Rockpooling, island trails and adventure

Farne Islands
Picture by Jane Coltman
Farne Islands Picture by Jane Coltman

A summer of fun is planned on the Northumberland coast as the National Trust hosts a series of events for the rest of the school holidays.

The trust has lots to offer on the Northumberland coast this summer, with ranger-led rock pool rambles and beach fun days happening during August, and beaches to be explored at St Aidans, Low Newton, Druridge and Embleton Bay – Countryfile magazine’s Beach of the Year 2017.

Ranger Jane Lancaster said: “We have several 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 and ¾, rock pool rambles and a beach fun day happening over the summer holidays.

“These events are happening on August 11 at Low Newton, August 25 at St Aidans, Seahouses, and August 26 at Low Newton.

“These are free and everyone is welcome to join us for a rummage in the rock pools to see what creatures we can find. Kids love ticking ‘check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool’ off of their lists.”

Once the breeding birds have migrated, the rangers are opening up the pretty St Cuthbert’s Cove on the Farne Islands to visitors, with an island trail.

Countryside manager Gwen Potter said: “This is a great place to bring a picnic and watch the boats passing by this lovely sheltered spot. Keep a look-out for curious seals too.”