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Rumbling Kern

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Shore dive over rocky ridges.

Suggested Experience: Novice upwards.

Travel directions: From Alnwick 7 miles 16 mins  Google

Parking directions:   About 200m from the sea the road veers sharply left (north) whilst a farm road leads off to the right and a track passes straight on through a gate towards the sea. Park on the verge of the farm road taking care not to block the gate. Access to the sites is through the gate and along the track.

Rumbling Kern parking

Lat & Long:  55.4485,-1.58664661 Postcode NE66 3LB

Tides: Tide tables  current runs south to north.

Depth: 10m

Site entry/exit: From the sandy beach climb the rock here (pick below) then its an easy walk over the rocks. and enter and exit the water in the gully.

Rumbling Kern site entry/exitRumbling Kern site entry/exit

Underwater directions: There are several reefs running paralleling too the shore.The reefs are about 30-50m apart and the third and fourth reefs out are usually the biggest (up to 2.5m high) All the reefs have a vertical wall with the kelp covered tops sloping eastwards into the sand. Pick a reef and follow it along and back. There is an arch about 150m out from the shore on the third reef and there are bits of the sub G11 that was broken up for salvage just north of here.

Air & Nitrox:  The Fifth point

Site Hazards: Entering and exit with high waves.

Nearest Public phone: None close to here.

Mobile Network service: Contact me


Other comments: Its a bit of a walk with dive kit from the car to the dive site. The area between the rocks and the grass is a sheltered area and is great for a BBQ.

Pub: The Coach Inn

Cafe: None close to here.

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Thanks To: Northeast diving sites


Created by: John Nicolson

Date: 24/5/08

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