Now, at this point I had never been to the North East, or Northumberland – I think the only county in the UK I hadn’t visited. The next serendipitous thing happened. We stumbled across Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain on the 14th January 2022, where she happened to be walking a 16 mile stretch of the Northumberland coast taking in Falmouth, Cullernose Point, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, finishing at Newton Point.
The next thing we were doing was booking a family holiday to Northumberland – doubling up as a ‘getting to know the area’ for my November trip later in the year.
Known for it’s Anglo Saxon heritage from following the footsteps of Uhtred in Netflix’s The Last Kingdom, and how the Northumberland coastline offers a variety of landscape photography opportunities. This ranges from sand dunes and tidal patterns, to boulders and castle ruins. This TV show really whetted my appetite and I couldn’t wait to get there. I even managed to get some images of Lindisfarne Castle, seals and of jewel in the crown, Bamburgh Castle.