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Boulmer - Northumberland coast

Boulmer with its helicopter rescue base is close to Alnmouth. Historically Boulmer was well known for smuggling and this was often centred around the "Fishing boat Inn". During the 18th century one of the more famous smugglers was Will Faa who was known as the King of the Gypsies. He actually hailed from Kirk Yetholm just over the Scottish border and past Kirknewton.

Close by there is the folly of Ratsheugh Observatory which was built by one of the Dukes of Northumberland.

This photograph shows the view southwards

boulmer

 

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And this photograph is taken from the beach footpath

Boulmer

 

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 and a Boulmer Coble...a rather charming small boat

 

Boulmer Coble

Some more pictures

 

Boulmer 007

 

Boulmer Beach 001

 

 Nearby

Alnwick, Alnmouth and Lesbury

 Finally the Google map for Boulmer which shows the change from the sandy bay at Alnmouth to the more rocky area around Boulmer. 


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References

 RAF Boulmer. The search and rescue station for the helicopter based at Boulmer.

Birding around Howick and Boulmer