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The shores of Northumberland support some of the most spectacular marine life in Europe. Our rocky shores in particular are teaming with life. Join us on a rocky shore safari and experience this amazing wildlife close up.

On this adventure you will learn about the daily tides and their influence on the creatures and plants living on the shore, you can delve into the natural rock pool aquariums to see what lurks in their shallow depths, turn boulders to find what shelters beneath, and learn about the abundant kelp forests that fringe the shore.

Claire Hedley coordinated the management of marine protected areas in Northumberland and Berwickshire for 7 years and has an excellent knowledge of the intertidal rocky shores. She now works for the Marine Management Organisation developing strategic marine plans for English seas, leading the development of environmental policy.

Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

There is a £5 charge for this event. 

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for walking on wet and slippery rocks. Bring waterproofs if rain is forecast.

Facilities - There are toilets and shops in Bamburgh town centre.

This event is part of the Coast Care initiative created to train, support and resource volunteers to contribute to the management and conservation of the Northumberland coastline from Berwick to Amble.


Please meet 10 minutes before the session start time at the second beach car park from the Wynding, Bamburgh.

Parking - There is free parking available, however this can be limited during busy times.

Past Dates
  • 2nd Nov 2019 @ 11:00am

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