2014
Druridge Bay, Buttermere Lake District
Birdoswald, Lanercost Priory
Royal Quays Marine. North Shields, Fontburn Reservoir, evening
Nothumberland County Show Bywell two sets.
Hulne Park Alnwick, The Brizlee Tower.
Amble Marina, river Coquet, Warkworth Castle.
6 x A4 locomotives Shildon. Co. Durham, Alston Cumbria, Allen Valleys
Alnmouth Village and beach. Chollerford bridge, Temple of Mithras.
Best of 2013 , Healey Cote and Hope farm Near Rothbury