Sunday, August 03, 2008
Above - This is Ratcheugh Observatory. A folly built in the mid 1700's. From our usual view ( top) it looks like a stately home, but today it was open to the public and could be seen for what it was. A large room with 360 degree views of rural north Northumberland. It is located on the road between Alnwick and Longhoughton.
Above - Views from all sides. Top west towards Alnwick complete with Castle. Next, NW to the Cheviots, SE over Amble and Coquet Island. With binoculars Souter Lighthouse at Whitburn could be seen in the extreme distance ( rain willing) and north up to Bamburgh Castle in the gloom.
All the proceeds of the day are to help a little boy with a brain tumour. I hope it raised a lot of cash.