New "Alnmouth Trail: The Riverside" colour leaflet available free from Bailiffgate

Posted: 05.11.15

The excellent full-colour trail guide to Alnmouth created by Alnmouth Local History Group is available free from Bailiffgate Museum from Monday 9th November


In mid-Victorian times a reporter for the Alnwick Mercury wrote that: “Recent improvements..have rendered Alnmouth an exceedingly agreeable place of summer resort". One hundred and fifty years later, annual visitor numbers to this agreeable resort have grown to levels that our Victorian correspondent could barely have believed.

Present day schoolchildren find it difficult to picture the ancient trading and fishing port that once lay at the mouth of the Aln. Recognising the need both to help extend local school children’s understanding of their historic environment, and to inform and engage visitors, Alnmouth Local History Group supported by the Bailiffgate Museum have compiled a new ‘Village Trail’ which aims to help bridge this gap.

 A colourful pocket-sized leaflet titled Alnmouth Trail: The Riverside provides a step-by-step description and map for a 1½-kilometre circular walk along the riverside and back again through the village, highlighting a dozen sites of interest: from medieval salt pans to the Victorian harbourmaster’s office.The leaflet is available free in the foyer of Bailiffgate Museum from Monday 9th November.