Holy Island

Holy Island


Route: Holy Island

Area: Northumberland

Date of walk: 29th March 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.6 miles

Weather: sunshine and showers

After a wonderful walk at Bamburgh earlier today, it seemed too much to expect that the weather would be on our side again, and so it seemed as we parked in the public car park just outside the village on Holy Island. It was raining. But after a while the rain turned to drizzle and a walk was on the cards

We walked into the village and visited Lindisfarne Priory, owned by English Heritage, and then strolled round the harbour to start the approach to Lindisfarne Castle. As we did so, the clouds parted and we we enjoyed a wonderful spell of weather. The castle itself was closed but this didn’t matter as the approach was magnificent. We could see and hear seals on the distant banks and there was a good variety of bird life

With more time available we’d have taken the wildlife trail round the island but that can wait for another time, as we’ll surely be back to this magical place, so we contented ourselves with retracing our steps back to the start

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