The Photographer’s Guide to Northumberland

The latest in the excellent series of Photographer’s Guides from Long Valley Books covers the beautiful county of Northumberland.  It’s packed with great locations all along the coast from Tynemouth up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, plus the Northumberland countryside and national park and a section on the Hadrian’s Wall area. The countryside section features a couple of […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Linhope Spout and Boulmer

I have photographed in Northumberland a number of times over the past few years both on the coast and in the national park, staying with my sister at Amble by the Sea (a great spot for exploring the county) but as she’s due to move back to Yorkshire soon I quickly planned in another two […]

A Woolly Walk from Wooler

After my second visit to the Simonside Hills on my summer trip to Northumberland  I wanted to get back and explore more of the National Park, this time heading further north to the village of Wooler, a good base for exploring the area around The Cheviot. I set out along the lane from Wooler through […]

Simonside Hill and Heather Moorland in Summer near Rothbury Northumberland England

Simonside Hills Revisited

I really enjoyed the walk over the Simonside Hills from Rothbury earlier in the summer, and had noted at the time that the heather would look great in August, so on my return to Northumberland for a week’s holiday at the end of August I made a point of doing the walk again. This time […]

Simonside from Dove Crag in the Simonside Hills near Rothbury Northumberland England

Last Week’s Shoot – Simonside Hills

As predicted, I’ve still been working through the backlog of images from my recent visit to Northumberland this week, so this week’s Last Week’s Shoot is actually a Last Month’s Shoot!  This was probably the highlight of the trip – a walk from Rothbury over the Simonside Hills and back. I headed out of Rothbury […]

Amble Harbour Entrance and Coquet Estuary at Dusk

Last Week’s Shoot – Amble Harbour

I had a few days in Northumberland last week, and the week before, taking in Amble by the Sea, Alnwick and the lovely Simonside Hills near Rothbury, and I think there may need to be some upcoming “Last Month’s Shoot” posts as I’m only just  getting round to processing the images!  However, I’ve done a […]

Mark Sunderland with commended photographer Dot Tindal and People's Choice winner Joan Robinson

Amble Through The Lens 2013

I was asked to judge the ‘Coast and Castles’ landscape photography category in this year’s Amble Through The Lens photography competition, organised by St Cuthbert’s church in Amble, Northumberland. It was great to see so many great landscape images of the Northumberland coast – many familiar locations but also one or two that I didn’t […]