Lindisfarne: Going wild on a small island


Tammy Tour Guide

There’s nothing quite like a crisp winter day on Lindisfarne with bright sunshine and clear skies.

Lindisfarne is an exhilarating place any season of the year but December is one of my favourite months.

The crowds have gone, the beaches are empty and the village has the sleepy air of a forgotten backwater.

Sometimes it feels like this is your own island retreat with its beach walks, quiet streets and stunning views across the water to the mainland.

At around only 2 kilometres square Lindisfarne is small but perfectly formed.

In common with many islands Lindisfarne has a very particular ambience.

There’s almost a sense of claustrophobia even though you’re in one of the remotest places in the British Isles.

There’s also a frisson of excitement and the slightly scary possibility that you’ll lose track of the tide times and get stranded overnight.

Around 200 people live in cottages and…

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