Hi, we're Philip and Lynn Gregory and we have two wonderful holiday cottages for hire in the idyllic country village of Bamburgh. We've created this blog to provide anyone who's thinking of visiting the region with some great ideas on how to make the most of your trip.

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Our self catering family holiday cottages are located along one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the north east, with nearby Bamburgh castle towering 150 ft above the sea. If you're interested in finding out more and possibly making a booking, why not take a look at our website.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sea Pups on the Farne Islands

Births of grey seal pups reach their peak at this time of year. The 4,000 strong grey seal colony on the Farne Islands make it the largest colony in England. The first pup arrived on the 4th October and it has been joined by another 400 since then.

Last year over 1,300 pups were born, but there is a high mortality rate of about 55%. Storms can lash the rocky islands washing them off the rocks into the sea. The weather this year has been fairly kind.

Wardens tag some of the pups which can tarvel long distances in their first year of life.