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Castle Island Northumberland

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Pectoral Sandpiper
Alan Curry
07 September 2021
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Site Details

A remnant salt marsh island now marooned in brackish water about 300m inland from a weir on the River Wansbeck, south of Ashington.

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Follow the A189 Spine road to Ashington and turn left onto the B1334. After 0.5 miles turn left at the Foxcover Pub. Drive through to the back of the industrial estate and turn right. Park near the bend at the end of the road. There is a footpath to the south which leads to the north bank where good views can be obtained.


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No charge.

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Any reasonable time.



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