Views of Alnmouth (4)

Posted: July 4, 2014 in Northumberland, UK
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Lying between the village and the beach are Alnmouth common and Alnmouth Marsh, which together with the beach and the River provide a number of different habitats for wildlife within the relatively small area surrounding the village.

Alnmouth Marsh

Alnmouth Marsh

Alnmouth Marsh

Alnmouth Marsh

Alnmouth Common

Alnmouth Common

One interesting feature on Alnmouth Common is ‘the dice’. These cubes of stone were originally placed on the coast as anti-tank obstacles in case of invasion during the Second World War. However in more recent times, an unknown person has chosen to decorate them by adding dice spots. These are now renewed when ever they fade away.

The dice

The dice

Comments
  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Pleased to have found your blog. I was in alnmouth last year. Definitely gods country. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

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