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A blog in pictures “My adventures at Spurn Point Heritage Coast”

Last month I made a visit to the wonderful Spurn Point Heritage Coast. I took along my mountain bike so I could explore and my i-phone to take the pictures. Spurn Point Heritage coast is a wonderful coastline which consists of a long, curving hook of shingle and sand arcing into the mouth of the River Humber. Find below a blog in pictures of my wonderful adventures at Spurn Point.

Miles of beautiful untouched coast at Spurn point

The coast at Spurn point

Kilnsea Caravan site at the start of Spurn point

Out on my mountain Bike enjoying the Spurn point coast line

Beautiful beaches at Spurn Point looking out to the North Sea

Riding on my bike on the narrow road Spurn point

Traveling on my bike toward the famous Spurn Point Lighthouse

Spurn point light house

Spurn point light house

upclose the Spurn Point Lighthouse

The sun shining on the lighthouse

The light house at Spurn point

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Spurn point

spurn point coast

spurn point coast road

spurn point coast road

spurn point coast road

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

The pebbles at spurn point

The pebbles at spurn point

 

The North Sea side of Spurn Point

North sea waves at Spurn point

 

Spurn Point Beaches

Spurn Point Beaches

The Erosion of the coast line at Spurn Point

 

The Erosion at Spurn Point

 

The Erosion shown on the coastline at Spurn Point

 

Spurn Point Nature Reserve

To find out more about the amazing Spurn Point Heritage coast please take a look at the following links below

The Wildlife trust  http://www.ywt.org.uk/spurn_point.php 

Spurn Bird Observatory http://www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk/ 

Seven Man Made Wonders http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/sevenwonders/yorkshire/spurn/ 

Spurn Point http://www.spurnpoint.com/ 

Spurn Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spurn 

Spurn Head taken from the air in 1979 image from Wikipedia

 

Map of Spurn point

 

 

 

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A Blog in Pictures: The Famous Greedy Bridlington Seagull

Mr seagull of Bridlington with his beady greedy eye

Mr seagull standing proud

Mr seagull peeping

You looking at me?

Now come on I'm hungry

God damn it woman im hungry

oh please can I have a chip

I Maybe if I look away

and stand tall and pretty

come on come on

yeap I can feel the love

Yes yes the chips are coming

I got my chip weyhey

What a mouthful Mr seagull eating his chip (what a picture)

Mmmm that chip was delicious

Is that it then?

so that really is it no more chips?

oh well I guess thats it

I guess I'll be making my way then

and off he goes.....

My adventures at Clumber Park

Clumber park is based in North Nottinghamshire, just south of Worksop, in the northernmost part of Sherwood Forest.

In early June 2011 I was lucky enough to spend a few days camping in the newly opened campsite at Clumber Park, below is my amazing adventures of Clumber park in pictures enjoy as I certainly did and highly recommend to all for more details on Clumber Park http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2.htm

The Coleman Tent all put up ready for my camping holiday at Clumber Park

The Clumber Park campsite has only recently opened. Pitch a tent from only £15.00 per night, how could I refuse to stay. Also on site are the ultra cool camping cabins (pods and wigwams) starting from only £38.00 per night these cool pods provide great accommodation for up to 5 people (next time I visit will be trying out a pod) Not only do you have the option of the pods and wigwams but there is also a Mongolian Yurt a 22 foot tent sleeping up to 4 people more details on the Clumber campsite is here  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumber_campsite-now-open.htm

Clumber park pods

Clumber park pod

While camping in Clumber park, I had access to 3,800 acres of green open space, enjoyed walking down Europe’s longest double avenue of lime trees , which line the grand entrance. I hired a bike and went on a 20 mile bike route through the park, and enjoyed a meal in the on site restaurant, which used fresh ingredients picked from the Clumber park walled kitchen garden.

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The walls of the walled kitchen garden

The walled Kitchen garden has a wealth of sights and smells to experience, from herbaceous borders, trees laden with heritage varieties of fruit.

Inside the walled kitchen garden Clumber park

looking down to the walled garden

walks around Clumber park

chapel of st mary Clumber park

Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Clumber chapel was  built between 1886 and 1889

lots to see around Clumber park

While I stayed on the campsite at Clumber park I was delighted to learn about the discount on the bike hire, my daughter enjoyed the tag bike we hired as we did a 20 mile bike ride around Clumber park

Hiring bikes at Clumber park

amazing tree bark

Lots of amazing wildlife and nature to see at Clumber Park, the man made serpentine lake offers a 4 mile route around its banks, with amazing views from the ornamental bridge and opportunities for bird spotting, there are over 200 species living at Clumber Park including Mallards, Swans, Geese and Coots.

chocolate tree in the souvenir shop

Clumber Park is a perfect place for all the family take a look at this link tot he Clumber Discovery and Exhibition centre  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumberpark-clumber-discovery-and-exhibition-centre.htm 

While I was camping at Clumber Park I had the great experience of the wartime weekend lots of fantastic pictures below from the weekend.

Clumber Park wartime weekend

wartime suitcases

wartime clumber park

 

wartime at clumber park

wartime dancing clumber park

 

wartime dancing clumber park

 

shopping for vintage

 

wartime shopping clumber park

wartime ladies