Archive for 30/11/2014

Northumerland coast and Farne Islands Week with The Essex Boys

As most of you know I also paddle with the East Coast Sea Kayakers (A face Book group of sea paddlers) and was lucky enough to be asked if I would like to join them on there Farne Island trip in September. We would be hiring a house and self cater to keep the cost down. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.




Trips during the week.

Day 1: Beadnell to Bamburgh Castle and back

Day2: Circumnavigation of Lindesfarne (Holy Island) from Bamburgh Castle and Return

Day3: Alnmouth to Beadnell via Craster

Day 4: Beadnell to The Outer Farne Islands

Day 5: Cocklawburn Beach to Bamburgh Castle Via Lindesfarne

Day 6: Beadnell bay to Inner Farne Islands and back


A great week away with good company, about 160k paddled in all sea states from flat to 4mtr swells. The wild life was in abundance so many seals, bird live and even a pod of dolphins spotted from a distance. The week cost about £180 inclusive, excluding beer!, the way to do it.  I would paddle the Northumberland coast again there is lots more to see.

Pictures from the Devon WW trip River Dart 2014