Club Walk No 1, Warkworth Circular - Tuesday 2nd June 2015.

       

During the summer break Morpeth Camera Club run a programme of informal walks and visits to places of local interest
where those that wish to do so can practice their photography, keep in contact and exchange tips and ideas. On Tuesday
2nd June 2015, thirteen members met with the intention of completing a circular route around the village of Warkworth.
Leaving from the Stanners car park behind St Lawrence's Church, the group headed west along the beautiful riverside walk
to the Hermitage. On this section wild flowers, including bluebells and red campion, swans, grey herons and black headed
gulls, and " the castle reflected in the water " image were all photographed.
Leaving the river we headed south on the public footpath from Coquet Lodge to Howlett Hall and then turned east, walking
above Mill Walk Wood as we progressed towards the cricket ground. As the low evening sunshine lit up Warkworth Castle,
members looked for different images of this popular landmark as we crossed in front of the Keep and onto Castle Terrace.
Our route took us down Wellfield to The Butts as we rejoined the footpath alongside the River Coquet. This led us past the
Old school & Old school house to the river crossings, the "new bridge" built in 1965 and the "old bridge" built in 1379. This
bridge is unique as it is the only surviving fortified bridge in England. Last images were taken as the light began to fade &
we successfully completed our walk with a visit to a local hostelry for refreshments. Thank you to all who attended.

Davy.