WATCH: New Year’s Day dip at Alnmouth

It was a chilly start to the New Year for some Alnmouth residents when they braved the sea for a New Year’s Day dip.

Crowds turned out to witness the hardy souls who ventured in to the sea, raising money for charity in the process.

The freezing North Sea didn't stop the fun at Alnmouth on New Year's Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

The freezing North Sea didn't stop the fun at Alnmouth on New Year's Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Gazette’s Jane Coltman was there to see the fun, full report and pictures in Thursday’s Northumberland Gazette.

There was also a charity dip at Amble.

And more than 200 swimmers chilled out in a New Year dip at Whitley Bay, among a series of swims throughout the country.