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St Abb’s Head

May 31, 2014

Northumberland 115During our time in Northumberland, we couldn’t resist passing over the border into Northumberland 116Scotland, to visit St Abbs and St Abb’s Head – please note that the headland has an apostrophe, the village does not, though both are named after the same early saint.

It must be fourteen years at least since I was in the vicinity. It remains a most attractive area to visit. The volcanic disruptions created a mighty and colourful area of rock, though there were not so many birds as I had expected.

After our walk to the great Northumberland 117headland, we wandered down into the village itself and had tea in what had once been the village schoolroom.

Nearby is a monument to the 189 fishermen lost in a great storm along this coast in Victoria’s reign.Northumberland 118Northumberland 121


4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2014 10:01 pm

    Love the light on the waves in the second-last photo 🙂 Can you get out onto the end of St. Abb’s Head? (without any unnecessary heroics of course)

  2. June 2, 2014 6:49 am

    In theory you can. but there are regular landslips.

  3. Valkrye permalink
    June 2, 2014 4:28 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  4. June 3, 2014 6:24 am

    Many thanks.

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