Amble Shipwrecks
Landmark Amble Northumberland

Amble Shipwrecks

Landmark In Amble, Northumberland

A number of shipwrecks visible in Amble harbour at low tide.

We've wandered aplenty around Amble, especially recently while hunting for the sculptures on the Amble Bord Waalk Art Trail, but we didn't realise there were more hidden gems to be found.

Hidden in the mudflats of Amble Harbour are a number of shipwrecks that can best be seen at low tide and are visible either from the Braid or head across the estuary if you want a closer look.

However the best way to view the Amble Shipwrecks is from the air. You might be thinking we sent up our very own Red5 drone for these photos, but they were kindly supplied by our new Fabulous North friend Emma Giles from Northumberland Adventures. (I wonder if her drone has a name?)

We scoured the t'internet for more information on their history, but came up a little short. We heard that they are at least 70-80 years old and are probably old collier ships used to transport coal from the local mines.

According to the Amble and District Local History website there there are ten shipwrecks that are visible on the north side of the Coquet estuary. They mention "The six larger wrecks are possibly lighters similar to the vessel moored at the far end of the North Jetty in this photograph."

Warkworth Harbour Dredger Hugh Andrews circa 1909, Amble.

Although known as shipwrecks, it's more likely that these are just old ships that were moored and then left to deteriorate over the years. Anyone who knows more information, please get in touch.

Thanks again to our new friend Emma Giles who supplied all of the aerial photos. Why not head over to her Northumberland Adventures Instagram page for more smashing photos and videos of our beautiful area.

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Plenty of parking at Warkworth Beach car park. Or park within Amble in one of the many car parks in the town centre.

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.

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