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Farne Islands - Visitor
Farnes lie two-five miles off the Northumberland coast, opposite Bamburgh. |
01665 721099 (Infoline)
01665 720308 (William Shiel boat trips)
316 - map ref:159655|
Boat trips and bird watching. Seal spotting. Diving. |
kit:||Take a hat - watch out for the dive bombing
terns! Pack plenty of snacks and drinks as the Farne Islands do not have cafés.
Binoculars are a must for bird watchers. Check the weather before planning a trip.
Take waterproofs and sensible footwear as the weather can change quite quickly.
season: Summer during the breeding season between April/May and June/end July.
Farne - there is a walkway round the island suitable for disabled visitors. Staple
Island is a rocky island and is not recommended for disabled visitors. |
are boat trips every day from Seahouses harbour, weather permitting. Organised
trips are run by the RSPB in Summer. There are no landings in rough weather.
Parking in Seahouses, opposite the harbour.
The nearest train service is Chathill, four miles away (Sundays excluded). The
closest bus service runs to Dunstanburgh Castle and Seahouses. Arriva Northumbria
401, 501 Alnwick-Belford.
the Summer boat trips run daily to Staple Island (morning) and Inner Farne (afternoon).
Occasional boat trips in the Autumn - phone for dates and times. In April, August
and September the tours of Inner Farne are available at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
Between May 1st - July 31st it is possible to make a morning landing on Staple
Island with the trips leaving at 10am and 11am.
An all day specialist tour operates
in the breeding season at 10am.
trip charge plus landing fee to islands.|