Razorbills, Shags, Kittiwakes and of course puffins......these are just some of the birds who are nesting on the Farne Islands. This haven for wildlife is a photographers delight as our own Jane Coltman discovered when she visited this week. She doesn't have a super zoom lens so pictures like these should be attainable by anyone with a standard modern camera.
Four private companies sail to the Farne Islands from Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast. They all offer a range of different trips to suit all tastes so look at their websites to help decide how best to experience the islands. In addition, the National Trust charges a landing fee per island: if you are a National Trust member, you do not have to pay a landing fee, but you do need to present your membership card.