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Castle Island Northumberland

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Species
Temminck's Stint
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Frank Golding
Date
21 May 2017
Description
On mid-river mud bank about 150 meters west of Castle Island, mid-afternoon. Associating with a small group of Ringed Plovers.
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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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Directions

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 restrictions.

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No charge.

Opening Times

Any reasonable time.

Facilities

None

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