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
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
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And this photograph is taken from the beach footpath
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and a Boulmer Coble...a rather charming small boat
Some more pictures
Alnwick, Alnmouth and
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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RAF Boulmer. The search and rescue station for the
helicopter based at Boulmer.
Birding around Howick and Boulmer