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Northumberland Wildlife Trust plans trip to Farnes to mark centenary

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Farne Islands, photo Kevin O'Hara

Farne Islands, photo Kevin O’Hara

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is taking bookings for its 2012 centenary anniversary boat trip to the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary, set for  Saturday 23 June from 12.30pm – 5.00pm.

The trip is part of the national celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of The Wildlife Trusts Movement.

The tour, which starts and ends at Seahouses includes a cruise around all the Farne Islands, viewing sea birds on the cliff faces, visiting the Grey Seal colonies and also follows the route Grace Darling and her father took during their heroic rescue in 1838.

Inner Farne Island Exploration

The Inner Farne is the largest of the Farne Islands, covering 16 acres. In the summer it is home to thousands of nesting birds. During our extended visit to the Island experts will be available for any questions you have on the area and the many birds you will hopefully see, including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Terns.

There is a walkway round the island suitable for disabled visitors and the National Trust have an Information Centre and public toilets on the island.

Tickets cost £20.00 per person (including landing fees) and booking is essential; although refreshments will not be available, trippers are welcome to bring their own to eat either during the boat trip or whilst on the Island.

To book your place please telephone Christine O’Neil, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Membership Officer on: 0191 284 6884. Payment can be made either by debit / credit card over the telephone or you can reserve your place and pay by cheque.

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