Art In Amble, Northumberland
A trail of 12 bird related art exhibits dotted around the town of Amble. Find their exact whereabouts with our handy map and exact locations.
You've probably guessed by now that the Fabulous North team like a bit of twitching (bird watching if you need a translation) and so it was great to see that a new bird-themed art trail is being gradually unveiled on the Amble coast.
This walking art trail is known as the Bord Waalk (bird walk if you need another translation!) and features 12 sculptures, although some are still under construction. Here is all you need to know about where they are and what to look out for.
This sculpture is designed by Jonny Michie and is on the roof of Spurrelis.
We missed this one as we were looking at ground level and didn't think to look up. Fortunately our new Fabulous North friend Lynne Morelli from Fotografia Morelli sent us these lovely pictures.
This fabulous sculpture can be found next to the Coquet Shorebase and is by Rob Mulholland. Rob explains, "The sculpture has been created using cut stainless steel bird shapes that are interlocked and welded to form a three dimensional sphere. An open entrance on one side allows people the opportunity to enter the sphere and become part of the bird flock, thus creating an immersive and unique experience."
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
A nature reserve at the northern end of Druridge Bay and one of the best wildlife spots in the north east.
An old water tower from Broomhill Colliery that was sold at auction to be a house.
A bronze sculpture depicting six monks transporting St Cuthbert's coffin in Durham City centre by Fenwick Lawson.
A piece of public art found at Blyth Quayside representing a full sized steam train and tender.
A free art gallery in the centre of Newcastle housing works by Henry Moore, Thomas Bewick, Norman Cornish, Richard Hamilton and Charles Napier Hemy among others.