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Ross Back Sands

Ross Back Sands is a beautiful coastal site to the north of Bamburgh and Budle Bay and to the south of Holy Island.  Like Budle Bay, Ross Back Sands is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and is a great site to view costal birds.

Photo above – A view of Ross Back Sands from Holy Island 

Key Species to watch out for include Terns in the spring/summer months and Divers, Scoters and Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes in the winter.

Snow Buntings can also put in an appearance in the winter and with the benefit of a telescope, Skua’s and Shearwaters can be seen at times passing by.

Photo to the right
A Snow Bunting by Mark Eaton

Due to the exposed nature of this site, visitors are advised to wrap up warm, especially in the winter.