NU2235 : West Wideopen

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Red Barns, Northumberland, Great Britain

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West Wideopen
West Wideopen
Farne Islands
A group of 15 - 20 islands (depending on the tides) offshore of Seahouses, Northumberland. They are the most easterly outcrops of the Whin Sill (a dolerite intrusion across north east England). The islands are divided into the inner and outer islands. The Islands are an important breeding ground for many seabirds having a large Puffin population. There is also an important seal colony here. The whole area is designated a National Nature Reserve.
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Whin Sill
The Whin Sill is a large igneous intrusion into the rocks of Northern England. The intrusion is dated at 295 million years ago, the rock is dolerite. Several classic locations of Northern England owe their location to this sill - Hadrian's Wall, Farne Islands, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2228 3593 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.9874N 1:38.8698W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2223 3559
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