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Northumberland & the Farne Islands - A Beginner Birdwatching Tour

Tour Code: GBR42

A 6-day exploration of Northumberland's spectacular coast, offshore islands and Cheviot Hills. This tour has been designed specifically with Beginner Birdwatchers in mind.

6 days from £795(flights not included) Land Only Price: £795 SRS: £0


Large numbers of Puffins, Arctic Tern colonies, Roseate Terns, and a myriad of nesting seabirds are just a few of the attractions awaiting participants on this 6-day birdwatching holiday. From a comfortable hotel base in Seahouses, we explore a variety of localities along the picturesque Northumberland coast and include in the itinerary a boat trip around Coquet Island as well as a full day on the legendary Farne Islands, ranked among the greatest seabird islands in Europe. Our tour will also visit the Cheviot Hills to observe a variety of upland birds and glimpse examples of Northumberland's past in the form of ancient castles and the impressive monastery on Lindisfarne (Holy Island).

  • Large Puffin colonies on Coquet Island & the Farne Islands
  • Nesting Arctic, Roseate & Little Terns
  • Huge seabird colonies of Shags, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills & Kittiwakes
  • Numerous Grey Seals
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation in the coastal village of Seahouses
  • Enjoy the ancient ruins on Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
  • Find upland birds such as Dipper & Red Grouse in the Cheviot Hills
  • Learn from Naturetrek’s local ornithologist & leader, Mike Hodgson

Food

Breakfasts and evening meals included in holiday price, allow £5 - £10 per day for lunches.

Accommodation

Comfortable tourist hotel, each room with private facilities.

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Seahouses

Day 2 Holy Island

Day 3 Coquet Island; Long Nanny

Day 4 Farne Islands

Day 5 Cheviot Hills

Day 6 Newcastle

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Mr & Mrs H.
London
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We benefited from being a group of just 7 in total. We could get to know one another more easily, fit in small hides more easily and all get to see the birds. It was a very friendly group - inspired by Tom's friendliness, patience and good humour. The tern colonies and auk colonies on the Farne Islands were absolutely stunning. It was incredible being so close to so many iconic birds, like Puffins. Each day was well-paced and very interesting. Tom's love of; and knowledge of Northumbria (history as well as natural history) helped too.
E.R.
Herefordshire
Tour leader Tom was really excellent - our group consisted of four complete amateurs, myself included, but Tom has the ability to include us in the group.
A.C.
Middlesex
Tom Cadwallender was an excellent tour leader.
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Tue 13th June 2017 - Sun 18th June 2017

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£795

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We benefited from being a group of just 7 in total. We could get to know one another more easily, fit in small hides more easily and all get to see the birds. It was a very friendly group - inspired by Tom's friendliness, patience and good humour. The tern colonies and auk colonies on the Farne Islands were absolutely stunning. It was incredible being so close to so many iconic birds, like Puffins. Each day was well-paced and very interesting. Tom's love of; and knowledge of Northumbria (history as well as natural history) helped too.
Mr & Mrs H., London

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